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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Photo Ops; Park and Restaurant

It was finally nice enough outside this past weekend to get out with my new camera. Charles and I went to Fontainebleau State Park and then to dinner at Trey Yuen (which is awesome!) The raptors are from the park, the others were at the restaurant.

This bald eagle was surprisingly tolerant. I pointed it out to others on the path & let a couple of kids get a closer look through my camera zoom.

Northern harrier (aka "marsh hawk," appropriately seen from the boardwalk in the marsh.)

At first I was intrigued by the bamboo reflections in the water. When the koi came out, they just added that extra "oomph." I think the b/w treatment works well for this one.

Statue of Kwan Yin and child.

30 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of the raptors. I especially like the one in flight over the dry grass. The restaurant sounds very nice.

eileeninmd said...

Lana, Awesome shot of the eagle. Looks like a wonderful day, walking at the park and dinner. Wonderful photos.

gwendolen said...

Love the shot of the bald eagle. I hope to add it to my global list this summer.

Charles Gramlich said...

one of my favorite sights was the bird (chicken) on my plate at Trey Yuen! mmmmmm

troutbirder said...

That eagle looks huge. A trip along the Gulf Coast is in the works for us as we're taking the long way to visit a cousin in Florida. Can't wait to leave the snow behind. :)

Martha Z said...

Nice capture of the eagle and the Northern Harrier in flight. I managed to get a Harrier last week, too.

Lana Gramlich said...

mick; Thank you! The harrier was actually diving at prey in that shot. The restaurant's not only delicious, but absolutely beautiful.

eileeninmd; Thanks. It was a great day. Ironically I'd had a hankering to see eagles lately, so everything worked out wonderfully! :)

gwendolen; Thank you and good luck! They're beautiful to watch.

Charles; *ROFL!* I know that's right!

troutbirder; The eagle was huge. When I saw it alighting, from the size of the wings I first mistook it for a heron! Enjoy your trip down this way--if you're near New Orleans at all give me a shout!

Martha Z; Thank you. We see the harrier in this area of the park fairly regularly, I must admit. A nice treat, though. :)

Aimless Writer said...

The koi look like they're floating in grass. Very kool pics.

Neil said...

Impressive Eagle nice photos.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the harriers. Sadly I don´t see them as often as I would like. This shot is how you often see them. :)

nina kuriloff said...

I love the shot of the bald eagle!!!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

What a fabulous day!

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Lana Gramlich said...

Aimless Writer; Thank you. Personally the koi photo's one of my current faves. :)

Neil & Nina; Thank you kindly. :)

NatureFootstep; I love the harriers, too. Sorry you don't get to see them much. It's always nice to see the local resident at Fontainebleau park. :)

Michelle (artscapes); Indeed it was.

Mike B. said...

Always nice to have a cooperative bald eagle! I've had a hard time getting very close.

Kelly said...

I know what you mean about not being able to get outside to take pictures. It's still like that here- which sucks. Glad you were finally able to get out.

I know it's been said already here, but I have to say it, anyway- the Bald Eagle shot is awesome. Your new camera takes such beautiful, clear pictures, Lana. Damn. And when you enlarge the pics, it feels like you're right there.

The black and white koi shot is really cool, too. I liked them all, really. They make you want to take a trip to that park. Take care.

Lana Gramlich said...

Mike B.; Yes--I was very lucky, for sure!

Kelly; Thanks--glad you like the photos! Unfortunately most of the very few warmer days we have lately are full of rain, too. Can't win for losing, but at least we had that one, nice day!

celticmusicfan said...

The eagle caught my imagination. Totally mystical!

Chrissy said...

I love the Eagle, wonderful images. I am glad you finlly got to put the camera to good use :)

Cloudia said...

Love it all, Lana!




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Erik Donald France said...

Wow are these cool!

I always liked the idea of bodhisattvas, also cool.

Marvin said...

Those koi almost seem to be floating in the air. Great work, Lana!

Chudex's said...

Awesome and beauty......

Maalie said...

Wonderful shots Lana :-)

Lana Gramlich said...

celticmusicfan; Glad you like the eagle. :)

Chrissy; Thanks. Unfortunately more cold, wet weather is headed our way. I can't wait 'til Spring...

Cloudia, Chudex & Maalie; Thanks.

Erik; Thank you. Agreed on the bodhisattvas. :)

Marvin; Thanks. I like that one a lot, personally.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That bald eagle is awesome. I still haven't seen one in person yet. Looks like you had a nice outting. :)

Larry said...

Excellent shots with your new camera Lana! The Bald Eagle is cool being backlit and giving you that sideways glance. Harriers are one of my favorite raptors, the way they glide so effortlessly, then pounce on their prey. Nice capture of her diving toward he grass.

Lana Gramlich said...

Halcyon; Thanks--yes, it was a great day. :)

Larry; Thank you kindly. The harrier was really cool. It didn't catch whatever it dove at in that shot, but it was cool to watch, regardless!

Larry said...

Nice closeup of the eagle and interesting flight angle on that harrier too.I need to find myself a good boardwalk in the woods like that.

Lana Gramlich said...

Larry; Thanks you. Around here (in the marshes & swamps,) there are boardwalks all over. It's just a necessity!

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