September 13, 2012
I was able to shoot several images in a sequence as this bird left its perch along the banks of an island. The crisp focus of the bird against the island foliage with a bit of fog still in the air provides an almost jungle or tropical like feel to the scene. This is perhaps my favorite image so far and it even was awarded an honorable mention in a local art show this past spring.
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Whether a newcomer or an "oldcomer" like me, I urge everyone to explore Riverbend Park and the Potomac as it flows by Great Falls.
For the past several years I have been photographing the landscapes, landmarks and wildlife of this place we call Great Falls. During this period I have been to Riverbend Park numerous times with my camera, but in May 2012 I noticed a sign near the boat rental area that listed the rates for each type of craft such as canoes, kayaks and aluminum flat-bottomed jon boats.