Bald Eagle


Patriot (from the World Bird Sanctuary) was extremely cooperative. Very kind, don’t you think? Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sweet Dee Reynolds: “Callin’ me a bird all night… makin’ fun… sayin’ names…”

– Kaitlin Olson – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop


97 thoughts on “Bald Eagle

  1. On one hand I’m all “Oh, how majestic!” but then on the other I’m wigging out and not looking at the screen. Small infant birds scare me. This one’s beak looks like it could eat me whole.

  2. That really is the loveliest photo of an eagle I’ve ever seen, and coming from Philly you know I’ve seen my share. 😉

    Superb work, Inky. Truly superb!!!

    • It’s so cool you mention that, Ms. C…
      Annabelle and I were just talking about that very thing the other day… I can’t remember now how we got on that, but… interesting, isn’t it!

  3. Beautiful portrait. In the traditions of the First Nations People, the eagle is not a symbol of war or bravery, but of Love. Love is the all abiding spirit that is above us. 🙂

  4. This one is awesome SIG
    and what wicked looking bird 🙂
    I really like Patriot for a name
    and it certainly suits his look 🙂

    You have some excellent patience
    there SIG, and have created another
    fine example of your work 🙂 Wicked


    • Thank you so much, sir!
      Agreed! The name seemed very fitting to me as well! Someone was on their game when they thought of that!
      Annabelle and I have made a few visits to this park (and I’ve tried photographing the Bald Eagles before, but really this is about the best one has turned-out so far – a credit to Patriot’s willingness to cooperate with me)!

      • They can sometimes surprise us, I know that my cat, Molly is sitting completely still right up to the moment when I click the camera and then almost every time she has moved 😦 lol It is nice when a project such as yours has rewards such as this, and Patriot was definitely a great study on that day, as the results clearly show 🙂 Excellent…


    • I’m so happy to hear you liked it, Mary… thank you!
      It’s funny… it really didn’t take very long! Usually I can spend an eternity attempting to photographing animals and they just don’t seem to cooperate… must have been my lucky day!

  5. I went to a really nice zoo in Hannover, Germany a few years back. Toward the end of my time there I saw a bald eagle. The first one I had ever seen. It was in a cage. I felt like the Germans had neutered the United States >:-(

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