We went out to photograph the eagle again one night this week. When we got there, it was perched on top of one of the trees surrounding the pond. Within about 10 minutes, I was excited to see its mate make a couple of swoops through the area and then land on the tree with its mate. Eagles mate for life and this couple sat atop the tree for about 45 minutes before on of them moved to another tree.
As is true in many other bird species, the female eagle is larger than the male eagle. From what the park caretakers told us, this couple has a youngster in a nest somewhere nearby.
I was able to test out a Sigma 150-500mm lens on these birds and I love, love, love the lens. I can’t wait to go back and take more photos.
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Nice. If I ever replace my Nikon 80-400mm, this will be high on my list.
I was amazed at how sharp the shots turned out.
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Thanks. I feel very fortunate that I was there at the right time.
Thank you, Judy.
I had a Sigma 500mm lens but it was so heavy that I couldn’t use it properly and sold it. I am glad that you put yours to such good use.
It is fairly heavy and I don’t know if I’ll be able to hand hold it ever, but on a tripod it is great.
It would be the only way for me.
What fantastic shots! You’re definitely putting that new lens to good use!
Thanks. I can’t wait to get out there again. But in this heat, I don’t know that I’m going anywhere outdoors for a while.
I’ve read a lot of blog posts over the past 10 months, this is by far my favorite. Spectacular! Thanks.
Thank you so much, Julie. Your comment made my day.
Wow, what an amazing series Maralee. Lucky you!
Thank you. I feel very fortunate that I was there and was able to capture that moment.
WOW! Great shots. Thank you, love, nia
Thank you, Nia.
Beautiful, sharp captures! Stunning! 🙂
Excellent photos of this couple!
Thank you very much. I love your blog. It inspires me. Thank you.
Thanks,,,, I will enjoy following you too! Where are you located?
I’m in Bend, Oregon. How about you?
Northern Virginia, just south of Washington DC… my son and his wife live north of Seattle……. I’m heading out there in Sept.
Great photos! It is hard to get birds on camera.
Thank you so much. I consider this a very lucky shot. I just happened to have my camera pointed to the one eagle that was sitting in the tree when the other flew up to join it.
P.S. I love you blog. It brings back so many memories of my two trips to Tuscany.