…morning light is magic…

Bald Eagle at Anahuac NWR

Couldn’t resist heading out to take photos this morning with sun finally coming out while I’m on vacation.  It was a little chilly in Texas at Anahuac NWR with 18 deg temperature and windchill at 0 deg F.  Geared up with some of my winter Yellowstone clothing and got there about 1 hour before sunrise.

Some of the birds around Shoveler’s Pond were hunkered down but the raptors were out in full force as they still have to eat.  Saw a juvi bald eagle flying at a distance, took a few photos and followed him towards the woodlot.  Rounded a corner and spooked 2 other juvi bald eagles that were sitting on the fence line.  Didn’t see them until they took off.

Captured this one as he was looking up while playing with the other eagle.  They were too close to get a decent shot of both of them in the frame together.

1/8000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, 700mm (R3 + 500F4 + 1.4X), handheld out my car window

6 responses

  1. Connie McNabb

    Fabulous!!!  Anahuac never fails to reveal something!

    Connie McNabb DVM Photos For A Cause cc.phototx@gmail.com http://www.ccphototx.com 832 888 1007

    December 24, 2022 at 7:23 am

  2. Diane

    Tim, the colors, which you captured on that young eagle, are exquisite. I never realized they look like that as I only see them too high above me for their colors to show! I am grateful to have these opportunities to learn from your excellent photography!! Thanks for sharing, and for all you do to bring us nature’s wonders.

    December 24, 2022 at 8:51 am

  3. Nice photo! Thank goodness for stabilization, the shivering was well hidden, haha.

    December 24, 2022 at 10:53 pm

  4. Thank you very much Diane! Greatly appreciated as always.

    December 31, 2022 at 10:39 am

  5. Thank you very much Lea! Helps that my seat heaters were cranked up.

    December 31, 2022 at 10:40 am

  6. Thank you very much Connie!

    January 2, 2023 at 9:04 am

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