Thursday, June 24, 2010

An eagle kind of day

Today just felt like an eagle kind of day.  It has just been a good day.  Enjoyable.  So for no reason at all I am posting a nice photo of a bald eagle coming in for a landing in a tree just down the road from my house.  The photo was taken in the winter of this year.  I have not gotten many chances to photograph bald eagles yet this summer.  I do enjoy watching them and photographing them.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This is an image of a garter snake I encountered in my yard for the second time in 2 days. I wanted to move him somewhere my dogs could not get him. They are not fond of snakes. As I was holding him I realized I had my 60mm lense on my camera and could actually take some photos while I was holding him. So I did.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bear Visit

Since moving to a more rural area four years ago we have had periodic visits from black bears.  They typically make there presence known in early spring after emerging from hibernation.  They like to forage on bird feeders.  On several occasions they have plundered my feeders occasionally destroying them.  On a few occasions my wife and I have been able to see the bears.  Usually just a glimpse as they move off into the woods and usually at night in low light.  This time I was able to see one during a time of day in which it would be light out.  The only down side was that it was a very overcast and foggy day.  My camera at times could not even focus on the bear through the dense fog requiring manual focus.  It was very interesting to observe the bears behavior.  I was happy to be able to get my first quality photographs of a black bear.