Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sky King

Flaps down and ready for landing...

...he's master of his domain.
A few more shots from the encounter I had about six weeks ago with a bald eagle, which I posted here. Not perfectly focused, but I was totally surprised and things moved quickly. Had not seen him before or since.

20 comments:

James said...

I love it. What great photos!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Raf! Those are such fantastic shots! Absolutely beautiful! Wow!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Eagles are cliche, ... but also my favorite bird. They stand alone.

B Squared said...

I've only seen two in flight and never with my camera. You are very fortunate.

Olivier said...

la première photo est vraiment magnifique, bravo

the first picture is really beautiful, bravo

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, Raf. I seldom catch them in flight and when I do they are going the other way. Sky King is a perfect title. MB

Linnea W said...

What a majestic looking creature! I see them sometimes around Washington Park in Anacortes. They always take my breath away! Happy Skywatching...

magiceye said...

great captures!

Chuck Pefley said...

Very nice, Raf. I see you're shivering and suffering like the rest of us in the beautiful Pacific NW. I have heard rumors of spring being on the agenda, just waylaid.

Bibi said...

Wonder if this is the fellow I see occasionally in Gig Harbor when I'm back there... I caught him once perched waaaay up in a tree devouring a fish.

CJ said...

Amazing birds. Amazing photos.

joo said...

Wonerful bird, so proud, real king!

Jim said...

I am dying to see one of those live. Great shots.

alice said...

Unbelievable! You can be proud for having been ready to shot, Raf!

gogouci said...

Awesome and majestic!!!

Arija said...

I have just had a photographic feast wandering on your blog.
Magical photos, love the eagle landing. Do you fly yourself?

Jill said...

Oh, one of my favorite shows as a kid! And this 'king' must have been a thrill to see.

John said...

Very well captured,Raf.

Have a nice weekend.

Oz Girl said...

What magnificent shots of your eagle! I know what you mean... sometimes it is hard to get that camera focused fast enough!!

Mary Helen said...

I love eagles!! I have never gotten this close to one...but I'm always looking for them. Beautiful