Here are Dorothy and the Scarecrow:
Actually, it's my fur-babies, Nisa and Jeffrey, celebrating Howl-o-ween 2011.
The way I like to celebrate Howl-o-ween :)
No, they did not go trick-or-treating.
But, they did get a nice pumpkin cupcake.
From Three Dog Bakery.
They told me it was worth wearing their silly costumes for the treat.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
My blog missed me.
I missed my blog.
It's been a tough year for me.
Things are getting better, not great, but better.
Thank God for chocolate.
Thank God for Jeffrey and Nisa.
They make me laugh no matter what.
Thank God for God!
I even went out shooting a few days ago...to the LaPlatte Bottoms.
Saw some GBH's, a blue wing teal pair, lots of other ducks.
and thousands of frogs/toads. yuck.
and we saw this little guy...an immature cattle egret.
these were taken as the sun was setting, and the sky was turning all those amazing colors.
ps...thanks to Trysha for calling me out on my neglected blog :)
I'm working backwards from our weekend photos...hundreds and hundreds of eagle photos, but only about a 100 buffalo ones.
Which will come tomorrow.
It was a VERY foggy area around the Neal Smith NWR, which we drove thru on our way home from Miss. River. I did some post processing on these to try and make them clearer. NO CROPPING done.
This one is the favorite of my photos:
These 2 show one of the bigger groups (herds???) we saw:
Did I say no cropping??? This big guy was right next to our vehicle, maybe 5-6 feet away! I like to get close to my subjects, but I was just a teeny weeny bit nervous he might decide to find out what that clickety clickety noise was :)
Here's Todd's version of this big dude:
(before I do anything further with this photo, I'm gonna PS out that blade of stuff from his face)
So there you have our buffalo pics...
Next up, deer :)
at Le Claire, IA...L&D #14.
So thankful that Larry suggested chemical hand/feet warmers :)
So happy we bought cold weather gear this past fall, including carhart bib overalls :)
We stayed at the dam photographing eagles, seagulls, ducks for 8 hours Sunday...mid 20's with a slight breeze off of the river. VERY cold indeed.
I wouldn't do that for just any photoshoot.
But for eagles...
Here is just a sampling of what we watched:
This is NOT the best photo, I just grabbed the 1st one I saw...LOTS of photos to go thru, probably around 1600 between the 2 of us :)
Let me just say that even if you have seen eagles before, if you haven't seen them fish, you NEED to. Fascinating!