Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bald Eagle: for Camera Critters

Even at a distance I could tell it was an Eagle for its bright, snow-white head and tail stood out and it easily distinguished itself from a Rough-legged Hawk. This morning we had been looking for Rough-legged Hawks along hwy #105 at Sheffield but did not see anything, other than a few crows. However on our return trip home we spied the Eagle!
I was only able to get a sideways view of it when I stood along the road, getting as close to it as I could without leaving the highway.
I did manage some in flight shots as it flew back deeper into the tree line beyond. When clicking on the photo to enlarge it you can see the beautiful detailing of its wings.

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28 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Spectacular!! I never fail to be impressed and amazed at the shots you get!

bobbie said...

Beautiful pictures! A wonderful eagle

Merewald said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures. I admire your camera work. I can't ever seem to catch a bird in flight without blurring the shot.

theArthurClan said...

Such an amazing creature. You captured it in your photo beautifully!

i beati said...

majesty in flight sandy lovely header

Mimi said...

Stunning pictures of a majestic bird!

Tina said...

Wow, you really got some great shots of that eagle! I love the next to last one..where you are looking down on him somewhat...great detail. Such a thrill to see one of these birds..usually my heart is racing so much I have trouble keeping the camera steady..lol! Great post.

June said...

What a great sighting! So glad you had your camera...

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing series of shots! There is something quite awesome about an eagle at rest or in flight!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful in flight photos.
Blessings,Ruth

BABOOSHKA said...

Magnificent bird and catch.

Dianne said...

I have never seen an eagle in person! these shots are wonderful!!

me ann my camera said...

Dianne,
They are big, magnificent creatures!

madcobug said...

Beautiful shots. Helen

SandyCarlson said...

The combination of big and graceful in these birds intrigues me. They look so very solid sitting on a branch, yet they spread their wings and they look like the very soul of the air.

I enjoyed your story about your son and his title page. It's an interesting situation. I suppose teachers know why they do or do not want color. I am just wishing my daughter knew why she wasn't using color. I admire your son's confidence in his work. Good for him! That's the way to be.

gina said...

these are great shots!

Darla said...

Are you kidding me? These are great photos!

Becky and Gary said...

You always seem to be at the right place at the right time Ann. Amazing flight shots! What a magnificant bird.
B.

dAwN said...

Love those Eagle shots...Wow..I wish I could get some shots like that with my point and shoot...oh well...I need the big guns for shots like that..

WillThink4Wine said...

Exquisite! I would have been so excited to see him I certainly would have missed the shot!

Jeeves said...

Stunning and rare shots

Sharon said...

To see a bald eagle in the wild...oh how lucky you are! Fabulous shots and thank you for sharing them with us!

Mary said...

Terrific! I'd love to see one sitting up in a tree and you got such wonderful photos of it! It really does have beautiful wings!

Karen said...

Lovely shots of it in flight.

Such majestic birds..

JewWishes said...

What beautiful images...each one on its own.

kjpweb said...

Always a great moment to catch a Bald Eagle - and you did good!
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: I'm finally back from my hiatus and will be posting a boatload of new stuff! ;)

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic photos! What an awesome experience.

Carletta said...

What an awesome capture!