By Ted Grussing
This little creature was dining on food he found on the tops of Lily Pads in the channel between the Upper Eau Clair Lake and Birch Lake this evening; he would feed on whatever it was on the top of a pad and then hop to the next pad and clean it out. Really fun to watch and even funner to shoot it. A Yellow-Rumped Warbler … much prettier than the name. A “Yellow Tail Lily Hopper” sounds better :+)
Started the day with a walk and got shots of Mergansers on a dock, almost got a pair of eagles and then back for breakfast and out on the lake for a few hours. Floated around for a while with seagulls and loons and then up to the north end and into Smith Lake and the next one (name escapes me). Got some fabulous shots of a Canada Goose taking off, in flight and landing, some not so great Wood Ducks and a few trees in color. This afternoon in search of color, I took a drive down to Hayward, Cable and a visit to Mt. Telemark, where In used to ski (now also with a big chalet, hotel, condos, golf course and a very nice air strip capable of taking jet traffic and then to Drummond and back to the lake.
For sure I will be missing peak color here, but hopefully will get it flying over Lockett Meadow and the SF Peaks over the weekend … returning to Sedona, Friday. It is cold here tonight … the migratory birds will be not far behind. I migrated a long time ago :+)
Have a great day and smile … especially if it is warm where you are.
…I yield myself to the thousand enchantments of sky and field and wood,
and play again like a child on the soft green of the earth.
— Max Ehrmann
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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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