Saturday, January 17, 2009

Haines, Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

This was taken at the Haines Bald Eagle Festival, held in the Nov Time frame every year. This Eagle was perched in a tree about 50 ft above us. He was eating his "catch". The Haines bald eagle Festival is a wonderful opportunity to see approx. 3500 eagles feasting on the last salmon run of the year.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Viera Wetlands, Near Melbourne

Florida trip, the opportunity to capture these bird in the Florida winter is something everyone should do if you can possible do it. The colors are great and the birds are "everywhere"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sandhill Crane at Vierra Wetlands

Taken at the Vierra Wetlands near Melbourne, FL. Normally don't see many Sandhill Cranes there. There were two, must have been a male and female, they were watching over a couple of baby chicks.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Merritt Island

The first picture was taken at Merritt Island at sunrise. As you can see there are a number of Egrets wait. The next picture was take a few minutes later, as the sun came up. It was as if you had rang the diner bell. the birds all flocked to the water. I guess it was "you can't see the fish and now you can".

Monday, January 5, 2009

2008 Reflections

2008 was a year filled with interruptions to my photography work. Will not let that happen in 2009. I have set some goals to improve my skills and more important is the commitment to get out more and take more pictures. I received a book for Christmas called "Wild Delaware" by Kevin Fleming. He spent an entire year taking picture all over Delaware, both wildlife and scenery. An outstanding book, would recommend getting it if you are interested in taking pictures in Delaware. If you combine the opportunities of Delaware with the rest of the DELMARVA you should not be lacking in opportunities for subjects. My point is in a year he spent everyday out taking pictures. To be successful you need that commitment. I'm moving toward that commitment.... take more pictures. I also plan on posting my best shots as I spend more time out. On my return trip from the Baltimore area to Lewes I saw two eagles, one flying and the other eating on a dead deer, I did not have my camera, missed opportunities. No more missed opportunities......