Our Nation's Majestic Symbol...

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  1. The T
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    Took this photo yesterday morning just before noon while at a customer location at Amelia Island (Nassau County), Florida.

    The tower was about 300 Yards away, the height of the tower is approximately 70 feet.

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    Note the nest in the center of the structure?​
     
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    Wow. :thup:

    Last weekend, we travelled to the Alton/Grafton area on the Mississippi for some eagle watching.
    There were several, but tricky to spot.
    I forgot my Nikon with telephoto, so I held my point-and-shoot up to the binoculars and came up with these LOL.

    The view:

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    Camera and binoculars:

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    Then cropped the image for this:

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    Resourceful critter, isn't she? We see loads of eagles all the time. If you let a small Fifi or a Fluffy outside during the winter, there's a good chance next time you see them will be as a white sploch on your car!
    Best place to watch eagles locally is at the VFW, where they feed them.
     

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    Very cool. Beautiful creatures. I have witnessed them in flight from afar, but never as close as yesterday and perched. I took a couple of others. One shows that it apparently was looking right at me when I snapped it.

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    I have driven backroads where a dozen eagles swirled and swooped at my car as I was driving the dirt/gravel road. They'd circle, land in front, then jump up in the air as I approached. It was incredible, the sort of thing that afterwards, you wonder if it REALLY happened.

    It was along "eagle creek"...where both bald and golden eagles nest, and both were there that day.
     
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    Interesting way to grab one. Good thinking.
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    I wouldn't have ever thought of doing what you did.

    The camera I used was a Kodak 1012IS.

    I had the zoom full tilt.

    I don't travel without a camera. I have a still camera that takes video...and a Panasonic HD Vidcam (that takes stills), and has an 80GB Drive.
     
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    They are very beautiful birds aren't they?
     
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    I got very lucky LOL. Tried it several times but only got one in focus.

    So was that Kodak in digital zoom mode? That's a really shrap image.
     
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    It was all I could do to try to stay steady as I didn't have a tripod with me. I took a few shots...and alot were blurred because of my motion/distance at full digital zoom)...

    I was at a customer's location doing some radio work. I was returning to my service van to get a piece of test equipment as I caught the bird out of the corner of my eye sitting on that cellular antenna panel). So I scrambled to get the camera before it flew away.

    The following is another shot (that isn't blurred like alot of the rest)...what's so cool about this one is that the bird saw me and what I was doing...looked right at me...:cool:

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    Did you take these pictures yourself? I got the wrong pictures. I meant the close up of the eagles. The group and the one by himself.
     
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