I can say happy Monday because I am retired! 🙂
Yesterday afternoon I had some errands to run so I took my camera with me and then did a little ride through the countryside to see if I could find some photo opportunities.
This image happened by accident. I saw a large hawk perched on a tall tree limb and I stopped well short to set up my camera and long lens. I got in position, rolled down the window and as soon as the lens came out of the window opening he took off. I was disappointed but as I lowered my gaze I saw this deer just staring at me. 🙂
I decided to go by the Buffalo ranch to see if any of them wanted their picture taken. They weren’t very cooperative and even though he had his back to me I was determined to get a shot of him.
I hadn’t been out in the country for a long time and I was amazed as to just how much snow they have had. There were drifts higher than the top of my vehicle. The snow is crusted over with a layer of ice and it was just as cold as it looks in this image.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I take a break from eagles today as I have images from our photo drive yesterday. Jeanne and I went on a photo drive yesterday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. It was a little warmer (a balmy -1) and the light was soft and orange. I was hoping to catch some wildlife in the harsh weather conditions. We drove a total of 67 miles to some of our favorite places but couldn’t find any wildlife to photograph. They were all hunkered down trying to endure the bitter cold temperatures.
So toward the end of our journey we came across these horses walking toward a barn and some hay. They were spread out when I stopped the car but as I started making images they actually grouped up and posed for me. 🙂
We came up over a hill, that we had driven on 20 minutes earlier, and found this heard of doe feeding in a harvested field of corn stalks. They didn’t offer to run as I’m sure they were hungry enough they didn’t want to leave what little food they had. We were far enough away that they probably didn’t sense any real danger from us. There were a lot more deer in the heard just couldn’t fit them all in the frame.
I know, it’s a common cow. Well this was taken before the horses. I told Jeanne I wasn’t going home with an empty card so I snapped an image of this cow in the field. It was shortly after that we saw the horses. 🙂
That’s it for today. Probably more eagle images tomorrow if I don’t find anything worthy today.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day. Stay warm and be careful.