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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Taking Off

This is a photo that I've wanted to post for a while - but there's always so much other exciting stuff to talk about! This is a photo of a bald eagle I took from the Western Prince back in October. On our way to check out K-Pod, we slowed down to check out this eagle just as he was looking around. I just had enough time to pull out my camera before he took off, perhaps in pursuit of a fish he saw near the surface of the water. Did you know from a high perch they can see a small animal up to a mile away? Their eyesight is said to be three times better than ours. And check out those talons!

It seemed an appropriate time to post this "take off" photo, since today I took off from my parents' house in Portland to head back to the island. It was a fun visit and I hope you all had great holiday weekends as well!

When we got back to the island, it was very foggy and almost muggy. It may be a bit rainy tomorrow, but after that the forecast looks good so I can't wait to get out and take some photos. I haven't really had a chance to play with my teleconverter yet, which I bought a few months ago with the idea of focusing on some bird photography this winter. Now that a lot of our winter water birds are here, I think I'll head out and play with using that for getting some close (or at least closer) shots and I'll definitely post my attempts here. Also, coming back to the island with me were a couple of mushroom guides, so look for an upcoming post featuring some more fascinating fungus.

1 comment:

Vickie said...

Great photo. I know you will have fun with your teleconverter. I have thought about getting one many times but haven't done it yet.