Tuesday, January 31, 2012

All American

Boy did this guy pose today! I feel fortunate to get these images of this young adult Bale Eagle. Just sitting atop a power pole, letting me grab quite a few shots. I was in the car, didn't get out as I didn't want to startle him into flight, braced on the window frame. No, not the highest of image quality, but I am still amazed at how well the Sigma 150-500 does do. The real cool part for me is how rarely I usually get this close to an adult. Today I actually saw 3 eagles in this area, this adult and 2 yearlings. There must be a good nesting area close by. I was actually on the way to see if the Egret was still at the lake and it seems not. I like both croppings, but I don't care for the power pole in the second image. Is that ok? What do you think? What I love about the second image is how he appears to be looking right through the lens at me.




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16 comments:

Indrani said...

Lucky you!
You got a great pose.

heyBJK said...

Those are fantastic, Perry! That lens does a nice job. Great shots!

mick said...

Great photos. I think if it's good enough for the bird to sit on then it is good enough for us to photograph it!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome closeup and pose. Great photo. Have a wonderful day.

Beth F said...

Actually I like the second shot better. The pole gives the shot some grounding.

How very cool that you've seen so many eagles.

Firefly said...

Absolutely stunning. Wish I could see one of these in real life

Gary said...

Beauriful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Rebecca said...

This is the week for eagles. Your are so close...or that 500mm lens is getting you close! Nice job.

Dianne said...

he is majestic!
great close-ups

Liza said...

Great shots.

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Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...
A beautiful bird I will probably never see in the wild... many thanks for sharing your images.

Emille said...

Great regal poses! (I'm envious)

joo said...

Wow, what a beauty!

Larry said...

Great shots of the Bald Eagle Perry. The power pole in the second photo is not a problem, after all, the bird has to perch on something!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful captures! What an impressive-looking bird!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

They always look so proud, don't they, your images are really wonderful!