Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera Critter Meme #21

Last October, a friend of mine said to me, "I got this nice new camera, so why don't we go get some pictures and you can teach me how to use it?"

I said, "Ok...what do you want to shoot?"

"Well," came his reply, "I'd love to shoot eagles."

Knowing the perfect place, we hopped into the Cherokee and off we went to Crane Prairie Reservoir, about 40 miles south of Redmond, where I live.

Our first stop there was for my benefit and not that of my friend, but it turned out to be a bust, so off to eagle land we went. It wasn't far from where we were...actually, even with my poor eyesight, I could see a couple flying around. However, when we arrived, the birds had disappeared. But I knew they would be back. And back they came! So enjoy my multiple offerings for Camera Critter Meme #21.





Needless to say, my friend was ecstatic and so was I for that matter. It was a great day to shoot Bald Eagles.

14 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Magnificent (Birds and Photos)!

ratmammy said...

wow, these are some really nice photos!!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

WOW! These are unbelievable. The pair sitting on the branch is priceless. Thank you. Lisa

Cátia said...

just wonderful!nice capture

bobbie said...

Just look at that pair, sitting on the branch side by side! these are such beautiful birds!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I can only imagine what it would be like to see these in the wild! Beautiful photos!

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

babooshka said...

Mutiple offering are always a bonus.
Birds in flight are just magnigicent

Cathy said...

Wonderful! I always get chills when I see eagles in the wild, and the last time I was up at the Grand Canyon, I got an even bigger thrill: the sight of a condor sailing the thermals over the Canyon. Wow.

Thanks for sharing these photos!

Christy said...

I'm jealous. I had hoped to see some eagles on my walk today but alas it was a bust for bird sightings again. I saw a few birds but was unable to capture them with the camera. Very gorgeous shots. I love the one of the two sitting up on the branch.

Tootie said...

Those are very nice shots of the eagles. I love watching them fly over. We see some here on Sanibel and also watch them with their young ones.

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photo! Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit with my Camera Critter, too!

June said...

I know how hard it is to take these pictures...and these are nice! Good going...

Misty Dawn said...

I am SO jealous! When I come out there - add these to the list of things I want to shoot... right along with the BBs, RFs, mule deer, and waterfalls... I'm gonna need to visit for awhile to get all this shooting in, eh?

Minkydo said...

Beautiful! Breathtaking! I love this series.

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