ABOUT FACE Tofino Eagles For a large bird Eagles can turn on a dime! Romeo can do that and give you change back! Share this:SharePrintEmailTwitterRedditFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Love the wing span of Romeo. in flight! Wayne, you caught him turning with quick precision. 😎
Thank you Hazel! He is a tricky guy to take pictures of!
You’re welcome! 📸👍🏻
In the top photo, I love that forward wing, how the tips are curved and splayed out and the way you’ve captured his face – just barely peeking over his wing is perfect. It’s a little coy move, like a woman glancing back over one shoulder at the camera. Lovely subtle touch to this image.
And the third image shows Romeo channeling his inner Daredevil in an acrobatic move. Great photos, all four Wayne.
Thank you Babsje! When he moves,he can move with lightening speed!
Truly amazing, Wayne! What incredible birds!
Yes, they are such beautiful creatures!
Thank you for visiting!
I meant to add that it reminds me of a windsurf tack, but in the air. Artistry in motion 🦅🤍
good description Terri!
You captured his process beautifully!
thank you Terri!
What terrific shots, Wayne! They are such amazing birds.
Thank you Terri! I always enjoy getting out and seeing my friends!
They are amazing birds. I love the wing expanse and definition in the top photo. Nature takes my breath away.
and mine as well David! I hope one of them pays a visit soon!
Those are amazing shots, Wayne! Kudos to you and Romeo!
Thank you Audrey! Romeo is the star and I am but a big fan!
I like that, “give you back change.” Poses like the american airforce symbol.
thank you Jane,always love to hear from you!
thank you Martha! He does these amazing turns sometimes!
Romeo is a force of Nature!
Thank you Robbie!
such grace for such a huge bird! Great description Liz!
I love your photos of Romeo. I have quite fallen in love with him and like getting news and action!
next time I see him I will tell him he has a fan Noelle!
Thanks for stopping in!
A beautiful series that shows Romeo’s flight capabilities. You two are old friends. How many years have you been watching him now?
I think we have known each other for 16 years or so?
Yes,when I visit him we both know what the other is thinking!
Beautiful shots so well taken, Wayne. Romeo is too good what a flight.
he is as close to real life magic that I’ve come across Kamal!
You are always welcome Wayne 😊😊
Majestic sure comes to mind, Wayne. Excellent action images of this amazing bird!
thank you Jane and always good to hear from you!
Thanks Adam! Hope the new digs are great!
Which is what worries me when my 12 yr old cat is outside!
no offence meant Jacquie,but why would a eagle want KD when they can have salmon?
When was the last time you ever heard of a eagle taking a cat…for real and not some made up internet stuff. They don’t do stuff like that.
Good to know. I guess I’ve just heard horror stories and don’t want to take a chance with my girl
After reading this,It sounds like your cat would have to be in a really wide open space because an eagle would need that in order to grab something as large as a cat.
Read this to understand better Jacquie
Amazing photos! I love how you’re able to capture clear shots of him when he’s moving so fast. I’ve seen hawks do this maneuver, but I think seeing a bald eagle do it (and photograph it!) is even more amazing.
Thank you Dawn! Years of making mistakes and learning from them is how I was able to get these shots!
The more mistakes you make the better you’ll be.
I agree! 😊
It’s the tips of the feathers that make these photos marvelous. And of course Romeo’s acrobatics. Wonderful, Wayne. Thank you!
those tips you talk about are the so called “Primaries” and there are 6 of them. They are the largest of the feathers.
Thank you, Wayne!
He’s awesome! Great shots too.
He is and I’m so happy I found him years ago! It’s been such an amazing journey for me personally Emma and I’m also very happy to bring you along for the ride!
I am enjoying too!
Spectacular captures Wayne! Eagles are so special and it pains me to to hear that some people kill them. I’ve had a few close encounters that always make my heart skip a beat. I’m so glad you share your encounters with us! 🦅
Yes,I have heard of a deranged person shooting dozens for their feathers! The feathers are worth a lot on the black market for ceremonial head dresses!
Really sad! I know of a rancher near the Canadian border who hates eagles because they allegedly kill her calfs. One would think that the eagles would have easier ways to procure food. I’m glad Romeo has a safe environment to roam in!
considering a new born calf weighs in between 65 and 90 pounds and an eagle weighs in at 9 pounds for the male and 14 pounds for the female I find it hard to believe. If the calf fell over it could crush the eagle.
This individual has a grudge against eagles for some reason?
I don’t know this person personally, only through stories from her friend. Why anyone would hate eagles is beyond me. Fortunately I’ll most likely never have to meet her. People are strange ad getting stranger all the time!
I like that expression, which I’ve never heard before “turn on a dime and give you change back” … these are some incredible moves by Romeo (even if they can’t rival the sideways antics of the Daredevil) and I especially like the “landing gear down and ready to land” shot, though maybe the landing gear and talons are ready to snatch a fish for a snack.
that phrase just came to me and yes he is about to perch in that shot
Well it was clever of you then!
Absolutely stunning photos, Wayne. Most of us don’t see bald eagles as frequently as you, and the acrobatics you captured here are a real treat.
true,not many have friends like mine,but we each make our own beautiful nest………which I hope is coming along just fine for you both?
Yes, our new nest is coming along well, thanks Wayne.
Stunning photos and great description!😁
Thank you, he’s a great study!