… our friends with wings display a wonderful beauty when they are perched and waiting for a reason to fly, but the true beauty occurs when they leave the perch and enter flight. They have complete control over each flight feather as well as their ability to shape the airfoil of their wings. Each flight feather is controlled to provide maximum control over flight, take off and landing … sudden alterations in flight path when in pursuit of prey.
In the top photo we have an adult Bald Eagle on his way to a quiet bay in search of food … below we have a hen Merganser on her take off run from very quiet water at Lake Pleasant. Both of these birds are fish eaters, but there is big difference in the size of the fish consumed.
On Friday July 29th and Sunday July 31st, Michele will have a table at the Hummingbird Festival located in the Performing Arts Center 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336. She will be there between the hours of 12N and 1:30 in the afternoon on those two days. I will be there helping her and also handling Enedina, her new Saker Falcon that is joining the flying team of IRFC. Saker falcons are a large falcon and can reach very high speeds, second only to the Peregrine Falcon, which can clock speeds over 180 mph in a dive … the Saker falcon can clock speeds of 150 mph in a dive … think of it, bone, flesh and feathers at 150 mph!
Hope to see you Friday or Sunday … into the weekend for me and the plan as always is to return Monday morning and I will have photos of Enedina (the Saker Falcon) to show you.
Cheers, smile and give thanks for the privilege of being here … really, how awesome it is to be alive … to witness the beauty of creation and share it it with friends and family.
Sweet summer, may I sing as thou, for every
leaf of thine is pregnant with music in the soft
winds, and every rose inspires the tenderness
of song. I yield myself to the thousand
enchantments of sky and field and wood,
and play again like a child on the soft green
of the earth.
excerpt from A Prayer Of Summer by Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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