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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stalking a Bald Eagle





Stalking or perhaps I should say 'walking to blend in with the prairie!' ... Can you do that wearing orange??  Haha!  Yes, my family and I spotted this magnificent Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perched in a poplar tree while heading out this morning.  No ... nope, I most definitely did not have my 300mm lens with and since I still haven't won the lottery which would allow me to obtain my dream 600mm lens ... I 'quietly' walked as close as I could with my lil' 85mm lens.  At one point ... that wing started to stretch out and he or she calked it's head but apparently my 'orange' display out on the prairie intrigued this marvellous creature enough that it decided to stay perched!  Or perhaps the Bald Eagle thought I was a geek with a camera, walking funny, wearing orange and was definitely not a threat!  No matter what, after seeing the size of the hook on the end of it's bill and the incredible size of its talons ... WOW!!  

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    1. It would have been sweeter if I had had a bigger lens with me ... :( Ha! That will teach me!

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