The last few days have been just glorious spring weather – sunny and nicely warm with flowers popping all over town. I spent part of yesterday morning at the Owen Rose Garden here in Eugene – some blooms coming on but not a rose in sight. However many more blooms to have fun with . The following two images are composites of 9 and 10 shots respectively. This type of shooting can be tricky because it demands almost perfectly still conditions – no wind and you must anchor the camera to a solid tripod plus you have to do manual focusing. The results are often times disappointing but I do like the following two. The results give a very nice depth of field. (Click on the image for a larger view)
So much for the flora. There is an eagle’s nest in Skinners Butte park and this morning Dave Hill took me over and placed me in a position to see the chick. Chick sort of implies small – not true for this one – he/she is growing rapidly and I think it will not be long before it leaves the nest. I shot this image with a 400 mm telephoto lens with a doubler – thus 800 mm – and I still had to crop it down to get a recognizable image – long way off. The adults did not show up this morning so I think I may take another swing up that trail over the weekend as it would be great to see the adults tending to their offspring.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun.