Tuesday, February 22, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Eagle!

I think this is my best eagle shot so far. Two Saturdays ago I was in the Stillaguamish Valley just driving around looking for birds and saw this handsome fellow on a telephone poll. "STOP!!", I screamed to myself. Good thing there weren't any cars behind me. :) The wind was really blowing that day as you can tell by some of his feathers but he hung in there.

Quit staring at me, Crazy Lady!


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28 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Wow, that is an Awesome photo Sally. So much detail. I always get excited and shake when I see wildlife. It be staring at you for sure.

don said...

That is a fine, very close image of this eagle. I like the crisp detail and his stare! The last time I was close to an eagle, he did a constant checking to see where I was looking around from one side and then the other. He seemed rather brave and didn't fly until we approached within about 25 feet.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is an awesome shot indeed, Sally! What a gorgeous bird! Love it when I can get a shot like that and it's not often!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

holdingmoments said...

Wow Sally, that is an amazing shot.
I wouldn't want to be on his lunch list lol

Gary said...

Wow Sally!!! That's a great shot. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

JC said...

I love this one !!!

Johnny Nutcase said...

definitely a great one, nice and sharp - well done! He's handsome!

Frank said...

A majestic species. Well shot Sally.

Hilke Breder said...

What an impressive bald eagle, Sally! I like the way the wind is ruffling his butt.

mick said...

Great photo. That's an awesome looking bird.

Springman said...

You caught that eagle eye stare perfectly with your heart pounding away! Great Baldy capture Sally! ;-)WBW

joo said...

Wow, it's terrific!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

We have a couple of local eagles that stay around all year (weird for Nebraska), but I've never gotten close enough to take a photograph. This one is amazing. Well done!

Dave said...

You got a super image...... that must have been a real thrill to spot it and capture it in digital film

Very well done

eileeninmd said...

Awesome! The eagles are always a great sighting for me.

Bill S. said...

Fantastic shot of the eagle. It is always fun to get a better picture that the last one.

lizziviggi said...

That is an eagle shot to be proud of!

Becky and Gary said...

Talk about the right place at the right time. Excellant, Sally. This is a marvelous shot of that elegant bird. We have a pair near us, but haven't seen them in a while. Our creek is frozen, so maybe they are fishing elsewhere.
B.

Mike B. said...

Great shot! The Bald Eagles seem to be everywhere this year.

Pat said...

What a wonderful capture! I'd love to get a chance to photograph an Eagle!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sally -- that is a fantastic shot! We have a "local" eagle but I haven't been able to get a good shot. (I"ve done the "stop" thing in the middle of the street quite a few times though == and usually there IS somebody behind us :<....

This is just an absolute gem of a picture -- thanks!

Robin Robinson said...

Terrific eagle shot. You got nice feather detail and expression. Those birds always looks so menacing not matter what they may actually have on their minds in the moment. True predators! I love your banner shot. The softness of it really works. I can almost smell the cold, damp snow. I've got plenty here in Maine,but you snow is especially pretty. Nice blog!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shot Sally. I love the Eagles in the Stilly Valley. There are 5 nest I know of there. You got a good one. MB

Sondra said...

ITS one GORGEOUS SHOT for sure!! WTG- ^5

theconstantwalker said...

Beautiful bird and a wonderful image.

Arija said...

WOW, that is quite a catch! Great shot indeed.

Pat Ulrich said...

fantastic capture -- it always seems like such an honor to get to see these guys up close in the wild!

Larry said...

Beautiful Bald Eagle photo Sally. Nice pose.