Friday, October 16, 2009

Duck, Duck, Goose

This is one from the archives. It is one of the first shots taken with my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, spring of 2007. I had bought it and was excited to get out and use it. At the park there were ducks, geese, swans and the Utah State Bird - the seagull! It was early, as I recall, and some birds were still sleeping. Many of the birds will come right up to you and eat from your hand. My hands were full of camera gear, not bread or seed, so I get a squawk and a stare down! Walking through the park, waking up sleeping ducks, I watched them walk away only to find another place to catch more ZZZs.

Blogging friends,
I am now getting ready for the busy sales season and it has started getting darker earlier. This means I will be posting much less often. There could be several weeks before I post again. I hope to take pictures on my day off, but to be honest I am a fair weather photographer! I am not a big fan of the cold or the snow! I know, I should move from Utah, right! I have ordered a lighting kit so I can shoot inside. Macros and people may-be the subject I post who can guess? I wanted to let you know and ask that you stick out the dry spell from me. I will be doing more, lots more, early spring. I will be doing flowers again and looking for birds. The eagles appear in late February in Farmington Bay so you will get see some of them also. Thanks so much for your interest and notes. I will look in on those blogs I follow at least once a week and make comments. Who knows I my be so inspired that I eat these word and keep taking pictures. Thanks, David


holdingmoments said...

Enjoy the blogging break David, and don't work too hard.
I'll look forward to the Eagles in the new year :)

Karie said...

I'm jealous of your 70-200. Trying to acquire one without paying full price is like trying to fly to the moon. Love your blog/pictures, keep em coming!

By the way, I'm working on a super cool project with WWII Texas Veterans. A gal is working on a book, I'll be doing the photography. It is such a honor to work with these vets.

Marka said...

We'll keep an eye out for ya! Enjoy the holiday from blogging!