… the rainy/snowy weather continues and I am ready for a peek at the sun and so are the beautiful creatures that I shoot, so here are a couple of them in sunnier days … I still have not done any shooting this year so these are from sunny days in the year just past.
Above we have a photo of a juvenile bald eagle just taking to flight … her talons are still spread out and she is already into her third wing beat (I started shooting before she took off and it is easy to count them). Perhaps this year or next she will reach maturity (at about 5-5.5 years of age) and have the iconic white head and tail feathers … lots of white in her feathers now.
Below is a photo of an Osprey fishing in the pond at Rainbow Trout Farm in Oak Creek Canyon … he missed the trout on his initial dive into the water and not one to give up, he continued fishing using his talons for bait (and the fish hooks). A few seconds after I took this shot he caught a nice rainbow trout and took off with his lunch well secured by his talons.
Tomorrow the sun makes an appearance and it will be beautiful with snow on the upper reaches of the red rocks … sunshine and clouds with the wonderful Arizona blue sky as background. Have a beautiful day and smile … a great year is underway!
It is the wonder of the western sky
That makes one ache for whispered words at dusk,
For tenderness that drives away all care,
As dark pursues the lingering light of day.
excerpt from The Light Of The Sun by 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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