Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cheery Blossoms in Washington DC 2007

Originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon].
The little shot to the right isn't cherry but it was cool. Here are some of the Cherry Trees. This was my first year making it down to the Tidal Basin to check them out. I'm real glad I went, especially when I did, because just a day later it rained like mad in DC and probably washed away a lot of the blossoms. I'd guess the day I went was the last best day...

Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington D.C. 4/3/2007

Cherry Tree - Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.

Cherry Tree - Tidal Basin WashDC

Cherry Blossoms


Friday, April 13, 2007

Maryland Bald Eagle & Blackwater Sunset

Blackwater Sunset
Originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon].
Here's a sequence of one of the Bald Eagles at Blackwater, from behind the visitors center. The bird was sitting on the tree branch and was disturbed and flushed out by another photographer that saw the eagle and bounded out of their car to get a tripod and camera setup. Needless to say they missed the shot(s).

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 1

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 2

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 3

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 4

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 5

Maryland Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 6

Maryland - Bald Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, MD 7


(nature, wildlife, photography, maryland, md, bird, birds, in flight, flying, takeoff, eagle, sunset, orange, reflection)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Originally uploaded by Nikographer [Jon].
And now for something different! I got an iPod - photo is Tioga, the National Zoo's bald eagle.

Here are some iPod photos, just messing around, I used my D200 and SB-800 (remote) flash.


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(bald eagle, ipod, photos, flash, sb-800

Monday, April 09, 2007

Maryland Bald Eagle (s)

Bald Eagle @ Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, MD


I've been on the hunt for Bald Eagles now for about a year. I like in Maryland, not too far from Washington D.C. I know about a handful of locations where there eagles, practically in every direction! Great Falls to the west, Mason Neck to the south, Centennial Lake and Conowingo Dam to the north, and Blackwater and the rest of the eastern shore to the east...

Here are a bunch of shots from 2006-2007, roughly my first year trying to photograph bald eagles, these are almost all from Maryland (MD):

Two Bald Eagles (1) @ Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
Double Eagle @ Blackwater NWR, Maryland
Eagle in Flight @ Blackwater, Maryland
Bald Eagle @ Great Falls National Park, Maryland
Inbound Eagle @ Conowingo Dam Maryland (+Paparazzi)
Bald Eagle @ Centennial Lake, Maryland
Splish-Splash - Eagles take a bath in the Potomac @ Great Falls Maryland - 1 [2] 3 4
Bald Eagle w/ Catfish @ Great Falls, Maryland
Eagle over marsh @ Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle gets his Prey
Bird of Prey with Prey of Bird
Eagle fly-by
Mating Bald Eagles @ Blackwater - Merry Christmas
Home Sweet Home
Bald Eagle @ Conowingo Dam, MD
Eagle Grab
Bald Eagle in MD w/ Fish
"Catch of the Day" Redux
Lunch Time
Happy Thanksgiving
Time to Prey


(Photographing Bald Eagles in Maryland. Nature, wildlife, birds, nikon, bird of prey, nikographer)

Friday, April 06, 2007

CafePress store "Grand Opening!"

Blue Bird @ Blackwater NWR, MD

I setup an account on Cafepress.com and opened a few of the free shops. The free ones are pretty limited. There are a variety of product templates (like a mousepad, or journal, or mini-poster) but you can only have a single product of each type per free shop.

This limit means to have two mousepads (ie two different images on a mousepad) you need to open two free shops! I've opened 3 free shops so far, and you can view all the products together at this url: http://www.cafepress.com/nikographer,nikographer2,Nikographer3.

If I get anything sold I will most likely upgrade to a pro-shop where the single product limit is removed.

I've set the markups pretty low (a couple bucks) on all the stuff except the small and large posters, which are marked up about 60-100% of the cost of the poster to me...

I hope this takes off, but in the world of millions of photographers, I wonder if there's much demand. We'll see.