Featured in Top Shelf Wildlife and Nature Art – December 2, 2009

Eagles are so funny to photograph sometimes, you can drive up and get ready to shoot, then they fly away. Today this one just sat there, I was out of the car, and after a few shots of the same scene I yelled at it, hoping it would fly, uh uh,,,,it was still there after I drove away. Selective coloring in Photoshop CS3
Photographed near Vivian, Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 150-500mm lens
F/6.3; 640sec.; ISO400; 500mm
Hand held


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Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 5 years ago

    What a treasure hon. You are so lucky to spot them, unlike me. Simply gorgeous.

  • I thought of you today hon, as I went down the slippery ditch to get this shot. Lucky me, I did it! thanks for your visit :-)))

    – Vickie Emms

  • MischaC
    MischaCalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely! I saw some of these guys when I was in Washington State and they did exactly what you say, fly away just when you have the shot set up.

  • well most times they fly off, this one didn’t, nor did the previous one I saw a month or so ago, that is so disappointing isn’t it. Thank you for our visit Micsha

    – Vickie Emms

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesalmost 5 years ago

    you are so fortunate to have these ops!! this is a super shot, vic!

  • thank you hon, soon they will all be gone south, but since winter is slow coming (not a complaint believe me) I take all the photos I can, if I have the camera along :-)))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Heather Prince ( Hartkamp )
    Heather Prince...almost 5 years ago

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareealmost 5 years ago

    LOL… typical Vicki if you had wanted him to sit still for more than a minute he would have been off like a shot… Great capture

  • thanks very much Rosemaree, that’s so true, I’ve had it both ways

    – Vickie Emms

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Great luck and capture, Vickie !
    They sit like that for me when I have a wide angle on. lol.

  • Good Stan, let’s see them,,,,,,I was thinking of Teresa as I slid down the ditch in a skiff of snow yesterday,,,,,,lol. thanks for your visit as always my friends

    – Vickie Emms

  • zumi
    zumialmost 5 years ago

    nice capture! what a wonderful bird!

  • thank you zumi

    – Vickie Emms

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend!! They are so majestic!! …fascinating to watch I’m sure!

  • yes, this was yesterday Blair, too bad he wasn’t there as we took you by……glad you like it, I was proud of my hand held shot :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 5 years ago

    A real bonus shot Vickie!! AWESOME capture!!

  • thank you Rosie,,,,,,xox

    – Vickie Emms

  • cara53
    cara53almost 5 years ago

    Great capture sis..

  • thank you sis,,,,,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

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