Abraham Lincoln said, “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
I truly hope you opt to exercise your civic duty as an American and cast your ballot today. Don’t turn your back just to be burned and then complain about it later. Make your voice heard!
Perhaps my friend here simply didn’t want his picture taken and was trying to get me to point the camera elsewhere? 😉
In truth, this handsome fellow was simply stretching one of his wings, something he did many, many times over a span of three hours. Taking pictures of wildlife can require a lot of patience sometimes and such was the case with this encounter.
Myself and another photographer waited and waited and waited for this guy to take flight and give us some action shots but he was quite content to just sit. In the end, he won and I gave up and headed for home.
Taken 7/28/18 in Longmont, Colorado.
A bit of creative cropping here since I blew the shot and cut off this young one’s wings. You do get a good look at the face and those intimidating talons though. Taken near Longmont, Colorado yesterday.
It is Freedom Friday and today let’s go with this absolutely fantastic creature against those deep, blue Colorado skies. Taken a few weeks ago in Estes Park.
Bald eagles have been a spiritual symbol of Native Americans for hundreds of years. There were variations between tribes as to the eagles’ symbolism but for most it generally represented bravery, wisdom, strength and courage. It was believed that the eagles carried prayers to the Great Spirit.
I don’t know that I could disagree with their beliefs about these majestic raptors.
Freedom flight across Colorado’s infamous blue skies. It’s pretty tough to beat that deep blue above here in the Centennial State. However, when you throw in our nation’s emblem soaring with ease across it, the view just goes over the top. This fantastic bald eagle gave me a nice show this past weekend and makes for a great pic to share for Freedom Friday.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
It was an absolutely awesome surprise to come across him and his mate recently in Estes Park, Colorado. The pair has a nest nearby and while I have occasionally seen them, I had never gotten good pics of them. On Saturday morning I was driving along and I spot one of them on a power pole and the other along a lake’s shoreline. After giving me a couple of fantastic flybys, this one goes and nabs a fish and gives me yet another flight sequence – this time with the fish in its talons and the Rocky Mountains serving as a backdrop. Fantastic!
Quite the look and pose, eh? Somewhat intimidating but in truth, this handsome fellow was just shaking himself off.
He is the male from a mated pair of eagles that hangs out near Longmont, Colorado. I spotted him in their usual favorite spot and while he gave me some nice poses like this one, there never was any real action. Myself and another photographer spent three hours waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
He however was quite content to pose in place, preen, shake and do just about anything except fly. Nevertheless, it was fun to get to spend some time with my absolute favorite form of wildlife.
I was flipping through some older pictures and came across a Bald Eagle launch sequence I had captured back in February 2017. This fantastic raptor was sitting high up on a high tension power line pole keeping watch on a nearby prairie dog colony.
I recall waiting and waiting and waiting for it to do something and was about to give up when it finally decided to take flight. I ended up with a nice, full sequence of images of it. This particular one was one of the first in the series not long after it leapt into action.
Have a great weekend and get out there and see some of all that Mother Nature has to offer!
Well, my last few photo outings have been pretty much duds. Subjects were non-existent or uncooperative or the resulting pics just sucked. So, I am jumping back to Tax Day for this image.
This is the male of my favorite mated pair of eagles. He had just returned from dropping off some nesting material and stopped and posed not long after sunrise.
Temperatures are cooling here in Colorado (finally) and while I am not anxious for the end of summer, it does mean the seasonal Eagles will be returning soon and that makes me happy.