Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Eagles!

I had been anxious to get out on our boat with my new 150-500mm lens - there is a pair of nesting eagles on the river and I was determined to get some photos of them.  We left early in the morning, last Wednesday, and headed out on a day that was destined to reach 100 degrees by early afternoon. I was sorely disappointed on the way out that the eagles were nowhere in sight!  I did manage to find lots of other water birds, which will find their way here on another day.  But, on the return trip, we spotted the pair on their customary perch!  Here, I present - Eagles!  As you can imagine, I took MANY photos of them...







 I hope you enjoyed seeing these as much as I enjoyed seeing and photographing them!


Linking to Outdoor Wednesday and World Bird Wednesday.

24 comments:

Andrea said...

It really is so elegant and you captured the moments so well.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome shots of the Eagle. It is always a treat to see the eagles. Have a great day, Linda!

onespoiledcat said...

Nothing is as majestic as the beautiful eagle in my book - maybe the flag (!) - but an eagle is a mighty close second! Great shots with the new lens.

Pam (and Sam)

Carole M. said...

such a handsome raptor; lovely for you to experience

Gary said...

That's a beauty of an In Flight shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!

I too participate in the World Bird Wednesday for my bird photo blog....there are some fabulous bird images from around the world....but none, better than the American Eagle.

Springman said...

Congrats on getting the new lens! I know you will have many hours and days shouldering it, learning it's nuances, loving it... Your off to a great start too with these great eagle captures!

TexWisGirl said...

so very jealous!! would love to see a bald eagle in the wild!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

How wonderful to capture those majestic birds with your new lens. The only time I've seen eagles int he wild they are way too far away to photograph. Great shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Linda, these are awesome captures well done indeed! It always amazes me to see how huge their talons are and you can see them really well in this last image. Your new lens is going to be such fun!

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic photos of a bird I can only dream of seeing in the wild.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Wow...a new lens...eagles are the most difficult to shoot and you got such good closeups!! Have fun with the new lens, hope to see lots more eagles.

Red said...

Eagles are awesome critters. You showed just how awesome they are with your photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm amazed that you would take such a lens out on a boat. You must trust being out on the water more than I do! However, you DID get shots of the eagle and that's something I have never done! :)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots of the eagle, love them.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Heck yeah I enjoyed seeing them! Awesome Linda!! Love that leg tucked up in his/her feathers.

Ms. Becky said...

these shots are AMAZING. the one in flight especially. I think you got what you were hoping for and more! happy day to you Linda.

kaye said...

wow!

lulumusing said...

Wow, you were right there watching to get these shots. We had an eagle who came back to the same spot for several years, but we haven't seen him at all this season. I'm hoping.

Rita said...

That new lens is great. Your shots are wonderful.

I enjoy making the trip to Grafton Illinois each year to see the eagles that winter there. But, I have never gotten shots like these.

Nancy Claeys said...

Congratulations on your eagle captures! They are amazing birds. :)

thesedaysofmine.com said...

How thrilling! I can just imagine your excitement!

Dave said...

Enjoy the new lense Linda, it will certainly give you some new and fantastic opportunities. Glad you got the Eagles on your fisrt trip withe the 500mm.... we look forward to more now!

heyBJK said...

Awesome, Linda! And congratulations on being able to use the new lens! I have never photographed an adult Bald Eagle in the wild. I'm a bit envious. Love these photos! I hope you get to go back for more.