What a day!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PGB, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Today I took the day off from work and the forum to get some much needed relaxation. I went to Guntersville Dam to see if I could get some Eagles.
    I must say that they are the most magnificent creatures I have ever seen. I shot 2 gigs worth of pics and I am so looking forward to sharing them with everyone.

    I've been pretty stressed at work lately and just had to take a day to myself. I'm so glad I did and glad that Flew told me about this Bald Eagle nest.

    I'll post the pics later when I get them transfered.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    That sounds great Patrick! I've been toying with the idea of calling in "sick" tomorrow. I NEED to go shooting!

    Can't wait to see your pics.
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    I have to say that it really helped me to cope with what I've been working on. Plus, to see Eagles at play was just awesome. After I arrived at the dam about 5 other photographers and birders showed up too. We all were jumping up and down so excited. This was my first time actually spotting and shooting Eagles. I felt like my son when he gets a new toy. I just hope they turned out as good on the pc as they looked on the d2h.

    I can't wait to share them!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Patrick,

    Glad to hear it..

    My daughter says " I took a mental Health day".. Might be something to that.

    Your day sounds great, can't wait to see the pics. I love Eagles. Never see one yet in the wild.

    Harry chases them away and tells them when I'm coming. :>))))

    Cheers
    Gale
     
  5. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Gale,

    This was my first time seeing them in the wild. To be so close to them was spectacular. I wish I could explain in words the feeling of watching these creatures. I was so excited the first time one of the adults flew into the area of the nest I forgot all about taking its picture! Then I remembered and went to town. This could be a once in a lifetime event as you never know if they will be back next year or where they will nest.

    Unfortunatly these will probably be gone within the next week. I hope I can get back out there before the move on. I definately recommend that you go and search for some and don't get them spooked. You will be so happy you did. I was in tears at the beauty of these. I never knew how much fun and excitement this hobby would be. I wish I had found it in high school or earlier. I have much more appreciation of the wild than I did in my younger days.

    Cheers,
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Hurry with the pics :!:

    I can't wait. I'm going into birdie withdrawal. The life you save might be mine.... :D

    Frank
     
  7. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    I ditto everything that Frank wrote. Hurry with the pics :!: :!:

    Gaye
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Patrick,

    I am afraid I would be so excited , I would forget to shoot, and just gaze at the wonder. :>))

    Cheers
    Gale
     
  9. OK already, where are they. Looking forward to your post.
     
  10. CraigH.

    CraigH.

    354
    Feb 1, 2005
    Northen NJ
    DITTO
     
  11. Quit teasing! Show us the money!

    It has to be better then what I got yesterday which amounted to an eagkly high up in a fur 400 feet or so, one can see it has a white head :)

    andreas
     
  12. gho

    gho

    Feb 7, 2005
    California
    Patrick, your work here is much appreicated! You deserve a day off!
     
  13. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    There is a thread in the bird forum of my eagle shots!!!

    I am so excited!