I have a couple of images for today.
Yesterday I got a hair cut around 11:00 a.m. and Jeanne wanted to go with me because I said I’d buy her lunch. 🙂
She walked around and looked at all the building art while John was working his magic on my hair.
Afterward we went to a new (for us anyway) restaurant called Barrel House. It is where the former restaurant Crust had been located. The food was decent but the service was bad. I’ll admit we were there a little before the noon hour but I had to flag down a waitress to wait on us after ten minutes. Then After she brought our drinks we didn’t see her again until I waved at her again.
I realize you can’t make a judgement of a restaurant based solely on the performance of one waitress but it did leave a bad impression on me.
After lunch we drove down to the river. There was a man and woman throwing bread crumbs at the Ring-billed gulls and so I had to capture the first little guy. Later as we drove to the lock and dam we come across this Turkey Vulture with a face only a mother could love. He let us get very closed before he took his food and moved on.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
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.
Well this is embarrassing. I told you in yesterday’s post that I had missed the shot of the fire on the unharvested side of the corn field. This morning while going through my images I found this one. Apparently I got this shot before said official asked me to move my car. 🙂
I was still a good distance away from the fire trying to find a road that would take me closer. You can see how much smoke was put out by this blaze.
Every the opportunistic hunter this Turkey Vulture and his comrades were circling the fire looking for toasted rodents. You can debris from the fire in the sky. The wind was blowing at a pretty good clip so there was a lot of energy to move the fire along.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Saturday and be careful.