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July 17, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

June 2013

13 comments:

  1. What a majestic bird!

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  2. Gorgeous. Such majestic creatures.

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  3. Spectacular shot. He's a beauty.

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  4. Wow, where did you see that? Awesome pic!

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  5. Thanks, ladies! I shot this from the side of the road when we were in Sequim, Washington last month. We were heading back toward town and saw a group of people pulled off onto the shoulder of the road. They were all looking up toward a cluster of trees. We couldn't tell what they were looking at, but decided to stop and check it out. One of them had a very nice camera on a tripod and it looked like they were all waiting to see something happen. Turns out they were watching this eagle! There was also a nest down lower with at least one young eagle in it. I must've shot 50 photos trying to get one good one! I plan to post a series of these photos once I've had a chance to sort through them. I have a lot which show the tree branches in perfect clarity, but only a handful of the eagle that are worth keeping. It's not easy to focus on something that far away without a tripod!

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  6. Such a noble bird! We found an American Eagle feather once, in Wisconsin, but then were informed we were unable to keep it. Apparently there some huge fine, in the tens of thousands, of you're 'caught' with such a feather; I guess you're automatically suspected of injuring the bird.

    Anyway, I also noted with surprise and wonder that it was from Sequim, Washington, a place totally unfamiliar with me until I came across it in my best-read-of-the-summer The Boys in The Boat. They are the nine boys from the University of Washington who went to the 1936 Olympics...more on that in my review to come lest I write my post here on your lovely blog. ;)

    Thanks for sharing the picture.

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    1. I've heard about that rule/law. I'm glad we weren't prohibited from taking its photo!

      Sequim is a lovely community! Oh, how I'd love to live anywhere in that area...

      Now I have to read The Boys in the Boat. Loved your review, today. I wonder if I should listen to the audio or get the printed version. It sounds wonderful!!

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  7. I had to do the whole mark all as read in Feedly but I had to save this one to tell you how gorgeous gorgeous a shot it is. We saw a few Bald Eagles while in Alaska and maybe even in Yellowstone but never close enough to get a good shot--even with the telephoto. We did see a nest in Colorado this past week, though I'm not convinced it was big enough for one of these guys. Again, beautiful shot Lesley!

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    1. Aw, thanks Trish! I've seen a few Bald Eagles while cruising the San Juan Islands, but never this close. It was an incredible experience. I plan to post more pictures this week. Stay tuned and resist the "read" button in Feedly. ;)

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  8. Wow. All I can say is, Wow.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I pretty much said the same thing when I saw this beautiful bird. More pictures on Wednesday!

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