Friday, February 6, 2009

An unlucky outing



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We decided to go to Wabasha Minnesota and take a look for some eagles. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the memo. This is the closest we got.


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When I tried to get a little closer, he took off.


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Oh well, better luck next time.


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I tried sneaking up on the Pileated Woodpecker, but he took off too. It just wasn’t a good day.

32 comments:

  1. Well....I think you got some good shots anyway! Probably not as close as you would have liked, but I hope you had a good road trip anyway!

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  2. Some days are like that, yeah they are! You have a pretty good success ratio though...

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  3. I think just getting this close is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing these with us:)

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  4. That has been my luck since I got my new telephoto, I swear I almost could walk up to the hawks before, not off they go before I even get close.

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  5. lucky you. great shots

    My entry for CC this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

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  6. I think your shots were great! Sometimes the wildlife just knows we're coming! Thank you!

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  7. Those are still great shots considering you were at a distance.

    Those pileated woodpeckers are tricky guys to get good photos of.

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  8. Those woodpeckers are so beautiful. I wish I saw more of them when we're out and about.

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  9. These photos are great. I especially like the shot of the eagle in flight. Fantastic. Have a great weekend.

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  10. looks like great shots to me.

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  11. You got closer than I ever have! I think these pictures are great!

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  12. Well, they aren't chopped liver, Lisa! Still lovely photos.

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  13. btw - your web link on Camera Critters was wrong - you put in a comma instead of a dot between chaos and com. But I knew how to find you!

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  14. Woody was quite the tease that day! Love the eagle shots.

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  15. Lisa - I think your shots are lovely. I long to be out there enjoying this trip with you. So relaxing looking.

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  16. I think you got some gorgeous shots!

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  17. I think the eagle in flight is pretty awesome...and so is the Pileated. Just to be able to see one that close would be AWESOME to me! Great ones!!

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  18. Lisa! That last one is great. No need to get closer. It's perfectly framed.

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  19. Wonderful captures of these great birds.

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  20. It happens sometimes. I am sure you will get those shots you want in the near future. I wish my country offers as much in the area of nature photography!

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  21. I don't know! That's a pretty great shot of the eagle flying away!

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  22. What is it about these big birds, once you turn your car off they are gone! Their instincts are amazing. Nice images all the same.

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  23. I think raptors in general are more like that than most birds. I've never been able to sneak up on one -- of any variety. But man do they ever make a striking silhouette in flight!

    Love that splash of red on the woodpecker. It jumps out of the scene like a flare gun! Sweet shot!

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  24. Are u kidding? those are great! I can't seem to get a good one of an eagle in flight.

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  25. Wow, You got eagle shots too. They are awesome creatures. I was not lucky enough to get a close up of one in flight yet. Only sitting on a branch and flying in a distance.
    Have a great week.

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  26. I think you did quite well, really. Some of my birding days recently have been birdless.

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  27. It's better than nothing ! I don't remember when I saw an eagle last time ! Must have been in another life ! and the woodpecker which lives near our house I can only hear, but never saw it !

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  28. you got some great shots!! the in flight photo is awesome and the woodpecker is beautiful

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  29. Still, they are all lovely! I particularly like the first and the last shots!..and at least you were in the bosom of nature! :)

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  30. Gosh, at least you saw them and got them at all.
    They are wonderful!

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