Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sneaky

I discovered this weekend that you cannot sneak up on an eagle!

45 comments:

RuthieJ said...

WOW Shelley! That's an amazing photo!!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a special capture, I would love to get that close to one.

Cathy Clementz said...

Shell, this is wonderful. It shows an eagle in action instead of just perching on a large limb. I envy you being able to be out and about. We recieved another 12" of snow and the wind is howling, so I am not getting outside for a while. I truly enjoy your photography.

bennie and patsy said...

How exciting to get to take this picture.
Patsy

Carol said...

OMGosh!! you are so lucky to capture this eagle. We don't have them in our area, but there has been one spotted recently along the St. Joseph River, in Elkhart Indiana. I live by the river, but have not been lucky enough to see it.

Vickie said...

But you captured him before he flew! Nice shot. Always fun to see eagles.

HANNIBAL said...

Great capture! Flying directly toward you for the photo is awesome!

Dorothy said...

Shelley, you may not be able to sneak up on one, but at least, you got to see one! Great shot!!

Lynne said...

AMAZING photo Shelley!! It looks like she's coming right for YOU!

Mildred said...

Just fantastic Shelley.

Bird Girl said...

What a great picture!!! Love the wings getting ready for flight!!! I'm so glad you got off a shot before this bird was gone!

NCmountainwoman said...

But sometimes you get a great shot anyway! I loved it.

Craig Glenn said...

HELLO! Eyes like an eagle!!!

What a great photo, Hannibal would be proud!


Craig

Kallen305 said...

Shelley, what an AMAZING photo!!! I too would love to be able to get as close as you did to one.

troutbirder said...

That is a great shot. Sneaking up in my canoe works best for me.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness...you are lucky duck! That is an awesome shot. I'll have to send my mom over to your blog (eagle's are her favorite bird).

Ms. ~K said...

The sight and sound of an eagle makes my heart skip a beat!!!!

We rented an apartment in Valdez, AK for a week (2002) and had 16-20 eagles perching in the trees everyday!!!! Quite a treat for this Southern Girl.

Great shot Shellmo!
Kit

Christy said...

Awesome shot of the eagle. Also I'm glad to report that Bob was very well behaved while visiting the fishing guy. Bob didn't leave his usual mess that he leaves for you. I had to ask and fishing guy told me. I thought it was hilarious when I went to his blog and saw the reference to Bob. Very cute and great plug for you. Yay!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, Marvelous shot of the eagle. Did you take that at the log cabin????

I heard that blizzard warnings are predicted for northern Michigan. Are you still there in your log cabin??? Be careful if you are.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sharon said...

Shelley. Great shot but he looks a little angry.... Just kidding. They are majestic are they not. We live above the river so see them fishing a lot. They still take my breath away. Sharon

Mildred said...

The EAGLES story has been posted just for you!

The Early Birder said...

Awesome, great...FAB.

Deb said...

Seeing the Eagle this close shows just how beautiful he is! Fantastic photo Shelley.

Tina said...

I don't think I realized how huge their feet are..what a fantastic shot!!

Kathiesbirds said...

He looks like he is going to get you instead!

Ms. ~K said...

Shellmo,
My husband is now addicted to your blog too!
He wants to know what kind of camera you have...
If you don't mind, you can email me here:
kitharland@windstream.net
Thx,
Kit

BirdingMaine said...

No, you can not sneak up on an Eagle. It looks like it wants to swoop in and carry you away.

Spectacular shot Shelley!

Willard said...

I'm glad you had an encounter with an eagle, too. Excellent shot.

ramblingwoods.com said...

But you got a really good shot...

Jessica said...

I wish I'd see another eagle again!

Lanny said...

Oh yah, you can not only sneak up on them you can walk boldly under the tree they are in and bang two metal pans together you just need to have a flock of sheep with new lambs and then you could do anything you want, climb the tree and sit next to the darn lamb eater and they won't flinch an eyelash as long as dinner is parading down below!

By the way that really is a great shot.

KathyB. said...

Guess that is where the term "eagle eye" comes from. Whenever a Bald Eagle circles our property the cats, poultry, and wild birds at the feeder freeze. All eyes look up...and wait! Around here we have many, many Bald Eagles and they carry off lambs, not to mention anything small that scurries within their eagle eyes!They are magnificent! And we here in the Pacific Northwest view quite an abundance of them!

Jayne said...

Wow! Just look at him! BRAVO Shelley!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

WOW!I love his eyes! You are something else with that camera!
Beth

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Shell, have you DARED to take a step outside after that eagle photo???

A beautiful and AMAZING photo.

Wild wave, dear friend. I am back among the blog visitors again. :D

Hugs, JJ

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Shell, have you DARED to take a step outside after that eagle photo???

A beautiful and AMAZING photo!!!

Wild wave, dear friend. I am back among the blog visitors again. :D Am having trouble posting this morn. Hope this goes through.

Hugs, JJ

Chris said...

Woooow.... Truly amazing photo!!! I would have already appreciate to see, but this picture is wonderful!!!!

Knatolee said...

I'm glad you didn't manage to sneak up on him, because you got a very dramatic shot.

Hey, I'd be interested in knowing how things go with your Zazzy shop. I would like to try something like that myself (not for photos, so I won't be competing with you! :) )

A couple of diehard birding friends are coming to visit this weekend. I am looking forward to hearing about what they've been seeing. Before they come here, they're going owl-watching on Amherst Island, near Kingston, Ontario. But I digress! :)

Natalie

Abe Lincoln said...

Wow. I'll trade you a sparrow for one bald eagle. Nice photograph. Really nice.

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MuseSwings said...

Beautiful!

Gardener's Garden said...

Wow I think you got a better shot by not sneaking up for the traditional. This one is so alert and ready for you. Great shot!

MicheleRF said...

Looks like you got pretty darn close though! Excellent shot! Bet you were very excited to get this.

Mike and Lizette's Travels and Thoughts said...

Very nice Shelley, action shots are always good to capture.

Mary said...

OH,my! What an amazing shot! Sneaky or not it is wonderful!

Leedra said...

He looks like you might be his next meal! Yikes!

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