Sunday, April 17, 2011


This is a test.  Hmmm, perhaps Blogger is now playing with Picasa again.  I shot this bald eagle this morning while on my way to the Earth Day celebration at Oscar Scherer State Park.  I drove around a corner and there he was, feasting on a roadkill armadillo.  I couldn't pull over fast enough, believe me.  I started shooting as soon as I got out of the car, but he flew off before I could get too close.  But then I noticed that there were two eagles feasting on the armadillo, and the second one didn't seem to pay me too much mind.  I was able to get within about thirty feet without spooking him, and even walk around to the side where the light was best.  With my long lens, I was able to get right up on him and crop out the road in the background.  Very, very cool.