When in the woods last week with my youngest son and my good friend Mike, they were able to catch some nice large mouth bass on the nearby ponds. The couple that I got shots on, the first was pretty small, but put up a good fight. I was able to capture some breech shots as he tried to throw the hook.
The second was a bigger fish that my son caught! I was proud!!
**Disclaimer** NO FISH WERE HURT IN THE CAPTURE OF THESE PHOTOS. THEY WERE RELEASED BACK TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT WHERE THEY LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! 😛
I have to give credit my oldest son for being quick on the draw for this one. Taken with his galaxy tab 10.1, this squirrel gave us all the surprise early one morning. Jumping from the tree to the screen of a second floor window, this squirrel provided quite the entertainment. Perplexed on what to do next, he didn’t seem phased that there were people on the other side of the window. 🙂
We are not sure if he made it back to the tree or not.
I love it when I get to see a Bald Eagle. Not to many years ago it was a guarantee that you would NOT see one in our area. However, with the re-introduction, the Bald Eagle is doing an amazing job, and its becoming easier to spot them in nature! I just need to get a better telephoto lens!
I love the Challenge this week. “Changing Seasons” can mean so many things. My first entry what I consider the first sign of the changing season from fall to winter. The squirrels feverishly working to prepare for their hibernation. For the past month they have been burying their acorns, and often stopping for a quick “snack”. They have been fattening up. This is a picture of one perched on a branch, snacking on an acorn. Enjoy!
The vultures (or sky rats as I like to call them) were flying overhead and close by. There must have been 30 or so circling in two different groups.
I hope its OK to post more than one entry. This entry is another experience that I enjoyed watching unfold. Mother and father cardinal were busy flying back and forth just working up a storm. I knew there was a nest in the bushes, and I figured they were just feeding like they had been, but didn’t realize that the baby cardinal was getting ready to emerge for the first time.
In pic1, we have mother cardinal watching intently. Pic 2, we have father cardinal with a nice little morsel in his mouth for baby. And in pic 3, we see the baby cardinal emerge for the first time. (this is a partial repost from one of my earlier blog posts titled “First Flight.”
My favorite “mother” pictures in context of animals was the experience of seeing humpback whales in Alaska. This excursion was special. The first picture was of the young calf breaching the water. She did so several time and I was very lucky to capture it with the point and shoot camera I had. The second was of the calf’s mother approaching the boat we were on. The third was of the two of them together. The whale closed to the boat in the third picture is the mother, and the furthest away was the calf. They were definitely putting on a show, and it was truly special to see and experience.
At the campgrounds we visited this weekend, the wild rabbits seemed to have multiplied quite a bit. 🙂 They are very tame from being around people so much. They made for great subjects!!
Taken March 14, 2007