Frivolous Friday: An American Bald Eagle, Sunrise and Some Bunnies
Frivolous: carefree and not serious, lighthearted, giddy
Guess what three things happened this week in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work???
Well…let me tell you….
Yep, this happened #1:
Had an amazing morning at Lake Wohlford tracking down an American Bald Eagle…and guess what?
I found him!
But let me back up a bit….I read an article that mentioned there was an Eagle at Lake Wohlford.
So my wheels started turning….I called the Ranger’s office to get any advice they might have and discovered that morning was the
most likely time of day to spot him because that’s when the fish swim to the surface to eat the bugs, so he can see them better.
Apparently, everyone is hungry in the morning.
Well we decided to get there in time to capture the sunrise too…because why not? (And what else were we doing at 5:00am anyway???)
We scored on some beautiful sunrise color!
So we moved to the spot for our Eagle watching and waited.
And then I saw an Osprey fly by with a fish in his talons…
And THEN an eagle swooped out of nowhere and knocked the fish out of the Osprey’s grasp and the two began fighting.
Oh my goodness, it was SOOOO exciting! The aerial fight went on for probably a minute or two until both birds flew away (and the fish was dropped and escaped!)
The eagle landed just across the lake from me….can you spot him in this next one?
We RAN around the edge of the lake to get closer and as we approached he flew to a different tree and I was able to make my favorite image of the day:
He was only there for a few seconds and then he was OFF!
And I have to say, I’m particularly proud of my camera skills – first of all I’m glad I had my 400mmL professional lens so I could zoom in
but did you also know that every photo I capture I tell my camera what to focus on?
I never use auto focus! I move a teeny little joystick on the back of my camera with my thumb and put one tiny little
dot on what I want to be in focus. This is very easy when it’s a bride and groom standing there smiling, but much
harder when it’s a fast moving object with lots of branches in the way.
(By NOT using autofocus, I can put the focus on what I want – THE EAGLE – rather than on the branches (which would have been what my camera wanted!)
Me in my dorky hat because it was almost snowing! Well kinda…. 😉
BU-BYE Mr. Eagle…until we meet again!
Yep, this happened #2:
Spotted the Easter Bunny hoping down the bunny trail!
Well sorta – and check out his poor little ear! (He’s clearly been in some trouble- but I hope he’s on the mend!)
Yep, this happened #3:
And speaking of bunnies, how cute is this little Bunny Cream Pitcher?
My friend Susan set the most delightful Easter themed table for our Book Club luncheon this week!
Check out my blog to read the whole story – but had to share this sweet bunny with a big ole (um…I mean dainty…) slice of Southern Hummingbird Cake.
(And the cake doesn’t involve eating hummingbirds, I’ll let you know that right now….so rest easy….but it was the tastiest thing I’ve eaten all month!)
What can I say: I’m Feeling Blessed!
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