Dusk at Jordan Lake

Bird Island, Jordan Lake, NC by drdesigns

For Mother’s Day, my two brothers and I treated our mom to a sunset cruise on Jordan Lake. For two hours, our tour guide Dave, of Jordan Lake Tours, entertained us with history and interesting facts. Did you know, Jordan Lake houses the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the eastern United States? We saw several mating pairs and spotted their nests high in the trees. These magnificent birds mate for life and return year after year to the same nest. In addition to the eagles, we also watched a pair of Herons feeding its young. Looking through binoculars and through the zoom lens of my camera gave us a front row seat. These birds had a large nest in the trees shown in the photo above. The island pictured is Johnson’s Island, named for the road that was flooded when the lake was created in 1981.

It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to repeating this trip again in the fall.

Added to Getty Images collection 5-22-2011.

Shot with my 10-22mm wide angle lens @14mm, ISO1600 (whoops forgot to check before shooting) f7.1. Best appreciated LARGE.

Full disclosure: My husband gets photo credit for the group shot. :)

~ by dorisrudddesigns on May 11, 2011.

20 Responses to “Dusk at Jordan Lake”

  1. Lovely composition and so serene!

  2. Excellent!

  3. so unique. beautiful trees. thank you for sharing!

  4. stunning – I love the birds

  5. wow, what a beautiful lake and the island is just stunning.

    I admire you and your two brothers for treating your mother on that cruise on her mom’s special day, she must be very happy then, I’m sure of that. Great gesture and highly admirable…

    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. beautiful image and a touching story
    thank you for sharing

  7. wonderful image, and memorable day :-)

  8. Great post. Mother’s day made it even more special, right! :)

    Lovely picture of yours and family. Sunset shot is brilliant, love the birds.

  9. What a wonderful evening, and a gorgeous photo.

  10. GORGEOUS shot!! Your photography is beautiful!

  11. the image is so beautiful!

  12. Very nice shot with the clouds and the sun. I’ll take that little island!

  13. What a stunning shot – the colors are amazing!
    This looks like such a relaxing place! :)

  14. Happened upon your blog via someone’s comment on Shutter Sisters. First of all, I live in Raleigh–small world–and secondly, I am using the same template as you for my website, and I’ve got flowers in the header too! Lovely photo.

  15. That is a very beautiful picture! Also found the details you wrote quite informative.

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  17. wonderful!

  18. what a STUNNING shot!

  19. Great shot and beautiful family, also :)

  20. beautiful shot. what a great gift too

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