January 5, 2017

Takeoff

Takeoff Look at that form...and concentration during takeoff!  Clearly, he's rapidly calculating how best to maneuver around several palm trees just feet in front of him.  (And, of course, those horses we saw yesterday. ) I think this may be the male, M15.  He was getting a drink from a pond near the nest when he spotted me 40 yards away...gave me the side eye....and whoosh!....took off.  Who knew there was so much activity in a horse paddock?

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! Great shot of the wings in flight!

William Kendall said...

What a shot!

Nancy J said...

Those big birds are so talented, no wonder anyone who designs a plane looks there first. Beautiful action shot.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot of Mr. Eagle.
MB

bill burke said...

Perfect! His concentration is intensely focused. Excellent shot!

Lowell said...

Another terrific fly-by shot!

Brian King said...

Very cool shot! Still watching the nest cam here.

Kay said...

Spectacular shot! I'm envious you can get such a close, tight shot.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They really are amazing creatures SRQ, the speed and navigational skills alone are pretty awesome.. I can't help feeling a bit sorry for their prey!

Jack said...

What a capture! Excellent, SRQ.