Okay I promise after today’s post no Eagles for awhile. I’m getting kind of tired working on them and need something else to freshen up my out look. Don’t get me wrong I still love Eagles and will shoot some more images when I get an opportunity but it is time to do something else for a while.
I liked this shot even though it is a little soft because he is looking straight at me. He would look off to the side from time to time but he always would come back looking straight at me.
I really think if the wind hadn’t been blowing so hard I could have gotten some really sharp images. The Eagles were flying all around and landing beside each other. It was really enjoyable watching them maneuver around the food on the ice.
Here is another Eagle flying around the lake at Sabula. He was banking to the right and looked so majestic in his turn. Now imagine me with this long lens and a tripod hanging off the end of it trying to move that whole contraption fast and steady enough to get a decent image. I’m surprised I got anything but a black and white blur.
Finally this image of a young immature Eagle. He was trying so hard to get something to eat and the older bigger Eagles kept chasing him away. I got a bunch of images (shot in burst mode) of him stealing a fish (or what’s left of a fish) from a larger older Eagle and flying for some distance with the entrails hanging out. He finally dropped it and then landed beside it here but never ate a bite from his prize. Go figure.
It’s been a fun experience and I’ve learned a lot with a lot more to learn. I will enjoy making images of Eagles and other wildlife in the coming weeks and months. I may throw in an Eagle here and there just to use up the 200 or more images I have. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe day.