Bald Eagle coming right at me

Well, not actually right at me.  The Bald Eagle looks as if it were coming at me on this take off but it flew above and to the right of me. I guess wearing the bunny ears worked.  Just kidding.

I love the look on its face.  Great stare.  Not sure what I would have done if it came right at me.

This was taken in Lakewood Ranch, FL.
I used Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L lens.

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HULK: Smash Puny Humans…

Recently, I was out in my garden taking some macro shots of some plants, when I had a visitor.

From out of the bushes came the green monster, the HULK.  He was huge. Look how he towers over the mushrooms.  And he was fast.  I only got off this one image and then he was gone.

Before he jumped away, I heard him mumble, “Ragnarok”.  I Googled this and I see this is where his friend, Thor, lives.  He must be heading his way.

I look forward to the next encounter with the green beast in my backyard garden.

Until then…

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Enjoying Siesta Key Beach sunset

We, myself and my family, are so lucky to live just minutes from one of the best beaches in the US, Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, FL.
I love taking sunset images.  I like it even more when there are a few clouds to add the little extra to the image. Nothing tonight but still great to watch.
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Watching a Bald Eagle family…

I spent the morning watching this family of bald eagles.
I watched as the male left to get food.
And I watched as the female sat above and in front of the next protecting the baby.
Can’t wait to get images of the baby flying.  Stay tuned…
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Bald (Eagle) is Beautiful

I found this proud bald eagle not far from my home in Sarasota, FL.

He is keeping a watchful eye out while his nest with a couple babies is close by.

I love the look and feeling of this image.  Any thoughts?
Taken with Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II L.
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Osprey visits with breakfast

The local Osprey hawk came by this morning with breakfast (a fish). He/she likes to sit on the edge of the roof outside our bedroom.

I wish it wasn’t so cloudy.  This would’ve looked great against a blue sky showing off the feathers.

Image was taken with Canon 70D and Canon 100-400mm L II zoom.

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More Canon lens testing, gator roar…with HDR effect

Doing more testing of my new lens, Canon 100-400mm L II, and loving it.

Here is a gator that visits a few times aweek in the cancel behind our condo.
I love the texture and detail this lens gets.  Very sharp.
Where have you been all my life?  Lol.

I’ve added an HDR effect to bring out the detail in the skin.

This reminds me of a little gator saying:
“It’s not that difficult to tell alligators and crocodiles apart.
One will see you in a while whereas the other will see you later.”

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