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While out birding with the birding group at the beginning of the month we saw this wonderfully majestic bird fly in low and land on this branch above a pond.
It stayed there for quite awhile just taking in its surroundings. I turned my attention to another bird for a second and poof! Off flew the Eagle.
I’m way behind with your blogs as I spent the better part of this week at Baby Girl’s doing school runs, and playing with Littlest while she was swamped with training meetings. I’m home now and beginning to play catch up.
I hope you all have a wonderful week-end. I’ll be catching up with laundry, emails, snail mail, and blogs, and speaking of blogs WP sent me a notice today wishing me a happy 12th Blogversary.12 years! It doesn’t feel that long to me. Thank you all so much for finding my blog, for the comments, conversations, and most of all for the friendships we’ve forged throughout these years. 🥰 Thank you all so much!!
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm| PS CC 23.0.0
more to come…
54 thoughts on “Friday’s Feathered Friends- American Bald Eagle”
Fantastic capture! I love the pose, expression and how sharp it is, along with the great setting!
Thank you so much, Denise! I loved that it landed high enough so some of the snowy mountain tops were in the frame.
What a stunning photo Deborah!! Wow!
Hubby and I were driving home from the lake after New Year’s and spotted 2 eagles eating a dead deer on the side of the road. It was such a surprise! They are such majestic birds, I wasn’t aware they ate deer carcass. 😉
Thank you so much, Jill! Huh! I didn’t know they were scavengers too! You learn something new everyday. 😀
Such a majestic bird! You got a great photo. Happy Blogversary to you!
Thank you so much, Jennie! 😍
You are most welcome, Deborah!
Beautiful capture Deborah. Great you could be there for your daughter. I have finally got two of my grandsons here after 2 years of Covid restrictions.
Thank you so much, Ashley!! Oh, I’m so happy for you and your wife to have your Grandsons there with you! Enjoy every moment and may there be many more in person visits!
Hmm which was more fun Littlest or capturing that eagle. Don’t answer it is a silly question. Happy blogversity. Enjoy Littlest time every chance you get.
LOL! Thanks, John!
Oh Deborah, this is absolutely stunning! Well done, girl!! And Happy Blog-iversary, I’ve loved following you for years, keep up your beautiful work!
Thank you so much, Donna! 😄
Marvelous shot of a majestic bird that evokes a lot of emotions in most Americans. 👏🏻
Thank you so much, Judy!
That Ansel Adams quote above resonates with me as well, Deborah, and what a amazing shot! Congratulations on your anniversary. I just passed 10 years and thought that was forever. 🙂 I hope you get lots done over the weekend but still have time to enjoy being home.
Thank you so much, Janet!
Wow!! Good going! For the bird and for 12 years. So lovely that you could be with your people. All well to you.
Thank you so much, Manja!
At least you got a good shot of this eagle before turning your attention to another one.
Happy dozen years. I suspect only a small percent of people who start a blog continue for that long.
Thank you so much, Steve! I’m surprised it’s been that long. I never thought I’d be sticking with it this long.
People who’ve gone on for as long as we have are persistent or crazy—take your pick.
Spectacular capture, Deborah. You reminded me of the quote by Ansel Adams: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.”
Thank you so much, Rebecca!! I love that quote and have felt that way a few times myself either that I’ve been really, really lucky. 😀
Thank you so much!! 😀
Majestic indeed! Great capture.
12 years that’s an achievement, well done and here’s to many more!
Thank you so much, Brian!! One week at a time has been my thinking since I quickly on gave up trying to post daily early on. 😀
Happy 12th. The time flies when it comes to blogging. Enjoy your weekend, it sounds delightful to me. Your photo is amazing.
Thank you so much, Ally! Time sure has flown by! It’s hard to believe I’ve been posting almost once a week for 12 years!
Beautiful photo, Deborah. So nicely composed!
Happy Anniversary as well. 😊
Thank you so much, Belinda!
Oh, he is magnificent. Your breath must have caught in your throat. I’m glad you got to spend some family time. Hugs on the wing.
Thank you so much, Teagan! It’s always exciting to see a Bald Eagle. Hugs to you too! 😀
Beautiful Picture Deborah! Looking forward to more birding and flowering with you this year. Have a cozy, fun, gentle weekend. 🙂
Thank you so much, Jarlath!! I was hoping you’d be there. I’m looking forward to birding and flowering with you too. I hope you have a lovely week-end! 🥰
We have a tragic lack of Bald Eagles here in the Netherlands. 😦 But! No worries, as the Australians say. We do have a blog in the US that shows fantastic pictures of, among other birds, doors, landscapes and many more, Bald Eagles. Congratulations with the 12the aniversary of your blog, Deborah! Let’s add another 12 years. 🙂
LOL! That was great, thank you so much, Peter!! 😀
These birds are so inspiring. Our young falcon returned this morning, begging for treats. Enjoy your weekend. Happy Anniversary!
How wonderful to have a Falcon coming to yours for treats!!
Thank you so much, Cheryl! Happy week-end to you!
Fantastic photo! I wish I could at least see one of these wonderful birds.
Thank you so much, Pit! I hope you do see one in the wild someday. I always get excited to see them.
What a gorgeous photo of the eagle, Deborah.
Thank you so much, John!
Awesome picture! Must have had great zoom capabilities!:)
Thanks, Josh! Actually it’s only 400mm and never enough reach, but the Eagle landed right above the pond and near the path so I crept up as close as I dared and used a pine tree to help shield me, and I cropped my image a bit.
Does the maker of your camera system sell an extender that would turn your 400mm lens into a longer one?
It does and I have thought about adding it but, never have. It’s a slow lens to begin with and since I shoot a lot in the morning when the light isn’t good stopping down more isn’t ideal and since it’s a cropped sensor camera adding higher ISO adds noise…so I talk myself out of it then forget about it.
Well, with a crop-sensor camera, your 400mm lens is the equivalent of at least 600mm, so that’s already quite an advantage.
That’s a good point!