Yesterday was another of those days, when it felt very gratifying to bring up the photos on the computer!
This Osprey, I was aware that I shot … so it wasn’t like the little yellow bird the other day … but I didn’t think it would come out sharp at all.
Besides, it’s always a challenge to shoot birds up in the sky because of the lighting and there is really no time to fiddle around with the exposure settings. They never seem to sit still and pose for you 🙂
I was very happy.
We’d driven up on Kingston peninsula. Deep down I was hoping to see Bald Eagles, and I did.
We were driving along a creek, and I always keep my eyes peeled — quite often they’re down there, either to fish or drink water. All of a sudden one appeared before me. He was sitting on a rock in the middle of the stream. Got out of the car and tried to sneak up … what a joke! Have you ever tried to sneak up on an eagle … or any bird for that matter?! The only thing I got was his feet as he lifted. But I’ll always have the image in my mind … as he was sitting there, looking more regal than usual.
I saw many eagles up in the sky … both adults and immature, but they were way too high up for my reach.
I’m a little bit obsessed with bald eagles. Got so excited when I saw him sitting there, not only because I thought I’d get a great shot … it was just the fact that I saw him that close. Guess it has something to do with the way it felt when I kept looking at pictures of them before I moved to Canada. Always thought it was an awe-inspiring bird and realized that I would never get to see one in real life … and here I am! That feeling of awe, when I watch a bald eagle up in the sky, never goes away. Also, of course, it makes me happy that they’re off the threatened species list … that they’re very much alive and kickin’.
It’s a wonderful time of year right now, with the lush green and the blooming trees … before the real heat sets in. Birds are chirping everywhere … nature is so full of life!
So … Happy Friday, bloggeroos … it’s time for breakfast and to see what this day has in store.