Taking pictures has always been fun to me but in the last couple of years I’ve stepped it up a notch or two and here is the reason why.
Several years ago it was told there were eagles in Highland County, Ohio. This struck my interest big time to find them. I would get in my car and drive all over hoping and praying I would see one. Then one day, sure enough, I ran across a lady who happened to be looking through a zoom lens and I asked her what she was looking at. To my surprise she said, “The bald eagle and its nest.” Talk about excited, I was like a kid in a candy store. My desire was to see eagles and that day finally came.
I continued going to Rocky Fork Lake to see the bald eagles and the nest. I would look through binoculars and fly in our airplane over the trees to where the nest was (you could see them real well from the air).
Later on there was a lady photographer who posted on Facebook that she would go to Paint Creek Region near Bainbridge and see six or seven eagles within half an hour upon her arrival. This truly got me excited so I decided to check this out myself. Low and behold there were bald eagles there, so I decided to go purchase a nice camera with a good zoom lens. After that first shot I was hooked, now I travel all around taking pictures of the things that catch my eye, nature’s beauty, people, wildlife and many other exciting thing. I am loving it.
I work at St. Catherine’s Manor in Washington C.H. and one of the gentlemen I care for saw my eagle photos and he inspired me to have them put in the Record-Herald and let the community know there are eagles in the area. I want to thank him for believing in me and my photography work.
I would also like to thank these photographers who have encouraged me to follow my dreams through inspiration and along with their fantastic pictures they take: Roger Garber, Rob Bailey – Eagle Heart Photography and Judy Culberson – A Moment In Time Photography.
If you need pictures taken or know more about the location of these majestic bald eagles, please give me, Lisa Johnson, a call at (937) 919-4109. Thank you.
Lisa Johnson is a local photographer with much passion for her work.