Four years ago, in January 2009, I took my then new 100-400mm Canon lens to the Mississippi River to try it out on the Bald Eagles that were so numerous that year. I had never used the lens before and I was still shooting on auto with my EOS 40D, but I could not have asked for better test subjects.
This year we are experiencing rain instead of snow in January (and it is the first precipation we’ve had in far too long). It is also too warm to push down-river hundreds of eagles like we had that year. Like this juvenile honing his hunting skills.
I’ve never archived these images off my laptop because I guess they hold some kind of sentimental value for me.
So last night I decided I could share of few of these first pictures with you.
An ode to snow.