Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Cannonsburg State Game Area

A Bald Eagle. I really wished I had a bigger lens today. It's worth clicking to enlarge the picture.

It was too sunny and warm to stay indoors this afternoon. The sun was shining on my way out to Cannonsburg State Game Area, but then the light stayed pretty crappy throughout the afternoon. The sun was back out in full force for the ride home…maybe next time the timing will be perfect.

Cannonsburg State Game Area

Lichen on bark. I used to do lawn maintenance at the cemetery and my string trimmer would burned lichen from the edges of the trees. It smelled like fabric softener.


15 responses

  1. Wow! That forest of trees photo is simply outstanding, Melissa. A really great image. Dang it, I am really proud of you. You are showing tremendous photographic talent. It is too bad that you don’t have a longer lens, because with those eagles around you could get some stupendous shots.
    (Those are some pretty tall trees. )xo

    February 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bob, you’re my favorite boyfriend today. (:

      February 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      • Er…you mean I’m not everyday?? Rats! :-) xo

        February 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  2. Amy

    Great shots!!! Really Beautiful!

    February 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Aim <3

      February 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

  3. These shots sure celebrate perspective, and I love all that blue space around the soaring eagle.

    February 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Scott.

      February 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

  4. melissakoski

    p.s Bob, I bet they’re only 60 or 70 ft. tall…. I laid on the ground and am looking up a a white coat. Normally we have so much snow I don’t get so muddy. (:

    February 23, 2012 at 6:59 am

    • That is still pretty tall. If one gets over 20 feet here in west Texas, it is a giant. If you go further west towards the desert, you’re lucky if you see anything taller than 6 feet, and that is usually a kind of cactus. :-)

      February 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

  5. Anonymous

    Excellent photos my love!

    February 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks much do I love you? (I mean who r u?) (:

      February 23, 2012 at 7:17 am

  6. What kind of pine trees are those, Melissa? They look like Loblollies but they only grow in the southeast – East Texas up to Delaware. Nice work on the photos.

    February 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

  7. Ciao, all wonderful shots, lucky you seeing an eagle! Lynne

    February 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  8. LOVE the trees and bald eagle :)

    February 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  9. dianne - "life as i see it" - "just because"

    just beautiful.. ; )

    March 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm


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