Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Eagles have Landed

I took my girls out to find an eagles nest which was reportedly only a few miles from my home. I followed a gravel road near the river and while coming around a bend in the road, my daughter yelled out that she could see the nest. Sure enough sitting approximately 50 feet off the ground was a large nest. We stopped and I could see that there was indeed a bald eagle perched on the edge of the nest. I set my camera and began taking shots. I felt I still was not close enough and got out and walked across a small field to the edge of a wooded area. Again I took more shots and then realized that there were 2 eagles. Having my 300mm. telephoto lens at max I still felt that I was not close enough but getting any closer would have put me in the thick of the brush and I would not have gotten a clear shot. I plan on going their more often in the near future and hopefully get some good shots of them in flight closer to where I'm shooting.


Tammy said...

I love this picture! Freedom & Protection, Bold & Strong! A Bald Eagle truely represents what a real American should be in protecting our country and our loved ones!

jennyhendrickson said...