Wedding Bells and Fledging Eaglets!
As most of you know, we have been on a wildlife photography journey traveling around the USA and British Columbia. February is a special month for us as we are excited to announce we were married on Valentines Day! Our journey continues as Mr. and Mrs. Vautrinot.....
Bald Eagle Photography Tours
The bald eagles are hot on the lake and the eaglets are growing so fast. Soon they will be fledging! Adults are feeding their babies directly until the eaglets are 5 to 6 weeks old, when the young are able to tear pieces of food off and feed themselves. At 5 weeks, parents begin spending more time away from the young and often perch in nearby trees. By 6 weeks the young are able to stand and walk, and by seven weeks maximum body growth nearing completion. At eight weeks, they are at their hungriest and are ready to fly by week twelve. By the time chicks are 9 weeks old, they are fully grown. Chicks continue on the nest gaining strength for 10 to 12 weeks.
Some of our favorite photos from the last few weeks
Dick's Photography Tip: To help with stability when shooting or holding up a heavy lens, tuck your arm to your body to help you become a human tripod. You can hold a lens up for a longer period of time. He does not recommend using your friend's head as a tripod!
Dick's Photography Awards in February
Clients on Eagle Tours
Bevo Dunn, Steve Telchin, Richard Stein &
Dave Kapp and Andy
We custom laser engrave glass, stone, leather, wood, acrylic, coated metal and more. Send us your favorite photo to engrave on stone or glass!
The ospreys are back in Florida and increasing in numbers on the lake. Bald eagles are bullies going after the osprey's catch, forcing it to drop its fish which the eagles are grabbing in midair! We hope you can join us on a eagle tour to watch the show!
All the best,
Dick and Vicki DV Wildlife Photography www.dvwildlife.com 352-363-8292