Things That Fly – Photos from Ohio and Cape Cod

I’m posting quite a few images here. All I can say is I had a hard time weeding them down to this few. OK, I need to back up for a minute.

I went to visit Ohio over Memorial Day weekend. For those of you from other parts of the world, Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May. Although Ohio is 600 miles inland from where I live, my parents live close to one of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie. The weekend after I returned from Ohio I went down to Cape Cod. It seems that in both of these places I spent my time taking pictures of birds.

There is a bird feeder at my parent’s house that gets great light in the evening. You’ll see quite a few pictures from this feeder. In the morning, on the other hand, their humming bird feeder gets great light.

While at my parents I also went to an air show and took a few pictures of stunt planes and war-birds, both real and fake.

There are a lot of turkey buzzards/vultures in northern Ohio.

On my last full day in Ohio I went eagle hunting with my dad. We saw a few flying around in one area and visited a nest in another area.

Back on the East Coast I had a perfect opportunity to take some pictures of Osprey. The wind was strong and they seemed to hover just over my head. I could have spent all day taking their pictures.

Hope you enjoy things that fly!

 

13 thoughts on “Things That Fly – Photos from Ohio and Cape Cod

  1. trentpmcd Post author

    Reblogged this on Trent's World (the Blog) and commented:

    I’m very busy today and can’t put up a “Media Monday” post. Instead, I’m reblogging one I posted almost exactly a year ago, one of my very favorites. I think this post contains some of the best bird photographs I’ve ever taken….

    Like

    Reply
  2. Pingback: A Review of 2014 in Pictures | Trent's World (the Blog)

  3. Pingback: Media Mondays | Trent's World (the Blog)

  4. sonyaliraphotography

    Amazing bird pictures Trent. I am not sure how I missed this post. I have never gotten to take a picture of an Eagle but there are some that nest in a nearby town. I love bird watching right now I am just watching I can not use my big lens yet.

    Like

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Sonya! I think I posted this when you were going in for your surgery. Next year you’ll have to try to “spy” on the nest if there are chicks. There were people sitting at the nest I visited with much bigger lenses than I have. I think they camp there full time.

      Like

      Reply
  5. M-R

    FABULOUS, Trent ! – speaking as someone to whom blogging has shown a whole new world of bird photography, I can only gasp in admiration … You must be chuffed as anything ! :-)

    Like

    Reply
    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks M-R! One of the great things about digital cameras is the ability to look at shots out in the field. I’ll admit that with a few of these I had to keep going back and rechecking. “Yep, I really got it!” I’d say to myself as I got ready for the next flyby.

      Like

      Reply
  6. Pingback: Writing 101 Day Six: The Day Everything Was Interesting | Rose B Fischer

Express Yourself

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s