He started it! No, she started it!
Any day you see a Bald Eagle is a good day.
Not important, but I do get a kick out of seeing the banter between those two about eagles.
There’s a saying in birding: if you didn’t get a photo, it didn’t happen. Last summer, I saw my first wild Bald Eagle – twice. The first time, I grabbed the binocs instead of camera, and by the time I had the camera up, the eagle had flown. The second time, I was ready for her, and got the camera poised and ready in time, except for that pesky lens cap, which I had forgotten to remove. Since I failed to get photos, neither of those encounters counted.
This weekend however, was a different story. I stood on the shoreline yesterday watching a pair of Bald Eagles more than a quarter mile away.
At one point, I realized one of the eagles was watching me watch them. He suddenly swooped up from his perch atop the pines and made a beeline across the water. In the animated sequence that follows next, you can see the eagle turn it’s head to aim its eye directly down at me in the third frame, before resuming his usual flight posture and passing overhead.
(To be continued.)
Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move. The Bald Eagle was definitely on the move, speeding across more than a quarter mile of water to check up on the photographer watching from shore. Also, the animated image represents another form of “movement.”
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
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Posted on May 11, 2014, in Art, Bald eagle, Bird photography, Charles River Watershed, Nature, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged bald eagle, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.