Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I found this older shot for today while looking for something else.  I had been photographing this Redwing Blackbird while it was perched on a Cattail when it decided it had enough of that and took off.  I was fortunate enough to capture it in flight and in focus!  😀 I got this image in Minnesota.  There are a couple of spots there where I seem to always be able to find them.

Monday, February 20, 2017


We finally got a bit of rain last night.  Now stuff will probably really start popping up with these warm temps.  I don't know how this can last.  My image today is a bit different one.  I am not fond of Wasps at all because I have been stung by them.  However this guy was just intent on drinking from the Sedum and didn't seem to care about me at all so I was able to get this shot.  I am not sure what type of wasp it is, I couldn't find a color match in my book.  I thought it was kind of a colorful one though.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Today I am posting another shot of the beautifully restored locomotive No 7 at Greenfield Village of the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.  It was just coming around the corral area to the station to load passengers for it's next loop.  You can ride around the grounds as many times as you like for just a small charge one time.  No 7 used to pull Henry Ford's train on his various travels back in the day.

Saturday, February 18, 2017


I thought I would post another of the Bald Eagle photos I was able to capture.  I saw this pair in one of the Creek areas off of Milford Lake.  With the warm weather we are having, this is the only area where it has frozen over much.  This was a mature and young Bald Eagle looking for fish.  With so much open water this year I am guessing fishing must be good as there were quite a number of eagles around.

Friday, February 17, 2017


So I think we have gone to April weather since it's supposed to be in the 70s for the foreseeable future.  I'm sharing this image today because it's still Valentine's Day week.  :-)  I shot these outside in the sun.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Well apparently Spring is here, at least the plants think so.  I saw yesterday that I have Surprise Lilies coming up already.  Not good.  Anyway, the photo.  This image was an experiment for me and I took this shot where I captured the Bald Eagle image from yesterday just a short while after.  I had purchased some Neutral Density Filters which allow you to shoot at slower shutter speeds, they are what make the misty waterfall effects.  I experimented with a couple of them and shot this image at 3 seconds at about 3 in the afternoon basically into the sun.  I liked how it smoothed out the choppy lake water and made the light look like moonlight. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


The Bald Eagles come down here to Kansas and Milford Lake for the winter.  This year since it has been warmer the fishing is probably pretty good since the lake has not really frozen over, for long anyway.  I was able to get some of the best shots of these eagles last week that I have ever gotten.  A lot of them were of this guy who was sitting in a tree near the shore of the main lake.  The light was great and it let me get fairly close before it decided it had enough of me and flew off.  They are such beautiful birds.