Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16/365 Eagles looking at the moon

Obviously I'm eagle-obsessed.  Actually, I just like this time of the year and the fact that the eagles are giving me something new to photograph.

I went with my family to Clarksville, Missouri today thinking that it was "Eagle Days"- I had the wrong weekend.  So we drove 2 hours there, saw a few eagles, headed across the river to Illinois and ended up back in Alton.  Of course, we saw eagles the whole time we were driving along the road in the morning.  They slowed down in the afternoon and started to pick back up when it was closer to evening.

This shot happens to be my favorite of the day.  I can't believe that two eagles were sitting on this branch and the moon was in the background!  Oh how I wish I had a better zoom lens to have gotten a little closer to them!  Anyway, they stayed put for a long time and I got several pictures of these two eagles and other eagles from today also.  If you like this one, check out my others at eagle photos on flickr.

EXIF info: Canon T2i, 100mm f2.8 Tokina lens, 1/640th sec, ISO 200, flash off, RAW.


  1. OMG that is so cool! I like how the eagles are above the moon and how the tree draws the eyes to both the moon and the birds. I'm enjoying your eagle quests photos. Nicely done.
    PS how are the injuries?

  2. Thanks- It was pretty fun!
    I'm very very sore in my arms, I guess from where I tried to catch myself. It feels like I have been lifting weights or something.
    My left shoulder is "out of whack" and hurts. I have a huge bruise under my left knee and it hurts when I walk.
    Obviously, I'm ok enough to get around, but I am sore. Oh well, it was worth it!

  3. Ah the hazzards of photography:) Sorry you're still hurting but I'm glad you feel it was worth it. I'm still chuckling. Don't forget to take a picture of your bruise.

  4. Beautiful..I like how the one guy looks like he's watching the moon. Maybe making a wish. If the shoulder doesn't feel better soon, please see a dr. I need you on 100% duty right now.