I do not know this eagle ,but caught him going after a fish.
The funny thing is that his grip slipped when he hit the fish and that made the fish launch up into the air! Not only did it launch up into the air,but it actually arced over top of the eagle and almost came down onto his head! I’d never in a thousand years be able to get something so bizarre again!
Once again I wasn’t paying as close attention as I should of been to my shutter speed! Romeo was traveling faster than I thought.
It still works as a Abstract.(good old abstracts !)
I don’t know if this is Moe or Maggie? The Ravens were nesting over on Morpheus island and chase poor old Moe and his mate away all the time. Eagles will eat their eggs if they get the chance.
However,if their food is steady and plentiful.I see no reason why they would?
After the nesting for the Ravens was over(2 months at most),the Ravens took off and Moe/Maggie resumed their perch trees on Morpheus Island.
I shot this at sunset and found Rod Palm at the window seat of his ferry. This ferry use to work in Vancouver.
Rod put this Ferry up onto the Strawberry island and is using it as accommodation. He has a beautiful spot in Clayoquot Sound.
Rod is also our local whale expert. Jim Darling is also a Cetacean expert,but does not live here year round like Rod.
Whenever I come across a sighting of something interesting,I always send it along to Rod. He keeps records of all the animal sightings.
I caught her coming in on a fish. I like Deadman Island because the sun hits it very nicely . All the other eagles nests I know are in shade. They have the only one in golden sunshine when the sun gets low. Thats the trick. When the sun gets low! Thats the best light!
Another shot of a eagle jumping. You have to remember that I’m holding my lense on him all the time,in order to get him jumping. When your in a boat thats moving with the wind and tide,it doesn’t take long until my arms are numb from blood draining. Usually they seem to jump when I drop my arms to rest!
I went out to the Lighthouse and hung around until the sun set. The cloud structure and he type of light was excellent. The violet shade is a rare colour to find for sure.
The ocean was heaving and it was hard to keep the lens steady!