The seasons first Blue Winged Teal
I have never mentioned this here before but I would like to do so now to call attention to an organization (Toys for Tots) that is so deserving. My family runs a small local charity that exists for the sole purpose of providing Christmas gifts for underprivileged kids at Christmas. We have been operating for over a decade, and this year we will host our 14th annual party where we will entertain, feed, and provide gifts for around 75 kids.
The last few years have been tough on charities and I can say without any hesitation that if it weren’t for the Unites States Marine Corps, Toys for Tots program, we would not be here today. The picture is of this years toy delivery truck backed up in my driveway. :)
Our organization is called "Project Love - Santa’s Angels", It was founded by my Mother In Law, and she and my wife have done the lions share of the work over the last 15 years. I am so proud of the work my wife, daughters, grandkids and friends do… it is hard to put into words. Check us out by clicking the link above. And don’t forget Toys for Tots this year!
I had been watching the female for over an hour and in fact was putting my camera away when the male flew up. I snatched the camera up and began firing away. The problem was, I had engaged the barrel lock on the Sigma and the first few shots were 150mm instead of 500.
While none of these are really good, the first one is awful, and of course it is the one that counts. For those of you who aren’t sure what your looking at, if this was a bird porn magazine, the first photo would be the “money shot”. :))
Yes, that’s right. I had a chance to get good pics of eagles mating and I was fumbling around with the equipment worse than a 10 year old boy in a Texas Hill Country deer blind confronted by his first 10 point buck.
Guess I’ll just have to go wait for them to do it again. :)