Thursday, January 5, 2012

Where Eagles Fly

I took this photo along the Klickitat River last weekend.  One of the (few) pleasures of winter, and spectacular.  I spotted 14 eagles the other day driving along the Columbia River.  There are a few around in the summer season, but the foliage tends to provide enough cover and they are more difficult to see.  This guy was in the process of taking off when I snapped this photo.


Donna T said...

Wow, he is spectacular! I get excited when I see a hawk and can only imagine seeing such an impressive bird in the wild! Will he end up in a painting, Donna?

Donna Van Tuyl said...

Hi Donna T. Big birds somehow elevate us. That is my thinking. This guy was going to take off as I clicked the shutter. What a thrill getting the shot. I am now sure if he will make it into a painting, but anyone is invited to use the photo.

I am working on three new paintings and so will have some work done soon. For some reason this year I am working ahead on ideas and then need to catch up with myself. It is kind of fun. Also I am trying to work bigger, with takes longer. Happy New Year, Donna.

Ida M. Glazier said...

Wow!! I am waiting to catch a good shot of an eagle this spring! They come into the valley when the calves are being born to eat the afterbirths - -the Chamber of commerce has made it into a spector event along hw. 395 if you can imagine that!! Up here where I am, I hope to catch one out with our cows, and get a good shot. This is great!

Donna Van Tuyl said...

Hi Ida. Eagles are so special to see, aren't they. Hope you get a photo. We made several trips before I finally got this photo by accident. We came over and little hill and there he was. Then my camera started acting up on me (my fault) finally I got two photo's, before he flew. It was all a happy accident!