Eagle (Eye)

Yesterday morning, as Motor Man and I finished breakfast, he glanced out the window and saw this:

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An eagle perched on the pilings at the marina. I used the “long lens” to take the picture, and then cropped it. So he wasn’t nearly as close as it appears.

When I uploaded these photos, my first thought about this next one is that it looks as though he’s praying. (For our country, perhaps?)

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I heard a boat approaching from upriver (to my left). The eagle heard it too. I knew he’d soon be taking flight, so I was ready.

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There he goes… (you should be able to click on the picture to check out those talons).

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Streamlined…

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I’m so glad my hubby has an “eagle eye” (sorry, but you were probably expecting that).

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25 responses to “Eagle (Eye)

  1. Perfectly captured…..glad MM had that eagle eye working because these are wonderful shots. We see them around here once in a while and they just take my breath away……….

    Pam

  2. Wow!!!! these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Well, you know me and eagles! Love it. Thanks, JR for letting Dianne know so I could start my day off with a smile.

  4. What great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I see hawks all the time where I live. Such beautiful creatures. Ellie

  5. Love it! No matter how often I see them….I am still in awe!

  6. Aren’t they just the most majestic, beautiful bird. You have the BEST pictures of it. Thanks to you and MM.

  7. You and Motor Man always seem to be in the right place at the right time…and always with an eye out for a great picture!! Lovely way to start the day!

  8. These are fabulous shots Dianna! Awesome!

  9. Majestic! We have one that sits on our pole periodically. So neat.

  10. They are awesome birds! Cool series of shots. We have a family close to us and sometimes see one in the trees above the neighbor’s farm pond. We are always amazed.

  11. so awesome! i am jealous!!

  12. Wow, you captured that perfectly 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Excellent shots!!!

  14. Thank you for sharing these pictures! Magnificent and right in our backyard! Outstanding, worthy of a full page feature article I say!?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  15. I really like a series of good Eagle photos… You don’t see them regularly, and they’re so majestic in flight or perched .. That last photo is awesome ! -Great eye !!

  16. So lucky to get such fabulous pictures! Your hubby does have a great eye.

  17. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Thanks to JR’s eagle eye and your great photo skills, job well done!

  18. I am always weaving all over the road looking for eagles in the trees(safely of course)–you were able to have a quiet breakfast and look out the window! No, I am not jealous…..much. It is a sight to see isn’t it. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Wow, I think that I’ve only ever seen an eagle once in my life. It’s awesome that you live in an area where you can get pictures like these.

  20. What a lovely surprise! Maybe it will come back and visit regularly.

  21. You caught a rare moment in these photos. Fantastic.

  22. Going to have to show this one to my hubby; he loves eagles!

  23. An eagle! Wow. I am insanely jealous!

  24. Hey, we see eagles from our front windows too! Love your photos, as always! ~ Sheila

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