I have three eagle images for you today. I said I wouldn’t show all 1,500 of them and I won’t but right now they are all I have in my photo inventory. I hope to get out this weekend and capture some different images. 🙂
Busy week at work. I am learning a new program that I will use almost every day in the future. It has a lot of advantages over what I’ve been using for years but right now, as I struggle with learning it, I have been frustrated. For example it took me 45 minutes to do a simple task that would have taken 3 minutes with the old program. That won’t happen as I get more familiar with the program but I said many bad words yesterday (to myself.) 🙂
This was not a planned shot but I like how the eagle cuts across the path of a jet many thousands of feet above him.
That Friday was a wonderful day for me. The best eagle photographing day I’ve ever had. Probably won’t be going back this year as my hard drive is full of eagle images and I have other commitments in the coming weeks. By that time the season will be over. So it was a fun day and way more than I had hoped for.
That’s it for today. Thanks for checking out the blog. Really cold weather for the next few days in our part of the world.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Lots to show you today with mostly eagles involved. The image above is the continuation of my story about the eagle taking a bath in the river (which I photographed Saturday.) The middle image of that post (yesterday) shows him staring at himself in the water. This was the next thing he did, completely immersed his head in the water.
What goes in of course must come out. It was at this point I still thought he was fishing a new way that I have not seen before. Nope, just washing his head feathers. 🙂
Imagine him shaking his head in slow motion with the water flying all around. Okay that’s probably a stretch. Anyway it was great fun watching him play in the water and grooming himself. He then flew over to a dead tree sticking out of the water and groomed his feathers.
Jeanne and I went to Green Island wetlands yesterday. My good friend Andreas had said there were Sandhill Cranes there and in fact he had captured many images of them on Friday.
It’s a long drive from where we live but for an opportunity to photograph Sandhill Cranes it’s worth the investment. We arrived at Green Island with great anticipation, unfortunately we found no Cranes. We weren’t too sad however as there were a large number of eagles in the area and lots of geese. Jeanne never gets tired of watching geese.
So we drove all over the marsh and then decided since we were this close we would drive further down to Sabula. We were not disappointed. There were lots of eagles. Most of which were too far out on the ice to get a lens on but just seeing that large number of eagles did my heart good.
For me the first Robin of the year has always been a sure sign that Spring was finally here. We saw our first Robin of the year yesterday so that was a great feeling.
Lots more images to look through and process. I hope you like eagles because that’s what I’m going to have this week. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
I had yesterday off. I took it off because we have a holiday Monday for President’s Day and I wanted to make a 4 day weekend out of it. My plan was to travel to Lock and Dam #14 and capture eagle images.
Best laid plans as the saying goes, I knew there was a problem when I pulled in the parking lot. Very few cars and less than 6 people on the observation deck with cameras. It was a gray and cloudy sky so that was the first problem and there wasn’t an eagle to be seen. I talked with one of the guys on the deck and he said the eagles were staying away because of all the pelicans.
There were lots of pelicans to be sure. They were coming in 4 – 6 at a time and sometimes just a single pelican would come in. A few geese and some ducks but no eagles. The Eagle trees were barren.
So I stayed there a couple of hours and shot 385 images of pelicans and a few geese and then gave up and headed home. Of course by the time I got home the sun had finally broken through and the light was fantastic. I traveled 3 hours for these shots. Nothing wrong with pelicans, don’t get me wrong I’ve photographed them many times and been thrilled with what I got. But it’s like having your mouth set for a steak and you find out you’re having chicken. They are both good but…
I was hoping to at least catch some pelicans fishing but they were not even doing that. They would come in, land, and then just float. At one time there was a dust-up between three pelicans and a duck that had wandered into their territory but I had my hands in my pockets getting warm and by the time I got my camera ready the action was over.
That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
Prayers for my dear Friend Kathy. There are a lot of people working for you my Friend. 🙂