School is Back in Session

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured from our boat dock at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) a couple of days ago. While wandering around the dock, I saw multiple “hot spots”, where the water was “zig-zagging” around, in beautiful spirals. As one of these spirals approached the dock, I could see these were active, schools of shad. Here are a couple of images I captured:

School of Shad

School of Shad

I stayed on the dock for a period of time, hoping that one of our local Bald Eagles or Ospreys would show up for hors d’oeuvres … definitely not big enough for a meal! Or, even a small group of gulls would have been a welcome sight.  Alas, just me and the school … maybe next time!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shooting from 115mm to 140mm
  • Handheld, with ISO “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/4.5 and f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. and 1/250 sec.



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