No, this photograph has nothing to do with the past weekend. It just happened to be the only photograph I had ready and it was this or nothing. I considered not posting today, recently the hits the site receives has declined and life has just been to busy to spend time on it, with summer approaching the time I want to spend in front of this machine gets less and less also. With all that being said today's post is my first live post in six months or more. Normally I upload and do scheduled posting, I like to be two to three weeks ahead of schedule, but time has finally caught up with me, I have one already posted for Tuesday so the rest of the week will be catching up. This is a Coopers Hawk, he was the one I photographed this winter feeding on a rabbit in a nearby field.
This weekend was an action packed military event for my family and I. On Saturday Shane and I met up with Rich Bistline http://hfd60.blogspot.com/ and Woody and his son Wyatt http://woodysphotography.blogspot.com/ at the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle for Armed Forces Day. Unless you are new to this blog you have seen photos and heard about this event many times. Following the awesome living history we headed to the Giant Center (sorry no photos from this the BASTARDS at the Giant Center no longer let me take my camera in) for the opening game of round three of the playoffs. By the way the Bears lost 3-2. We got up early Sunday morning and headed 125 miles south to Andrews Air Force Base for there Joint Services open house and air show. For Shane and I this was our first ever air show, that also means it was the first time we have ever shot aircraft so I don't know what to expect from our photos. I am downloading the 15 1/2 gig we shot as I type. And I hope to get to look at them sometime today. I must say this was a great time and it will more than likely become an annual family event. We enjoyed it enough that we are planning on heading to Dover Air Force Base for their air show in June.
Finally we had a photographic weekend, I recorded about 1,800 shutter releases putting my camera over 21,000 in one year of shooting and Shane shot the same amount or maybe a few more (lets hope he does something with them and post to his blog). It also will give me something else to post and mix in with the bird photographs. Recently I had someone say give me a break with the birds, well here is your break.
Now for a next three days at home before heading back to work, for anyone out there looking for something to do my lawn needs mowed, the house needs cleaned and I am opening the pool over the next two days, if that is not enough you can help with my honey do list.
I almost forgot to mention that while at Andrews, Air Force 1 with President Obama took off for Notre Dame, we did not see the President himself but it was really neat to see his jet take off, and yes photos to follow.