PHOTO TRAVELS and ADVENTURES 2013 >>
These adventures will be on going throughout the year.
JANUARY: BROWN PELICANS – LA JOLLA CALIFORNIA
This adventure is on going and is close to my home as I can visit La Jolla on a weekly basis if I wish. This month of January I went out to photograph four times with the sunrise. The birds are fun to watch as they take off to go fish, and as they return to the cliffs and create a safe landing. Sometimes they pick some pretty crowded areas.
A real treat was capturing a perigrene falcon flying into the area. He likes to roost in the pines on the cliff above us.
It is also fun to capture their doing what is called a head throw which they do at the end of a preening period:
All of this was in preparation for an upcoming trip to the Davenport, Iowa area to photograph bald eagles. I leave on this trip on this coming Wednesday, with my friend and fellow photographer, Lin. Once more we are leaving the warmth of Southern California in January to travel to the cold snow and ice of the hinterland. Hopefully we will have three days/chances of getting some good photographs of these marvelous birds. The forcast looks promising.
Here is a link to my photo website :http://nancykvarga.smugmug.com/
STAY TUNED FOR THE TRIP TO THE EAGLES.