I always am on the watch for eagles on land. It doesn’t happen very often.
This eagle is further down the Tofino Inlet and I do not see her very often. She has a rather large head and thus the name. She is probably the largest eagle I know.
This is a rare shot!
They almost always fly beside you and never at you! The only reason why the Daredevil is doing this,is because he trusts me. I also was using my 300mm.
The light had good contrast strength and as a result good detail on his chest.
Juliette seemed upset with Romeo over something?
These are the two Romeo and Juliette had in 09. I think the one on the left is a male and the one on the right is his sister.
They semi hang around at this time of year. Mom and Dad want to have another year of offspring and they will not tolerate their young being around! I have seen them around(immature) and the parents will tolerate them,but it’s not the rule. I think some parents are more laid back than others!
This guy looks like he’s adjusting himself at the very last millisecond. The fish may be moving and he’s out of position?
I just like how the eye travels down the wings in this shot.
This is a perfect moment and I always try to strive for. I want not only this type,kind of light,but also a willing subject at that right moment!
Light is always in transition. In other words,it is always changing. It may not be changing very much at a given moment when it’s overhead,but when it gets near the horizon. The light changes alot quicker!
Sometimes I’m lucky and get these”Peek A Boo” shots,were you can see it’s eye between the feathers!
Another shot were you can see it’s eye. It’s just shear luck when this happens!
Because my shutter speed was too slow,this “failed” shot actually works!
Kind of looks like a oil painting!
Moe had this Raven chasing him. I do not know why they just don’t turn around and attack it! Maybe out of politeness?
This raven and it’s mate sets up nesting on Morpheus Island each Spring. They do not like Moe and Molly hanging around and they chase them over to Neilson Island.
They have to stay over there for acouple of months.
You can see how they use their tail feathers as a distance measuring device. It helps to tell them how close they are to the water.
I just may try to pan on purpose to see what I can come up with!
Romeo is the only eagle that has a head like a chicken! He has a small head,but a big heart!
Juliette does a fly by her nest, with Romeo looking on.
Many times eagles will travel through another eagles territory. You can also be sure that those eagles are going to greet the invader and make sure that they keep on moving along!
They rarely fight.
My composition was off on this guy,but it was because he was so close! I like the sheen off of it’s tip feathers.
The Miss Karen was coming into the harbour at sunset.
I came across this fellow along the northern shore of Browning Passage. He has a distinctive white shape on his chest.
Romeo caught a fish and was just bringing to his two eaglets.
I got lucky and was able to get a shot of them both in flight.
The two eaglets were up and about being watched by Mom.
I think the male is on the left and his sister is kind of hidden ,to the right.
This fellow and others were jumping off of the 1st St dock at sunset.
You can see the two sets of feathers along the backside of the wing. There are the main feathers along the edge and two sets growing above . They will grow into position in time.
You can see how their tail is used as a means of measuring the distance to the water. The light is also reflecting back up into the underside of the eagle.
One day I will get a shot of an eagle doing this,but it’ll be lake water and very calm .Which will make the reflection perfect! Maybe a sunrise shoot when the wind will be very calm. The only lake around here is Kennedy Lake. I have heard of eagles up there,but I do not know where their nests are? I think I would have to camp up there and figure it out.
I know this fellow and followed him for half a hour . I stayed with him while the sun continued to drop to the horizon.