After running to grab the camera and stumbling out on the porch I realized it was an EAGLE and he had landed in our field. 'NO CARD' was flashing in the viewfinder and I really needed the bigger lens anyway, so I ran back in to change the lens and grab a card. Isn't that the way it always happens? Another trip out and I found I could use the binoculars too because the eagle was still down in the field somewhere and I couldn't spot him through my camera lens. Another sprint inside and back out again. Finally, he started to rise and, now with the proper viewing / photography gear, I realized I had multiple subjects.
|Taking off from the field|
|As I tried to follow him with the camera, I accidentally captured this image and realized there was a second Eagle!|
After a couple of deep breaths, I realized my subjects were staying awhile and with the temperatures hovering near low 30's I was freezing - no coat and only my slippers to keep my toes warm. My husband quickly fetched my coat and gloves when he saw I would rather freeze than miss a second of this special event. 34 pictures later and I'm giddy with excitement.
|Original, un-cropped image of the 2 pictures above this one.|
Wait, what is that third large bird flying over and around them and what are those strange sounds they're making? No way! A THIRD eagle? HERE? Snap, snap, snap - deep breath - quit jabbing the camera button and 'squeeze' the button.
|Original, un-cropped image of the picture above this one.|