By Ted Grussing
… however much I enjoy shooting all creatures and especially those with wings I keep returning to raptors … birds of prey. These are a couple of shots I recently took of Leroy a Harris’s Hawk which is among the birds that Michele of International Raptors and Falconry flies.
The top photograph was taken as Leroy was leaving his perch in a juniper tree and entering flight … the photo below is Leroy in action, flying low over the prairie in search of prey and rabbits are a favorite.
It was a beautiful day in Flagstaff today, snow on the ground and temperatures in the low 30’s where I was. Down to the lake in the morning and hoping to do better with the Bald Eagles than I did on Monday … about 60 in flight shots and all ended up in the bit bucket! I installed a new firmware update for the Canon R5 yesterday, so maybe that will do the trick … or perhaps I will do a better job getting the initial focus and keeping the subject in frame.
This is it for the week and the plan as always is to be back Monday morning … choose to have a beautiful rest of the week and weekend … smile and share the joy in your life with someone.
Keep breathing too …
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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.