Saturday, January 24, 2009

Soaring on High: Bald Eagle




A Bald Eagle watches me intently as it soars past on mighty wings.

While reviewing this photograph I noticed that identification bands on each of the Eagle’s legs (click on the photo to see). Much effort and money has been spent on this previously endangered species.
I captured this photo along the shoreline of Florida’s Lake Marion. During my visit to this region Eagle sightings were a daily occurrence.

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16 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is so neat.Beautiful shot and a bonus with the bands.

Blessings,Ruth

Meggie said...

So majestic!

Larry Jordan said...

Awesome capture Salty! Beautifully sharp image and I like the backlighting on this image. I really like your blog too.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good eye to see those tags ... and also good camera. Funny what we see in photos after the fact.

Rose said...

Great capture!

Tootie said...

I love to watch the eagles in flight. Great photo!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Have you tried to lay down on the ground. Not moving at all, keeping your cam pointing upwards, to see how close he will get. And try to shoot soem shots :-)
I'll guess the eagle isn't that easy to fool :-)

Carolina said...

If you click on the photo you can just count the feathers! Unbelievably sharp picture. Beautiful bird, great shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Wow, he's looking right at you! I'm glad I clicked to enlarge the photo. (I don't always remember to do that.) Beautiful capture!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Eagles are always a bonus. You got a nice flier here Coy. Good of you to mention the bands, I would have missed that w/out the enlargement. Blue Skies.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent capture Salty.. and great to see this tagged one still going.

Tom
Wiggers World

bobbie said...

What an exciting picture this is! They are such marvelous birds!

Leedra said...

I clicked to enlarge. Not only can I see the leg bands, but his face is so clear.

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Chad Oneil Myers said...

Wow, Very nice!

photowannabe said...

An amazing majestic bird. Thanks for the picture.

Tommy V said...

fabulous... I just love photographing eagles