Jeanne and I went down to the river yesterday to look at the rise in the water. Nothing like the Missouri River is getting but still the river is higher than normal.
I have taken and posted hundreds of photos of the critters I am showing today but I find it hard to resist photographing any of them when they let me get this close. Jeanne actually spotted this guy in the marina as we were headed to the river. At 900mm focal length I felt like I was right next to him. 🙂
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The ubiquitous Canada Goose is a common subject but couldn’t resist photographing this pair searching for food in at the Mud Lake park.
Finally one of my favorite subjects. This little ringed-bill gull was waiting on something but after watching him for about 7 minutes he never once moved so this is the pose he offered and the one I took. 🙂
We saw a couple of eagles on the ice but they were too far away to get a decent picture of them.
We decided to eat lunch at a place we had never been to before. So we dined at 1ST & Main. Nice restaurant, good service, and great food. We’ll stop there again.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Some of the other birds at Lock & Dam 14 from the other day. I have 3 images for you today.
I enjoy photographing the gulls that are always present. I know some of the other photographers at the dam probably wonder about me ripping off 20 shots of a common gull flying by but it is good practice and keeps up your panning technique. 🙂
I am going to have to defer to my friend Andreas, on the identity of this water fowl. I think it might be a wood duck but I’m no expert on water fowl. Two of the other photographers there that day both got up close to the bird and took photos of it. They both asked me what it was and I was of course clueless. So I don’t feel so bad knowing other photographers don’t always know their species.
This pelican swam past me so close I had to back my focal length off to get him all in the frame. They are methodical fishers until they find some fish then all hell breaks loose as they get into a feeding frenzy.
That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have four unrelated images for you today that I’ve made over the last two days. I will get back to my Nashville session soon as I have a lot of photos to still share from that journey.
I made this image because it’s not something you see everyday. We were at the lock and dam and realized this large tug was locking through the dam. I though it unique that it was riding on a sea of grass and flowers. 🙂
I never get tired of photographing wildlife even the Ringed-Bill Gull. I have hundreds (probably thousands) of images of them but they are fun to watch and to photograph.
I drove to DeWitt yesterday because our young Interns developed a really great recycling program for the DeWitt school and they presented it yesterday. Like one of the speakers said at the presentation, “If you’re worried about the younger generation, don’t be.” These individuals are quality people, incredibly smart, and just fun to be around. It was my pleasure to work with them over the eight week period.
Many of our staff from different banks attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. I’m very proud to work for an organization that gives so much to the communities we are in and helps individuals develop and grow.
That’s it for today. Back to the Nashville images tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Friday! I am fortunate to have a three-day weekend coming up due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. Since I haven’t shot a single image the entire week I plan to do a lot of shooting over the coming three days.
The image above is from last Saturday’s early morning shoot at the river. I missed this little gull on my first go through of the images. I can’t imagine why I passed it up as I really like it. I didn’t mess with the colors at all. Just set the white balance and the beautiful golden light is what I actually saw that morning.
Running late this morning as usual. Lots of things to say just no time to say them. More to come.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful. Successfully dodged a deer last night, whew!! 🙂