A Day at the Lake(s)

December 11, 2020

As I started my day having a hot cup of coffee, I noticed that the fog was thick over the lake. As the morning sun started coming over the horizon, the hues changed by the minute.

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One of the neighbors across the lake called a few days ago telling me there were a pair of Bald Eagles in the tree next door. By the time I grabbed my camera, they were gone.

A few days passed, and as I looked out the window, I saw that one was in the tree next door. The eagle nestled in the branches kept me from getting any obstructed pictures. As it flew off, it went in the opposite direction, prohibiting me from getting any in-flight images.

Late that same day, I was walking my dog Kaycie, and the eagle flew right in front of us. We cut the walk short, and I grabbed my camera. It was about an hour before sunset, and the warm hues lit up the eagle.

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The next day was an unseasonable 50-degree day, and I decide to take a walk around Wintergreen Lake at the bird sanctuary.

I didn't take my tripod, but I took my camera in case there was something a little different to photograph.

Walking along the path, I stopped at the blind, and to my surprise, there were many Mergansers. They were not aware of my presence and were closer than usual.  

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I rested the lens on the side of the blind to help stabilize the lens and shot a few swans and geese flying into the lake and then continued my walk around the lake.

If you have a chance, visit the MSU Bird Sanctuary, buy some corn to feed the waterfowl, and take a walk around the lake.

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Photography should be fun! It's not about the phone or camera brand you're using. Always remember, your best photographs are the result of one thing, making an effort to get out and shoot.

Comments always welcomed.
Mark