Thursday, December 07, 2006

Fuzzy Eagle

The amount of wildlife you can see floating in December is amazing. We saw a number of Eagles, a Falcon, Blue Herrings, ducks, and deer. This shot, while a bit fuzzy, shows you one of our visitors. Considering that I was leaning backwards in a lawn chair, floating down a river, using a long lens, trying to track our friend, I thought it turned out ok.

19 comments:

Bill said...

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Anonymous said...

Soaring like an eagle!

Pierre said...

Beautiful adventure! Amazing encounters... I'm found of those great birds of prey!

Anonymous said...

It turned out better than okay. I never can capture birds, they never stay still long enough. Beautiful capture.

Anonymous said...

I love eagles...wonderful shot!

OJ said...

On this important day in world history, it is great to see the symbol of America soaring freely in the azure blue skies of Colorado.

Anonymous said...

oh, wonderful eagle portrait!!
and that blue sky even could take the breath away.

jing
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Anonymous said...

bravo, superbe cette photo de cet aigle.


cheer, superb this photograph of this eagle.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful post. I like the thought of soaring like an eagle on D-Day.
Keep your adventure coming. i think its a great shot.

Ben said...

It's great Bill.
Freedom on blue sky.

Meg Nakagawa said...

Oh wow, I can hear "America the Beautiful".

Anonymous said...

A fitting subject to post on Pearl Harbor Day, a day when our Pacific Navy was crushed, but we survived to become the victors. Eagles, although nearly brought to extinction, through help from the endangered species act now soar our skies in ever increasing numbers. Great capture and thanks for sharing your float trip.

Thiên said...

Hi Bill, like your eagle and I'm enjoying your other posts as well. Thanks for the night shot tips and for visiting.

Annie said...

I like the eagle but I want to hear more about how you float down a river in a lawn chair?

Bill said...

Annie: Well since you asked, the boat we were on was an inflatable pontoon boat with aluminum frame / platform connecting them. There was a large cooler strapped to the back of the platform that formed the seat for the oarsman, but the passenger (It is really a 2 person craft) has no seat, so we placed a lawn chair on the front portion of the deck. When the water would wash over the decking, I would pick up my feet. Did not want them to be cold!

Anonymous said...

Like the eagle, I will soar to the skies!

What a nice capture.

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

preciosa foto un saludo

Annie said...

And I thank you for the explanation, Bill. I knew you wouldn't want to be in cold water this time of year!

Bill said...

Annie: No, I spend most of my time in hot water :)