Brooke from the volleyball team came by to present a volleyball to a teacher from Bennington. Joyce called and asked if I could come over and take a picture for them. I'm so glad I could. I really like the picture of the two of them. 17-55+Flash+Fong diffuser ISO 800
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Woke up to a lot of cranes right outside our window this morning. I have never seen so many. They stayed until 10:30 - which is also the longest that I have ever experienced. They were happy, dancing, throwing sticks and not in any hurry to find food today. Shot at ISO 1,600 - 2,000 most of the morning. The first 3 pictures were taken on a tripod, with a long exposure.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Deb & I had very poor light on Thursday morning. But still, there were a lot of birds around. I just love watching them fly together. Check out the wings on the last picture, it looks like they are overlapping. It is almost unbelievable if you know the story of these birds. They will fly thousands and thousands of miles from here, just to lay 2 eggs, raise them over the summer and then take them thousands of miles back south for next winter. Then they head back to Nebraska....and start the entire process over again.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Deb & I stopped at a wetland area by Grand Island. Saw a mass flyoff. That is so fun to see.
Next, Deb & I went into the blind. It was about a 25 mph headwind from the north, coming right at us in the blind. IT WAS FREEZING!!! It was also overcast. But, right before the sunset, the weather broke. The birds had not come in yet at sunset, but then all at once, they were there.
There were 3 juvenile eagles that were trying there hand at fishing this morning. It appeared that they all went away hungry.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This is what happens when a Guinness is poured into a glass - it's like a fuzzy beer!
I've been waiting for Guinness Beef Stew all year. Wow, was it worth the wait!
And chocolate bread pudding to top it off. What a fun lunch!