Bald Eagle

January 14, 2007 at 8:39 am

Found this guy hanging out by one of the few bits of open water left in Ft. Collins last week. I was really surprised to see a actual wild bald eagle less than a half mile from my house! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any of the great close-ups that I’ve gotten on other birds, because this eagle was on private, fenced off, property. I think I saw another bald eagle in a tree behind this one, but she was just too far away to shoot. I’ll keep an eye out for them though, maybe I’ll find them on some of the surrounding public land someday.


Golden Eagle II

January 8, 2007 at 6:25 pm

More shots of my pretty friend.



Golden Eagle

January 7, 2007 at 2:13 pm

As I’m currently recovering from that nasty flu of last week, I decided that the snowshoeing trip we had planned for this weekend would not be good for my health. Thus, today I missed out on the super-cool snow-shoe yurt trip that we’ve been planning for months. I’m so bummed! In order to make up for it, I tried to get out this afternoon for some shots of the river and neighborhood in the snow. Turns out the river is completely frozen over.

HOWEVER! The local raptor rescue center had several of their birds out for feeding. This gorgeous golden eagle was enjoying a whole prairie dog when I came by. She’s HUGE, and absolutely beautiful.


Home Sick

January 4, 2007 at 12:22 pm

What else is there to do than play with photoshop? Next activity… a nap!


Evening Cruise

December 27, 2006 at 7:12 pm

Ok, I admit it, this image is manufactured. Mark got me a book on Photo-Shopping landscape images for Christmas, and I thought I’d try out some of their suggestions.

Here, I had some great shots of geese on a plain blue sky with my new telephoto lens, and some old, relatively boring shots of early evening clouds (taken with the wide angle lens and polarizing filter). Using some of the methods in the book, this is the result.


Because Mom wanted to see tumbleweed…

November 15, 2006 at 6:02 pm

We had a great storm yesterday. The wind started blowing hard enough to make the roof creek and moan louder than the TV. I grabbed the camera and ran outside. After chasing some tumbleweeds around the neighborhood, we all ended up here.