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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 pm

I should know better! But this time of year the eagles and bighorn sheep are scarce. So what happens? I spot a bald eagle on a rock across the river, first time I've seen that particular sight. Probably too small for any impact in this fanciful composition, but here it is nonetheless. The other birds harassing it are American Magpies. #2 is massively cropped. Note the large amount of bird poo on the rock, indicating it is a popular fishing or resting spot - yet I've never spotted anyone there before today :oops:
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Post by minniev » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:19 pm

Well you sure dressed him up in his Sunday clothes! Great artistic creation in fierce colors, you did the eagle and the magpie both proud, not to mention the gnarly tree.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 pm

Fanciful but enjoyable none the less Linda....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 am

LindaShorey wrote:I should know better! But this time of year the eagles and bighorn sheep are scarce. So what happens? I spot a bald eagle on a rock across the river, first time I've seen that particular sight. Probably too small for any impact in this fanciful composition, but here it is nonetheless. The other birds harassing it are American Magpies. #2 is massively cropped. Note the large amount of bird poo on the rock, indicating it is a popular fishing or resting spot - yet I've never spotted anyone there before today :oops:


Lovely autumn shot, Linda. The best photos are often those we never take but always remember. In the second, I see an elephant's trunk emerging behind the rock and birds. Now, wouldn't that be a howdy-do. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:48 am

It's a lovely picture regardless. (Y)
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks everyone. Matt's suggestion of an elephant trunk has me checking all corners now :D
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Post by donolea » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:14 am

Great shot Linda! I've never seen a bald eagle in the wild, let alone have the opportunity to photograph one ... I'm jealous.

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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:38 pm

donolea wrote:Great shot Linda! I've never seen a bald eagle in the wild, let alone have the opportunity to photograph one ... I'm jealous.


Thank you, Don! Great to see you here. I've been so fortunate to follow a bald eagle nest for five summers. Twins all years but one, when triplets - all successfully fledged. It never gets old, even though I do, lol.
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Post by donolea » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:43 pm

Thanks Linda, Minnie told me about Steve's project the other day and sent me the link, so I joined on Tuesday. I'm still not able to post any photos yet, though.

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Post by rmalarz » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:09 am

Nice catch, Linda.
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