Dec 16, 2006

American Bald Eagle

I was in the right place at the right time again today. This beautiful wild eagle was sitting on this dead tree right next to the road. I snapped photos for about 15 minutes, hoping to catch him taking off but I finally had to leave and he was still sitting there. There was another eagle sitting across the road and they were calling to one another.

American Bald Eagle

12 comments:

  1. Such an impressive posture! You sure are in the right place at the right time A LOT! Another great photo.

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  2. as promised, here is a check in from Iceland. Hope your grandson gets a kick out of this country :)
    very impressive picture too.
    Since I have problems comenting on a beta blogger account, I hope this somehow gets through :)

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  3. Beautiful shot. Your list of equipment is impressive. You have them in the car at all times??

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  4. Hi Faye,

    Had to drop by to check out your photos after you kind remarks in my journal. You certainly live in beautiful area, and do a wonderful job capturing images of it.

    We don't get many bald eagles up here, so it's always nice to see them captured so well :)

    Cheers,
    Mike
    (a.k.a zeppo-marx.livejournal.com)

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  5. Hi Faye
    What a great capture. No eagles here but they are wonderful looking birds. :)

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  6. superbe b&w. il est noble et tres fier. bravo

    superb b&w. it is noble and very proud. cheer

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  7. nice shot, you really have to be ready and when that right time and right place pops up take advantage, especially when dealing with wildlife, beautiful b&w shot!

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  8. Eagle is really fascinating bird. Especially this kind is good looking too. Nice steady image. You will have many other chance to catch him taking off.
    I think this is good use of B&W.

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  9. Minka, thanks. My grandson was excited to see Iceland our the list of countries. We'll research it this evening. :)

    Kate, I don't have my big camera bag in the car at all times. Mostly weekends. I have a small one that holds just a couple lenses that I usually take.

    Mike, thanks for stopping by :)

    Renee you can comment again :) Did you switch to the beta?

    Olivier, thanks. Your comments are always so appreciated :)

    Corey, thanks. I was certainly excited when I saw him sitting there.

    Ben, thanks. I hope to get a good shot of one in flight some day.

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  10. Awesome shot, Faye. I'm so impressed with your ability to get that special photo and be in the right place at the right time. I feel like so many times for me its shoulda, woulda, coulda...=regrets.

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