Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bald Eagle WBW


My first Bald Eagle photo, well almost...
the first good one that I actually had a lens that could reach far enough.

I visited friends in Big Lake over the weekend
 and was told there had been Bald Eagles out in abundance
 so I was hopeful I had a good chance.
 Time went by and I almost had given up hope of seeing one when this big beauty showed up!
I was rushing around like a crazy person trying to get a good shot and this is the best of the bunch.
I was in the middle of moving the camera to a different spot when it took off, by the time I got set up and got the camer pointed in the right direction it was quite a distance away.
 I would have been so happy to get one of it launching from the branch,
 but I'm VERY HAPPY to have gotten this photo!
 Maybe next time!

Kristi





26 comments:

  1. It's a great shot with the branches framing him. They are always a thrill to see.

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  2. ooohhhh lucky you, it's beautiful and very exciting!! not so good for me as my "crow" is sitting next to your eagle!!

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  3. Excellent! What a thrill to get a photo like this.

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  4. This is a great shot!
    Perfect post for WBW!
    Have a nice evening!

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  5. That's a beautiful photo! Great lighting, framing, and it's posing for you. :)

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  6. Wow how cool...I love birds...this one is extra ordinary....

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  7. Great capture and congratulations!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Fantastic shot! What a rare treat to see one of these amazing birds!

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  9. It's a fantastic image... a beautiful bird I will probably never see in the wild.

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  10. Great pic! We live in an area where Bald Eagles are a common occurrence and I have yet to get a decent pic.

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  11. I am so jealous! Beautiful shot!

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  12. What a great shot! I've seen Bald Eagles, but not this close. They are such fascinating birds!

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  13. Wow...that is so beyond cool. The only bird pictures I can take here are of the crows that come to my neighbor's back yard every morning and screech at each other for 30 minutes. It's so annoying, but I don't have to set my alarm any more because the crows are ALWAYS there. I'd take a bald eagle any day!

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  14. Majestic bird and great photo.

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  15. Superb photo of this beautiful bird!

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  16. Amazing! Great photos, he is so beautiful.

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  17. Congrats on your Eagle sighting. It is always a treat to see the Bald Eagles. Great shot too!

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  18. This is reason for celebration. Wasn't it great? The exciting scramble to get the shot with that amazing bird blessing you with a momentary opportunity. No matter how many great shots you take in your life time that feeling will always be there for you. Such is the pleasure of nature photography!
    Cracking shot Kristi, thanks for sharing the excitement!

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  19. That is a fantastic shot! Your patience paid off! :)

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  20. Congratulations, Kristi! That's awesome! I have yet to photograph an adult Bald Eagle! Fantastic shot!

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  21. Hi there – that’s a great picture for a first eagle! Well done.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  22. What a thrill to get this one! For a first successful attempt, it is fabulous! The composition is very good...I am so jealous! I need a new lens!!!!!

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  23. Congratulations! It's a fine shot!

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