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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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Peacock at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve May 1, 2109

I wanted to add this lovely peacock preening at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve in Thurmont MD.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Recently we took a weekend trip to Conowingo Dam (Fishermen's Park) near Havre de Grace Maryland to view the bald eagles. We were told 90 eagles had been sighted recently.  I learned quickly that I really needed a longer lens to capture the birds well; somewhere between 500 to 600 millimeter would have worked better. My images were not very close and not very sharp, but I’ll show you one of the better ones. Maybe I can try again next year.

When I am not pleased with the images I get, I sometimes look around at what might be better. I captured a photo of 3 fishermen by the dam in the early morning golden light and one of the vultures perching on a log. There were many vultures easily accessible and lots of stray cats as well.