I went out Saturday afternoon looking for images because the sky was a deep blue and there were a lot of puffy clouds. One of my favorite conditions to shoot in. Problem was I couldn’t find anything to photograph (well that interested me.) So I paid a dollar and toured Eagle Point park.
It was a bit chilly and there were several people having picnics in their winter coats and hooded sweatshirts (not my idea of a picnic.) Anyway I was hoping for some small migrating birds but I couldn’t find anything other than sparrows and red-winged blackbirds.
There is a look out point at the park and so I shot a few images of the lock and dam system. For those who are not from this country the Mississippi River uses a series of locks and dams to control river levels and to assist with river traffic. Lock and Dam #11 is located at Dubuque, Iowa.
I noticed these pelicans sitting on the edge of the lock and so I shot this image in crop sensor mode (on my camera) which turned my 600 mm lens into essentially a 900 mm lens. I was pleased with the results considering I was hand holding the Sigma Contemporary lens.
I noticed this turkey vulture floating over the water so I followed him for a while with my lens.
This fish must have been dropped by an eagle. I’m sure it didn’t get there by itself. 🙂
Anyway it made a nice lunch for this guy.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.