Friday, March 16, 2012

FLYday - Bald eagle

Bald eagle, adult, Phippsburg Maine

FYday is an homage to what our feathered friends do best, fly.

This post was chosen for the cover of Open Salon as Editor's Pick. It was the fifteenth of my works to be chosen. For the first time, I had two Editor's Picks on the cover at the same time, this one and my previous post which also had eagles. For more please see


  1. Oh how regal. Wonderful image. ~R~

    M. C. S.
    March 16, 2012 09:05 AM

  2. Love to watch eagles and hawks soar... they go for miles with nothing more than the occasional twitch of their wings.

    March 16, 2012 09:34 AM

  3. l'Heure Bleue (OS)March 16, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Glorious. Thank you.

    l'Heure Bleue
    March 16, 2012 09:46 AM

  4. M.C.S., jmaci949 and l'Heure Bleue, thanks for the views, rates and comments. The best part about that image is that I took it from my front deck while wearing my bathrobe. Oh ya! Life can be RRRREEEALLLY good a lot of the time.

  5. Wow, wonderful shot of the majestic eagle, love it!

  6. Kathy Knechtges (OS)March 16, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    what an incredible pic!!

    Kathy Knechtges
    March 16, 2012 10:16 AM

  7. Heidi Banerjee (OS)March 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Robin,have you taken this photo?
    If so,how lucky you are to be able to see such majestic creatures.

    Heidi Banerjee
    March 16, 2012 03:42 PM

  8. Camera Cruise, Kathy and Heidi, thank you very much. Heidi, all of my photographs are taken by me. I've never posted another photographer's work.

  9. Sublime! How many shots did you have to take to get this one?
    I'm jealous. All I get in my neck of woods are muscovy ducks, turkey vultures and grackles. All though I do love grackles.

    Btw, this reminds of that old children's rhyme: "Birdy, birdy in the sky, why you do that in my eye. I'm no baby. I won't cry. I'm just glad that cows don't fly." :)

    March 16, 2012 03:44 PM

  10. Trudge, funny! I've never heard that one. I think I took two shots before the one I used here. But, I've taken thousands of eagle photographs in the past to be ready for this one. Thank you very much for the view, rate and comment.

  11. L in the Southeast (OS)March 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Utterly magnificent!

    L in the Southeast
    March 16, 2012 03:58 PM

  12. Christine Geery (OS)March 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!/r

    Christine Geery
    March 16, 2012 04:01 PM

  13. The first time I went to the Ojibwa reservation in Northern WI, (20 years ago) I was given instructions by elders that it was considered rude to point or yell when you saw an eagle. I began to notice when an eagle soared above us, people would look up and use their chin to indicate an eagle siting.

    March 16, 2012 04:45 PM

  14. Gorgeous picture, as is the one on your previous post.

    March 16, 2012 05:18 PM

  15. Gorgeous photograph, the contrast of sky and eagle is truly beautiful. Inspiring for its enduring strength and sheer staying power in flight. Thank you for posting!

    March 16, 2012 05:52 PM

  16. gracious jane smithie (OS)March 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    stunning, RR. can imagine how amazing it felt to be there.

    gracious jane smithie
    March 16, 2012 06:39 PM

  17. You never fail to impress me with your photos. I grew up in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and would spend long times on my back on the sea wall where there is now a highway marveling at the sea gulls sailing overhead. Flying has always struck me as pure magic.

    Jan Sand
    March 16, 2012 07:02 PM

  18. hyblaean- Julie (OS)March 17, 2012 at 3:48 PM


    hyblaean- Julie
    March 17, 2012 10:44 AM

  19. Algis Kemezys (OS)March 17, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    What a fine image of this bird esp on the cover of OS right now.
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    ............... *•.¸.•* ♥⋆★•❥ Thanx & Smiles (ツ) & ♥ L☼√Ξ ☼ ♥
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    Algis Kemezys
    March 17, 2012 03:26 AM

  20. I once saw a bald eagle like that canoeing along a river in North Carolina. I had seen it as a speck in the sky. Moments later there was a shadow on the water and I looked up to see what you captured on "film". It was breath taking. Thanks and R.

    Rodney Roe
    March 17, 2012 07:10 AM

  21. Also, congratulations on the EP. You're on a roll!
    Rodney Roe
    March 17, 2012 07:13 AM

  22. Very majestic!
    andrew boyd
    March 17, 2012 11:58 AM

  23. STATHI STATHI (OS)March 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Hello Robin,great image..I love eagles and believe I have never seen one..The closest I have come to an eagle is by this image..and thank you for that..I love nature and in my images I try to learn nature..I am writing this because I want to thank you for the image..Now I know how real eagles look like..Best regards...
    March 17, 2012 01:05 PM

  24. Enthralling!

    Frosty Funk
    March 18, 2012 10:11 AM

  25. Great picture. However, in these politically correct times not even the Bald Eagle is protected.

    Joe Zollo
    March 18, 2012 10:42 PM

  26. Great image of a magnificent raptor. Fearless, majestic, beautiful

    Gary Justis
    March 19, 2012 09:10 AM

  27. Congrats for the 15th selection and I can really understand that, as it is a splendid shot Robin!!! All the beauty and majesty of this bird can be seen in your picture!