About Me

My photo

Anything outdoors!  Tornadoes, eagles, blizzards, or auroras.  If it is in the sky, running through the woods or swimming in the water, I'm there!

Followers

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Driveway eagles taking a bath in 33° water!

The lake of of the houses is on used to be it's own little lake but as the water table has come over the years, the small lake has now become a bay of the big lake. The area that used to be dry land is now a shallow bar extending between two points that is littered with old tree stumps and lots of rocks. While the small lake (bay) is frozen over with about 3.5" of ice, the main lake which is spring fed is nearly 100 feet deep and takes a while to ice over. A pair of our resident eagles take advantage of the stumps to sit and watch the lake for prey but today they did something I had never seem before. They hopped into the 33° water and took baths! Pretty crazy to watch and I was shivering just thinking about how cold that water is. Anyhow, these shots are MAJORLY cropped from a 500mm lens and have had sharpening added as the birds were quite a ways out. Kept 10 out of 92 which could be salvaged for blog use but would be worthless as prints. Enjoy!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket


Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

No comments:

Post a Comment