21 February 2011

Frozen on a Bridge #3




This photos (and the Peregrine previously) where on my second visit of the day to the bridge on Route 5 over near the Yurappu river mouth at Yakumo.

This is probably my last chance for eagle pictures this winter, the numbers have dropped in the last 2 or 3 weeks but there were still 15 or so individuals of both species at the river mouth and also about the same number further upstream.

One thing that can spoil the photos is the overhead wires that crisscross the river...........


Although as this individual got closer it wasn't such a problem..........


I was a little too enthusiastic with the continuous shooting at this point and my camera froze for a couple of crucial seconds to empty the buffer and by the time I could shoot again the chance was gone.......


Oh yeah and I forgot to zoom out there too.........

As you can see here they are a common sight for Yakumo residents........



The weather had improved by this stage............



But it was still bitterly cold and exposed. Most of the time not much was happening, this is a typical scene........


99% of the time they are a little too far away.........





These would have been great shots if I'd been nearer, unfortunately it was impossible to get through the snowfields and drifts to the actual mouth of the river where I could see these 2 adult Stellers and White Tailed Eagles squabbling about something..........




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4 comments:

  1. ok now look, I stayed home today and got a bit of rest, and seeing this post, I'm going back to bed ;-) This and the previous post is just awesome mate.... You got me last year with these splendid eagle shots and you are still this year.. Wow I love that post and I hope you will publish more ;-)

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  2. Thanks Chris, I have one more post, #4 will be up tomorrow some time............

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  3. Spectacular stuff Stu. Only 15 eagles - shame!

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