Harriet (as in "Ozzie and Harriet") moves from one branch to another one to be a little bit closer to her 2 babies that are in the nest, which is not in this photo but to the right of the branch she's about to land on. The pair of bald eagles have been nesting in this same location for the last 6 years or so and have raised 8 or 9 offspring during that time.
If you look closely at the tree trunk on the right edge of the photo you can see some black straps on the tree. The straps are holding a camera in place that is monitoring the nest 24/7.
If you are interested in seeing the activity in the nest you can go to:
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens w/ 2x teleconverter.
P.S. If everything goes as planned I will be uploading my 500th photo to TE tomorrow.
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jadesgran (3259) 2013-02-27 21:21
Wow! What a superb photo.
You must be jolly pleased with this, and quite rightly so.
s4sayan (98) 2013-02-28 2:05
This is just wow !!!
The moment, the framing, the colors, the sharpness...just perfect. Kudos.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 8 GB
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-27 16:53