October 28, 2011

Majestic From Afar

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At first glance, there really isn't much to see here. Or is there???? See the dark blob sitting atop the pole to the right...???  (Lean in close to your screen.)  And there's an even teensier blob on the pole to the left.  With my long lens and ISO bumped up to 1600 at dusk, I was able to capture this guy....
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...a bald eagle!  Two nights ago, I was stunned to see two eagles sitting side by side atop a cell tower next to Fruitville Road, a bustling roadway.  I was thrilled when I returned last night and found them again --- albeit very far away.   As I was contemplating hopping a cattle fence to get a closer view, a rancher pulled up in a truck and gave me what can only be described as a grim stink eye.  Even when I pointed to my camera and excitedly declared 'Shooting the bald eagle!' he gave me one last look before leaving without a word.  I got the hint...and stayed put.  Anyway, I'm very, very excited about the two eagles living so close to an urban area.  And, I can't wait to watch them and capture even better pics.

6 comments:

We are: clamco said...

Sweeeeet! I'm glad you survived the grim stink eye to give us this shot. Wow! How do you manage to drive your car and spot things like this at the same time?

Jim Klenke said...

you have a good eye. How bout the Cardinals? Whoo hoo

Halcyon said...

You are so lucky! I can't even get a decent shot of the ones in the zoo. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic spot SRQ beautiful eagle, that's a gret long lens you've got there..shame about 'the grim stink eye' I'm so going to use that phrase next time I encounter a glare!!I haven't as yet spotted the green flash you mentioned but believe me I will be watching out for it now.

Ernie said...

Nice spot!

Birdman said...

That's what I call a capture!