Monday, September 21, 2009

Take me to St Louis.



Hi all, spent a couple days in St Louis, MO. We were headed to he Smoky Mtns. but all that rain has us spending a couple days in St Louis instead. Went to the Arch and the Budweiser Brewery. Also saw the Forest Park Balloon Race. I will post pictures of that later. We are now in Branson for the next couple days still trying to dodge the rain but I think our luck is about to run out.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Crystal Springs, again
















What a neat place. There are many different kinds of water birds there migrating now. Lots of Pelicans, Egrets, Heron.

Testing the new 400 mm











Well, new to me anyway. Went for a walk on the river trail looking for birds. Didn't see much but this one little one. Not sure what kind it is. I did get some decent shots of butterflies with the lens though. I was suprised.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Egrets


Egrets, originally uploaded by corkemup52.

And look at all those Egrets. Wholy cow! I've got to get over there this week.

Pelicans


Pelicans, originally uploaded by corkemup52.

Kris, the pelican's are coming in now. You should head down there. I may head over there sometime this week after work before we skip out of town so I don't miss them.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dandelion Dew




Went for a walk this morning and thought this was interesting looking. So naturally, I took a picture.

Other stuff from Crystal Springs



Spider webs a plenty at Crystal Springs. They were really cool looking with the dew drops on them. Now, if I just could get a little better picture of them.

Green Heron from Crystal Springs




These little birds are hard to see until they move. Funny little birds sometimes.

The fog clears

I think this is a young Cattle Egret but I'm not positive. The adults have a yellow bill and a rusty color on the head and belly.




And then the fog lifted. It was a great day.

Egret's in the fog.





Kris came down Saturday and I took her over to Crystal Springs. It was foggy when we got there and to our amazement, there were at least 5 Egret hanging out fairly close. I also got the privilege of using her 400 mm lens. It was awesome!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A field of Happy Faces....





...that's what I think of when I see a field of sunflowers. Found this one way down on the Nebraska/Kansas border.