Several years ago, a few Bald Eagles took up residence at Merrill Creek Reservoir. They are cherished by the naturalists at MCR and just about enyone else after getting a glimpse of these beautiful creatures. Here, we see an eagle in the nest which, very likely, has eggs to be hatched.
I fired off, probably, 25 shots of this eagle, but this capture was one of the few where he was actually looking straight towards us! I stretched my poor beloved little Olympus E-510 dslr (and the 70-300mm Olympus Zuiko lens I was using) to the limit on this shot, manually adjusting all the settings as best I could in order to get a clear, lit, decent capture. The eagle seen here was easily 80 yards (around 87 Meters). After zooming the lens "on site", then, cropping and processing at home (as carefully as I could to wipe out the noise and distractive branches), I came up with this version. If I had cropped this any more, we probably would have been able to count the pixels in the image!! ;-) So I hope you like this one as it is :-)
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire