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Bald eagle flyby

It’s been a little while since I posted an #eagle shot. Here is another one of the many I took of this gorgeous one on Colorado’s eastern plains a couple weeks ago. 

Bald eagle flyby in eastern Colorado. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagle flyby in eastern Colorado. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagle soars with the clouds

Another shot of the bald eagle I took so many pictures of last week.  On the last day of my vacation in northeastern Colorado, this majestic bird gave me a picture perfect flyby, as if to bid me farewell.

Bald eagle soars with the clouds. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagle soars with the clouds. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagle soars above the water

Taken this past week at a lake in northeastern Colorado.  Pretty unusual to see eagles here this time of year so I was ecstatic to be able to take pictures of this one across multiple days last week.

Bald eagle soars above the water. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagle soars above the water. © Tony’s Takes

Prepare for takeoff

A bald eagle prepares for launch in eastern Colorado this morning.  It is unusual for bald eagles to stay in Colorado during the summer so I was absolutely ecstatic to find some around a lake we frequent.  Needless to say, I delayed family water sports whenever I saw one of them and could snap pics.  😉  

Prepare for takeoff! (© Tony’s Takes)

Prepare for takeoff! (© Tony’s Takes)

Bald eagle launch image

I am enjoying some much needed R & R with the family but of course have the camera in tow. Much to my surprise – and excitement – I have found some bald eagles hanging out at this lake in northeastern Colorado . Here, one of them launches off of a tree this morning. Much more to come when I return.

A bald eagle launches itself from its roost. (© Tony’s Takes)

A bald eagle launches itself from its roost. (© Tony’s Takes)

Photogenic bald eagles in Longmont, Colorado

Rumor had it there was a pair of bald eagles hanging out near McIntosh Lake in Longmont so I headed that way this morning. Found them right off the bat.

Initially tough shooting conditions with low clouds and having to shoot facing into the sunrise. The female soon left but the male turned around into the sun and then stayed and posed for two hours. I ended up giving up after that and packing it in.

Do wish he had flown off at some point so I could get some action shots but I am not going to complain. 

Aren't I just mahvelous? (© Tony’s Takes)

Aren’t I just mahvelous? (© Tony’s Takes)

Regal young eagle

On the way home today I stopped by an open space area that I rarely visit and decided to take a walk not expecting much out of it. Much to my surprise, there was a young bald eagle perched in a tree.

It was incredibly tolerant of my presence – walked virtually directly underneath it, circled all around. He sat there for an hour letting me snap away. Just amazing!

My only regret… Because I wasn’t expecting to find anything, I didn’t bring my stool or tripod. My arms and legs got very, very tired! 

Regal young eagle. © Tony’s Takes

Regal young eagle. © Tony’s Takes

Bald eagles put on a spring-time air show

After a couple of weeks without much luck getting decent shots of bald eagles despite multiple trips and many miles driven , I was getting frustrated.   Perseverance finally paid off though as I found a pair willing to put on quite a show.  

With a storm rolling in the lighting wasn’t great due to the overcast skies but I am not complaining (too much). 😉

March 26, 2014 - A bald eagle makes a close fly by in Adams County, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

March 26, 2014 – A bald eagle makes a close fly by in Adams County, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

 

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Hanging out with the bald eagles at Cherry Creek State Park

It won’t be long before the bald eagles leave Colorado and head north so I have to take the opportunities when I can.  Back down at Cherry Creek State Park on a very cold morning they were quite compliant with having their photos taken.

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Sunrise and bald eagles at Cherry Creek State Park

The rumors about a bunch of bald eagles at Cherry Creek State Park were too much for me to ignore. Thankfully they were true. A great morning!

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