By Ted Grussing
… it was a beautiful day on Lake Pleasant today and a distinct absence of humans on the lake … the birds came out to play and celebrated having the lake pretty much to themselves and put on a celebratory display of silliness like this shot of a great blue heron doing I know not what, but obviously enjoying himself. We drifted up quite close to him and he just posed for us … then it was like all heck broke loose for about 30 seconds. Glad we got to enjoy the big kerfuffle .
A greater number of species are showing up although the total numbers of birds is not great. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Grebes, Golden Eye ducks, Ravens, Gulls including the Short Bill gull, Blackbirds and many more … after we retrieved the boat and we were getting it ready for the trip home I spotted some Queen Butterflies in the weeds at the top of the ramp … time out and we got some nice shots of them like the one below.
Into the weekend for me and as always the plan is to be back Monday morning … some aerial shots next week … The peaks should pick up some snow and past snowy mountains will be shared.
Enjoy your days and give thanks for the gift of life … it really is pretty cool being here!
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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