About 2 weeks ago my daughter told me about a pair of bald eagles nesting in a tall pine tree in North Fort Myers and only about 8 miles from where I live. She also told me about the live "eagle cam" that shows life in the nest 24/7. "Ozzie and Harriet" moved to that location in late 2006/early 2007 and have raised many offspring there over the years.
In this photo Harriet is about 4 feet away from the nest but still in a position to keep an eye on her 2 chicks. The nest is about 60 feet above the ground.
If you would like to view the eagle cam you can go here:
The website also contains a lot of interesting information about Ozzie and Harriet and their history.
400mm f2.8 lens w/ 2x teleconverter. Cropped original image a little bit.
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Zolive (4570) 2013-02-11 22:33
very nice picture with great sharpness. The eye of eagle is very impressive. I didn't know some eagles live in Florida. Congratulations.
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-02-16 13:20
High quality shot of white head pygargue, Usa animal emblem, superb sharpness, not easy shot to take
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 11:51