Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Canada Geese

In mid March Willard and I made a trip to Middle Creek Wildlife Management area to photograph geese and ducks. Although the large numbers of geese were not there, plenty still remained to make photographing good. As you can tell the weather was not very cooperative as it was overcast and foggy.

This pair of Canada Geese came flying in and gave the opportunity for a good flying shot.

Thanks to the motor drive on my new DSLR I was able to capture the geese as they came in and landed, making for some good shots.

Finally the geese came to rest on a small shallow pond. (Touchdown)

Soon after one of the geese found a nesting structure made by PA Game Commission maintenance personel and started to set up home. It was fun watching her move and shuffle around until she had everything just the way she wanted it.
For more information on Canada Geese and the Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area you can go to the PA Game Commission website by clicking here.http://www.pgc.state.pa.us

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A rainy day for fishing

Today my daughter Sierra and I went to the Meadow Grounds Lake for a little fishing. The water temperature was still a little too cold for the fish to be biting. ( Only around 46 degrees. ) We did manage to get a couple of good shots of a Great Blue Heron.

I managed to get close enough for this shot before he got too nervous and flew.

Once the Heron flew it made for a couple of good flying shots.

We did see a few ducks on the lake but could not get any pictures that were worth posting. As you can tell it was foggy and rainy out. Shortly after these shots were taken it started raining and we were both soaked till we got back to the boat dock. Luckly I had stopped at the local store and bought a few large ziplock bags to put my camera in. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to get back and get some good shots on a brighter day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

The other evening at my daughters soccer practice a plane come over offering a good shot. i thought it would make a good post for Sky Watch.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Little Squirelly

The other day while shooting some pictures with Willard, I managed get a few good shots of some squirells playing.

I always enjoy watching squirells play. They are always busy.

I caught this squirell playing peek-A-boo. I like the way he was peeking around the corner of the log.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Soccer Season

My daughter Sierra is starting soccer this year. She is 11 years old now. We'll see how good she does.

Learning the proper way to kick.

Practice moving and jumping

Running for the ball

I wish I had half of her energy!!
Thanks for looking. See you next time.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Just thought a picture of OLD GLORY waiving proudly in the wind would make a good shot for my first Sky Watch. To join the Sky Watch crowd click here.http://www.skyley.blogspot.com