…morning light is magic…

Bald Eagle from Anahuac

Tried going to Bolivar again on Sunday morning but since it was cloudy and windy, I decided to take the long way home via Anahuac NWR.  Found this juvi Balk Eagle after I left on the road leading to the NWR.  Was driving down the road seeing several raptors sitting on telephone poles.  Saw what I thought was a big vulture but changed my mind when I saw the white head.  Almost locked up the car breaks and came to a quick stop right beside him.  Got one shot off and then he jumped up and launched.  First couple of shots were blurry but got some of them.  Some where cluttered with power lines and had cropped wings since I didn’t have a chance to zoom out so I cropped some of these tighter.  He flew back behind me and landed on another telephone pole.  So instead of sitting in the middle of the road like I was, I did the intelligent thing and backed up down the road to get some more shots.  My first juvi eagle sighting which was very cool.  I’m lovin how many eagle sightings there have been this year in SE Texas.

Taken out the car window with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens.

F6.3, + 1 1/3 exposure compensation, ISO 400

4 responses

  1. That had to have been pretty cool. Good eye to catch this one.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:31 am

    • Thanks David. It was not what I was expecting to see but was thrilled.

      January 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

  2. Awesome find and capture Bald eagles are starting to pop up everywhere lately…

    Dp

    January 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

    • Thanks Dan. I’m lovin all the eagles around here. Beats driving to Llano.

      January 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

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