… was indeed a great day and even better, still here today … life is grand! Low single digit winds were forecast for the Lake Pleasant area, but we were greeted with mid+ double digit winds which made for a rather slow and wet ride across the lake. It was a day that we were finding the birds in protected bays and on the lee side of islands and peninsulas.
Heading back to the west side of the lake we turned into the lee side of the different bays as we worked our way back and as we turned into one of them, I spotted a bald eagle on the shore, and he had a meal in his talons that had just been caught. He retreated up from the shoreline and as you can see, he has an American Coot in his talons. … we got some great shots before leaving him to finish his meal.
The ducks were very spooky, and we had trouble getting close to them … think it was the winds as even birds that typically let us get close spooked before we were close. We did get some nice shots like the one below which features four ringneck ducks and one redhead.
Some bad weather coming in Thursday … be good days to do some work on the boat and that is fun too.
Get you tickets for the February 7th 4:00PM show American Kestrel in Love at the Mary Fisher Theater. This is to fund raise for International Raptor and Falconry Center. We will have at least four falcons and hawks and you will be able to interact with them … hope you will make it!
Into another day … lots of photo work on tap and maybe some fun working on the boat … I really need to paint the name on it … “Knot Yacht.” Smile and greet everyone with a smile!
I bring but this one common thought
My life has wrought;
That from the dregs of drear despair
Ther is a joy I yet may sip—
With all mankind, the high and low
excerpt from I Know by Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: email@example.com
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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