Monday, January 12, 2009

Landing Zone: Bald Eagles

A friendly photographer from Ohio whom I met at Joe Overstreet advised me of a Bald Eagle’s nest near the Joe Overstreet boat launch. Although I was seeing Eagles in the area it was not until my last morning there that I was able to locate the nest.

Prior to locating the nest I observed this pair of Eagles sitting in a tree top. After a few minutes both flew up circled a few times and then alighted again. As the second bird prepared to land I snapped this photograph. The strong backlighting provided a good sharp silhouette against the morning sky.

A few minutes later both birds flew to the nearby nest but it was well obscured by branches and Spanish moss, no further photo opportunities were possible.

From my observations Bald Eagles are very common in this region of Florida. Although I did not keep tally, I observed Eagles numerous times each day as I traveled about the Lake Kissimmee area.


Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice silhouette, especially since you got both. Love the head shot below. Overstreet was certainly productive for you. Blue Skies.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a unique shot.

photowannabe said...

Great silhouette with the colorful sky background.

Anonymous said...

This silhouette has great feeling to it. Nicely done.

Tabib said...

Great moments, perfect timing.

Leedra said...

I was in St Augustine for the Florida Birding FotoFestival April 2008, just there 4 days. Saw 7 eagles. No great photographs, except the one I posted last week, that was in captivity.

I love this silhouette, these are so tricky, never know how they will turn out, and you caught him at the exact moment.

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Kathy W said...

Great picture of the eagles.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: Wonderful capture of the eagles, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous picture... look like he is going to land on the back of his mate

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