This series combines a few photographs taken at the Susquehanna State Park with a set of portraits of bird photographers. For a few weeks each November, hundreds of Bald Eagles make the Conowingo Dam their home, as they feed on the fresh fish which are sucked through the giant turbines of the Dam. Likewise, hundreds of bird photographers make the pilgrimage from all over the world to the Conowingo Dam to feast their eyes, and to train their lenses, on this majestic bird. The bird photographers, or bird people, are a serious lot. They stand for hours on end to wait for that one special shot of the Bald Eagle. They dress themselves and their long lenses in camouflage gear, and when they speak, it’s in soft whispered tones out of respect for their flying friends. They carry with them a fortune in equipment, including the latest DSLRs and long-lenses that require special cases to roll to the shoots. A special thanks to Bill Kerfoot for bringing us to this remarkable location, and for contributing the last five shots of the bird photographers included in this series.
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