Archive for June, 2012

20
Jun
12

Sweet Ol’ Summertime

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19
Jun
12

The Shed Before and After

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In my parent’s backyard is an old shed, shaped like a traditional barn.  Ever since they bought this place I’ve pestered my dad to paint it red like a traditional barn.

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18
Jun
12

Canadian Geese: Goslings

They grow up so fast.

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Seems like just a couple weeks ago they were little yellow puff-balls…

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and here they are, enjoying an early morning picnic with the folks.

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17
Jun
12

Happy Father’s Day

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16
Jun
12

A Day

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15
Jun
12

Hitching a Ride

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07
Jun
12

Eagle and Eagle’s Nest

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I always go to this nest during Spring/Summer to shoot Eagles and I’m almost always disappointed with the shots because the sun is in the wrong place making the lighting terrible.  But it was fun shooting here, because of the many different types of shots I got in one place.  Like I said yesterday there is an Eagle and an Eagle’s nest in this photo.  The Eagle is on the bare branch of the big tree in the top middle of the photo.

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Here’s a closer view so you can see there is an Eagle.

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What you’re not seeing is the pesky little Red-winged Blackbird who would not stop pestering this Eagle.  I’m guessing the Eagle may have ate his family, because he would not leave this Eagle alone, even after the Eagle left this perch and flew around.

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He made dozens of passes at the Eagle and had the big bird quite annoyed.

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Where ever the Eagle went, the Red-winged Blackbird went in hot pursuit.

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The Eagle had remained on its perch watching me and my car until after I surprised the doe.  When I got out of the car, after she leaped the fence, to try and find her fawn, the Eagle flew off its perch with the Red-winged Blackbird right behind.  When I looked behind me, I spotted the Eagle’s mate flying straight at me.

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Like I said, however, I’ve never been able to master the light in this spot, and so I’m usually disappointed with the Eagle shots from here.

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You can see from this picture of the Eagle’s nest the difficulty I’m having, because of how washed out this photo is.

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I’ve been photographing this pair of Eagles for four years and they’ve had at least two Eaglets every year.  The nest, which is right in the center of the photo, is very well concealed.  In spite of the difficulty I have with shooting in this spot, I still like to go there because I always see a very diverse amount of wildlife; Whitetail Deer, Bald Eagles, Red-winged blackbirds, swallows, Baltimore Orioles, hawks of varying kinds, Turkey Vultures, and of course the year round residents of this place.

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Black Angus beef.  Some of the finest beef America has to offer and these are free ranging cattle.

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The owner of this land has left this field as is during the four years I’ve been shooting here because of the Eagle’s nest in the middle of it.  So there you have it, nature and farming in one, and I know the owner would have it no other way.




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