The last time I wrote about Ted Grussing, he had just taken me up in Mariah, his two seater motor-glider, for a ride of a lifetime. That was more than two years ago. This past December we returned to Sedona for a visit. Ted, always generous, always living his life to the fullest, invited us for a three-hour birding photo shoot on Lake Pleasant just north of Phoenix. Ted is out on Lake Pleasant at least once, if not twice, every week. He knows every curve of the shore, every inlet and every kind of bird who makes Lake Watson a stopping place.
Martin got some great shots. Ted, whose lens brings birds so close you see the whites of their eyes, snapped some jaw-droppers. I nabbed my first blue heron. It was a total thrill. Didn’t top the plane ride in Mariah two years ago, but any outing with Ted is unforgettable.
Eagle photo, above, courtesy of Ted Grussing
Heron photo, left, courtesy of Debra Darvick
Debra, these are wonderful! Being down in Florida, we’ve been bird watching for the whole time we’ve been here, with some photos of our own, so I’m really enjoying seeing these. And they are wonderful, capturing flight, bright colors, sun and shading – so natural. I love it! Thank you for sharing these.
Oh there are some wonderful birds to photograph in Florida. I’m glad you enjoyed
Ted’s. You can sign up for his 4x/week photo offering. tedgrussing.com
Amazing photos — you must be thrilled! We love to watch for eagles across the river from our place in St. Joe. But I’ve never been able to photograph them. Love your beautiful site, Debra!
Thank you, Cindy. I think bird photography is the highest challenge.