Monday, February 16, 2009

"F" is for Flight



















Welcome to A-Z Mondays, where Jen at Unglazed is our host! Please visit her site to participate and visit other participants. Today's letter is "F" and my "F" is for "Flight" as that is what happened when I scared this Bald Eagle! Greg and I went driving down to our secret eagle viewing spot with the hopes I could get some good photos. Well the eagle was there - unfortunately I had 3 things going against my potential National Geograhic submission:
  1. He was far away - even for my zoom lens to get a clear photo.
  2. I had telephone wires in my way.
  3. He was testy! As soon as I made an ever so quiet move to get a little closer - whoosh! He was flying off into the vast sky!

That's okay. He was still magnificent to see!

25 comments:

Constance said...

There's nothing like a Bald Eagle! Dave got some great pictures from our Winter in Y-stone trip last month! Was this taken from your deck?
Connie

Margaret said...

That fact that you saw one is amazing to me. Nice picture.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How beautiful, telephone wires and all. They are the most majestic birds. We used to see them when we lived in Florida, but I have not seen any where I live in NC yet.
Hugs,
Penny

Jen said...

Fantabulous!!!!
Lucky you-I'm sure you gave him an invitation to visit your feeders.

Judy said...

They truly are magnificent birds! The fact that you have a place where you can go to see them, is fortunate for you.

Brandi said...

Even with the lines in the way this is a great shot, one that so many of us will never get to see. How lucky for you!

What an amazing sight.

Dawnie said...

beautiful photo. its such a gift you are able to see some of these beautiful things.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So beautiful. I think National Geographic would understand. ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well Shelley, You are still ahead of me.. I have never seen a Bald Eagle in person (other than maybe a zoo or some such place)... You did good to get that picture..

By the way, there's an ad (Zozzle ??) that sticks out on top of your post--which makes it hard to read your post. Maybe it's just my computer...

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cam said...

Either way, a moment to enjoy just the same :)

Charli and me said...

What a great picture! He's beautiful :>) Thank you so much for sharing ♥

Cedar ... said...

For me, even with your three critical comments from yourself,... I think it's a great shot. I have yet to see a bald eagle other than in a photo, so here's a tip of the lens cap to YOU! :)

American Way Farm said...

We saw a young bald eagle (didn't have the white head yet) a few summers ago grabbing a fish from our pond. He (or she) had it on the shore, managed to sink its talons into it, and flew off down an old skidder row, gaining altitude as it neared the edge of the woods. Beautiful bird and wonderful to watch it fly with the heavy weight of a big trout. -Sandy

April said...

Oh my goodness...you don't get many opportunities like that! How majestic!

Ginger said...

Great picture!!! We've had some bald eagles in our area, but I never have time to get the camera before they take off.

Tami said...

Oh he is just wonderful! Really really wonderful.

Connie said...

How neat to get to see a bald eagle. I guess those National Geographic pictures are harder to get than we think but then again the photographers probably have one of those HUGE lenses. Good picture...thanks for sharing. Connie

Shellmo said...

Hi Connie - I think Ystone must be a photographers paradise! This eagle was found on a back wooded road about 10 miles from our cabin.

Margaret - thank you! I'm still amazed when I see one!

Penny - They have such a magical air about them! I hope you see them in NC!

Jen - He will only eat the fish in my lake. But now you got me thinking - perhaps I can spear some fish....oh never mind! :-0

Judy - this past summer we had 2 juvenile eagles fishing on our lake - so beautiful!

Brandi - When you see how big & beautiful they are, it takes your breath away.

Dawnie - you are right that it's a gift. I thank god every time I've gotten to see one!

Busy Bee - I wish you worked at Natl Geographic! :)

Hi betsy - I fixed my zazzle ad. I put together an online nature store and still figuring it out!

Cam - you are right - it's all about the moment!

charli - glad you like him!

Cedar - thank you! I think I can do a lot better.....I will try anyways!

Sandy - so wonderful you got to see that!!

April - I hope i have many more!

Ginger - they are very shy!

Tami - you are very kind!! Thanks!

Connie - I have a big lens on layaway - but still don't think it's half the size of those professionals! I need to win the lotto so I can get the camera of my dreams! LOL!

Cassie said...

Fantastic Flight!! I love eagles too. There are a few different types in our area of Idaho/Montana.

Naturegirl said...

Great in flight capture! Darn those those wires..always in the way of a perfect photo!

dAwN said...

Thats not a bad shot...I digascoped and eagle yesterday...not as good as yours..

Ben said...

You may have had three negatives - but they are overcome by the fact that HEY THAT'S AN AWESOME EAGLE!

Dawn said...

beautiful... even with the wires!! i love that you caught him in flight!

Barbara said...

Shelly, How lucky to have a your own secret Bald Eagle. They are such magnificent birds. Hope all is great at your house and you had a wonderful valentine's day.

Leedra said...

Your photo is clearer than mine!

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