Thursday, October 30, 2008

SkyWatch: The Eagle Flies



Tuesday we Americans will go to the polls to elect our new president. Polls indicate that as the votes are counted the electoral map will become nearly as blue as the blue sky behind this Bald Eagle.


I apologize for the low quality of this image. I have yet to have a close photo encounter with an eagle.

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19 comments:

DeeMom said...

VOTEING is SO Important...

Photo Cache said...

The composition is excellent.

I have already sent in my absentee ballot.

Happy halloween.

photowannabe said...

I love the power in this shot.
There is power at the polls too. Already absentee voted.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very majestic shot

Robert V. Sobczak said...

PA and FL are two of the primary battleground states. It's been a long campaign. The eagle almost looks like a stamp on a blue envelope.

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh my! No don't apologize for your photo! I have not yet seen an eagle in flight! Thanks for sharing this shot!

Earth

Faye Pekas said...

I still haven't got a good photo of an eagle either. This one looks pretty good to me though.

Tommy V said...

great post and I have already voted....

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot for SWF. Well composed. I would love to have a close photo encounter with an eagle too. Keep up the good work and one day you will have one.

Have a wonderful weekend, Salty

Coloradolady said...

Wow. Just Wow. Love the photo. Amazing. Happy SWF.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the eagle. Ben Franklin thought it should be a turkey. I am sorta in agreement with him on that, or if I could I would choose one of our presidents. If anyone could fly, it would be President Bush who gets blamed for everything.

I am glad this Halloween is past. Not to wish my life away but I felt sorry for the little legs and cold feet who trudged half a mile, or more, to our house only to discover the light was off and no treats this year, thanks to George W. Bush.

Bradley Myers said...

No need to apologize Salty, it is still a very nive photograph. I don't know if you and Willard are aware of this place or not but in Hartford County, Maryland there is the Conowingo Dam. I learned about it from Marty Stouffer. Eagles populate this area from November through February with as many as 30-40 at a time. There is also many other birds present. I did go once last year but it was a very cold and windy day, I photographed a few imature eagles, but my panning skills leave a bit to be desired.

nina said...

Blue is my favorite color!
:-)

Nina at Nature Remains

Shellmo said...

wonderful shot of the eagle soaring overhead - a good reminder of our freedoms.

AphotoAday said...

Excellent shot...

imac said...

Hi Salty, great shot you have.

Arija said...

A beautiful picture. One of those where less is more.

Gretchen said...

It's a gorgeous photo! I've never been lucky enough to get a closer one either. We have a pair that live along the Clarion River, but I've only caught them flying overhead.

You're right about the vote. It's very important to have a voice in the direction our country will go in the next four years.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Great capture of the Eagle, I saw one about 2 mile from home and couldn't capture him as he moved out of range.