Monday, May 17, 2010

I have a variation of the bird flu ...

There are a few things in life, that I can't live without (feel free to browse my previous blogs for a list of those things - this is not a list, but an expansion)

Obviously, my family and friends, boating, photography - but above even boating?  My obsession with birds.  Birds of all kinds, but mostly - the big guys.   Seriously, in my opinion there is nothing more beautiful than a large bird in flight - or just chilling in nature, as they're meant to be.

It is my mission to photograph, hopefully, but at least witness some of the more majestic birds whenever, and where ever I can - whether they be seagulls, (I know), Hummingbirds, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Loons, Ducks (of all varying species) - it doesn't matter.  If I see a bird in flight, or doing something I think is nifty, I'll stop.

Here are a few of my favorite "bird shots" ... I hope you enjoy looking at them, as much as I enjoyed experiencing and photographing them!!

This first set is from York's Wild Animal Kingdom (For those of you in my area, I know, it's a horrid place, but Emily enjoyed it, and there isn't anything as close .. if you know of a decent zoo near us, please let me know - we are completely open for suggestions.)

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This next set is from camp in Houlton, ME - where we went on vacation last summer:

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These others are from either Ossipee or Sunrise Lakes.

Ossipee Lake:  (last Summer)

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Sunrise Lake:

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Behind Cardinal's Plaza (no, really!)

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Sitting on a building downtown:

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Nature - and - Beauty at it's finest ... Truly.

:) Happiness for me?  Watching birds, taking pictures and enjoying family time.

2 comments:

J. Burke said...

These are great shots! How luck you were to get those eagles!

Amy said...

Thanks love, that means a lot to me, especially from such a talented photographer as yourself!

The Eagle was at Ossipee lake, he was just sitting there - and after I took my pictures - he took off. Too fast for me to capture, but someday, I'll get him! <3