After considering it for a few years, I finally made it out to watch the High Hopes Steeplechase Race at the Kentucky Horse Park. I am very glad I was able to go. I was joined by friend and horse racing writer Maryjean Wall who has become quite a photographer in her retirement.
The crowd at the Steeplechase is amazing. There were thousands tailgating along the rail to watch the races and the days other events. I can’t wait to go again next year!
Each spring, during the month of April, I spend a few days in the helicopter flying surveys for nesting geese. Of course, I can’t resist the urge to shoot a few pictures out the window of our beautiful state. This is the second installment of pictures from this spring.
The arrival of a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeders inspired me to break out the blind and try to photograph one. There have been few times that I have met such an uncooperative bird at the feeders. I have had up to five males coming to the feeders but all seemed to fly directly to the feeder and by-pass my perches. After a week of trying, I finally managed to capture a ratty male. Oh well…it is a start!!! Here are a few of the images I shot in that week of trying.