Sunday, April 17, 2011

Testing


This is a test.  Hmmm, perhaps Blogger is now playing with Picasa again.  I shot this bald eagle this morning while on my way to the Earth Day celebration at Oscar Scherer State Park.  I drove around a corner and there he was, feasting on a roadkill armadillo.  I couldn't pull over fast enough, believe me.  I started shooting as soon as I got out of the car, but he flew off before I could get too close.  But then I noticed that there were two eagles feasting on the armadillo, and the second one didn't seem to pay me too much mind.  I was able to get within about thirty feet without spooking him, and even walk around to the side where the light was best.  With my long lens, I was able to get right up on him and crop out the road in the background.  Very, very cool.

6 comments:

sakilov said...

Ha ha, i almost died of a heart attack, because i was scanning your blog and only read at first "I shot this bald eagle this morning…" !!! I feel better now that i read the rest ;-) !
Thanks for your great blog too.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Isn't Roadkill Armadillo one of WFMU's spotlight bands of the week?

Excellent shot, albeit grisly!

Oracle said...

Ernie. we are calling you. email me.

SRQ said...

Sweet capture. What great timing to encounter that! That eagle must've been hungry to continue eating without paying attention to you.

Idem said...

Hah, took me a while to realize you were talking about photography.

trashmaster46 said...

Wow. Nice shot.