Thursday, September 21, 2006



Blogger micki said...

chris asked what happened to the grasshopper that was being watched so closely by the toad and frog. Well, when my daughter cleaned out the aquariums the other day, the grasshopper accidentally got away when her sister tried to help out. So it’s out in the yard somewhere.

Took today’s shot at Busch Gardens. I had brought one camera, two lenses and two rolls of film. The second roll I brought was ISO 800 and that’s what I had to shoot the eagles with. I had already finished the ISO 400. I used the fence that kept us from the eagles as a steady for my lens. It seemed like every time I clicked the shutter, some kid (or adult) threw themselves against the fence. Thinking I’d missed the shot, I ended up shooting almost the whole roll. Turns out, I didn’t miss any of them. I’ve got one or two more I’ll post some time in the future.

These eagles have all been injured and are unable to fly, so they are free to move about here in their area at Busch Gardens.
Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Max ISO 800
Shutter Speed - Not recorded
Aperture Setting - Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

8:46 AM  
Anonymous tore said...

That beak is scary. I would have been happy to have a fence between beaky and I.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Love the composition in this photo, very nice image.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Don said...

He is a noble looking bird. A fine shot. I'll look forward to the others.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

great shot...really up closed and nice detail:-))

12:07 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

nice one...just seems a bit weird to see an eagle grounded like that.....8.25/10

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

Lovely shot!!!!!!!!

Don't you just love those around you when you are trying to shoot!

My favorite is when you are setting up a shot, not a person around, and poof just as you snap someone walks right in front of the lens! grrrrr

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Too sad that they cannot fly, a superb shot nonetheless. Very crisp shot, well done!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

powerful !

is it a wild eagle ?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Proud looking bird even if he can’t fly and that’s a good portrait you have of him there. And good news on the grasshopper, disappointment for the amphibians. All happening over there!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous mooch said...

I like this, he's regal but openly glaring. I wouldn't want a peck from that beak....

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Diane - Daily Walks said...

This is such a good shot! The side profile really shows the massive beak (and point!). These birds are incredible; I was just at a similar place that rescues animals that can't go back into their natural habitats. It is sad and yet it allows us to see these creatures up close and personal and reminds us why we need to take care of our environment!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Such a majestic and regal bird. I love this shot Micki!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Man he is a beauty!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

He is a noble looking bird. Great shot Micki. It's great that there is such a place for recuperating/incapacitated birds.

1:27 AM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Eagles are such an amazing bird to look at. Great shot.

2:47 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Nice shot ! Great details !

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Kris [PiXistenZ] said...

Indeed a very handsome and proud bird. Look almost like he's posing for you :-)

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Ricardo said...

It impresses the clearness and the proximity of this photo. Very good. Greetings!

6:38 AM  
Anonymous david said...

excellent shot Micki, and so wonderful to see such a magnificent creature.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Suby said...

I am king of my domain, who dares take a picture of my regal self without my permission? Guards get that person :)


7:23 AM  
Anonymous Al said...

nice capture but what is the line running across the middle?

1:04 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Definitely an unexpected locale for such a majestic creature - all the better to call attention to the magnificence of this bird, even when grounded. What piercing eyes!

6:23 AM  

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