A National Treasure

May 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

It's not very often that we find a treasure in our everyday lives.  So when it presents itself, you better be ready to capture it.

I found our National Treasure (an American Bald Eagle) last week out for some early morning hunting in Moultrie Creek It was a bleak overcast morning, but it didn't deter the Eagle (or the half dozen or so black birds that were pestering him or her, not sure how to tell the difference).  This bird was fast.  Within a matter of seconds it swooped down from a tree above me and snagged this enormous trout.  It was a picture perfect moment.  I would have never guessed it was going to happen.

I'm not positive but I think this is one of the pair that nest toward the mouth of the creek in a tall pine.

Moultrie Creek Eagle

Unfortunately, the light was very low, so I was having to shoot at a high ISO and slower than usual shutter speed all while zoomed out to 200mm.  Most of the shots didn't come out, but I'm happy this one did.  This was my first bird/action photograph.


(PS:  I wouldn't have been able to capture this moment if I didn't have my camera with me.  Always carry your camera.  Never know when it will find you a treasure!)


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