I took a stroll up and down the Great River Walk (Dubuque) last week and made a few images of wildlife that I enjoy photographing. I have four images today.
This Great Egret was actually at the 16th Street Basin. Although the city has made an effort to clean the debris from the area it remains inundated with all sorts of garbage. I cannot believe the insensitivity of some with regards to this wonderful place.
You know, if you’ve followed my photography for very long, that I cannot pass up a chance at photographing a Blue Heron. The River Walk is high enough and just far enough to allow a great shot with a long lens without stressing the bird too much.
At one end of the River Walk is the barge staging area where they put together barges and load them up. I had to capture these gulls taking advantage of this temporary resting place.
On my way back I found this guy resting. So like the one before I had to take the shot.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
A short post today as I am true to form running late. I’m still experimenting with the images from the Phantom from my Monday experience. I didn’t take any still images but lifted the two images used for this post from the video. Therefore the quality of the images is pretty soft and was very noisy. After I removed the noise the images were really soft. Like I said I’m still testing and evaluating and trying new things.
I gave a program on the Phantom today and about my losing contact with it out over the Mississippi. I think the Rotarians enjoyed the presentation and I had fun telling the story and showing the 10 minute video.
I would have liked to give them a demonstration of what the Phantom looks like in flight but the temperature was a balmy 4 above with 15 – 25 mph winds so I opted to just do a PowerPoint presentation with some images and the video.
As you look at the image above if you focus on the middle of the image you will see me standing between the two benches flying the Phantom. I cannot actually see the Phantom because of the bright sky and my dark glasses but I could still see the POV application on my iPhone.
So if you think about how small I look to the Phantom (and trust me I’m not small) you can understand why I couldn’t see the Phantom once I got close to the bridge. I won’t make that mistake again.
That’s it for today. I hope you have a great Thursday. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Be careful.