Wonderful Day Mediocre Performance

I spent most of the day outdoors. Fortunate to observe and photograph eagles most of the day. The eagles behavior was unusual. At one nest the female not wanting to leave the nest when the male came in to swap out. That pair with eaglets that you can not see yet but know they are there. The female feeding the tiniest of bites.

In the afternoon spending time at another nest where the sitting eagle kept looking for the mate to arrive. Flying out repeatedly obviously looking for relief. Which finally arrived after five hours. I still feel blessed to watch them regardless of my success or failure at capturing them with the camera. A couple times watching eagles drop from high in the clouds my guess from 1,000 feet to ground level in seconds. Fascinating !

My performance as a photographer was poor at best. A day where I was not or could not get in good position. The light all day was great but harsh. Felt like I did a poor job of capturing the wonders as I saw them. In a way that was a good thing. It means I must work harder, continue to adjust and attempt to improve.

About mid ways in this post is a leucistic robin that has been around Barkley Dam. This is the second leucistic robin I have seen. So leucism in robins most not be all that unusual…

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2 Responses to Wonderful Day Mediocre Performance

  1. I’d say you had a great day. I’ve only seen an eagle sitting still twice and I’ve never seen a robin that looked like that!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      It was a great day observing wise. That robin is cool looking. My capture rate was awful for the day. Way too many misses…

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