Sep 06-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 06-05
Smooth landing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-Man
Flying high    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ken Sheibach

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 05:10 am:

Most of us with cameras, think about and dream of getting the perfect shot. Z-Man and Ken Scheibach, both managed to do that with these shots of juvenile bald eagles. Z-Man used a steady hand and a fast finger on the shutter to capture this image of a young eagle just grabbing onto the top of that pine tree. Almost looks like it wouldn't be strong enough to hold such a large creature! Ken snagged the second photo, after watching several birds and patiently waiting. He was rewarded when this immature eagle took off in flight to who knows where. Magnificent birds to observe soaring and floating in the U.P. skies!

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 06:29 am:

Thanks A-Man and Ken, great shots.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 06:33 am:

Ooops! I meant Z-Man. I can't blame it on being up late. When my fingers went a-walkin, they missed the right key. :D

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 07:05 am:

Great shot!

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 07:29 am:

I saw 2 bald eagles here at Lake Erie Metropark in Wayne County this past Saturday.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 07:48 am:

I love eagles...they have to be one of the most magnificant birds. Great pics Z-Man and Ken. Thank you.

Eddyfitz: From the Lake Erie Metropark, take Jefferson west, towards Monroe County. Along the shoreline of Lake Erie, you can spot eagles and their nests. Also, the Huron Flat Rock/Wayne County (where the river is a lake) worth a canoe ride, for spotting eagles. ;)

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 08:36 am:

GREAT pictures!

By T.L. Longpre (Echo) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 10:59 am:

WOW!!!! Amazing pictures of these magnificent creatures - bravo to the photographers!


By Frank Picotte (Frankp) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 12:26 pm:

excellent photography, frankp

By Alice Neilson (Alicevtaca) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 01:14 pm:

Hard to believe these are just children with the magnificient wingspans. Beautiful photos.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 04:02 pm:

z-man got a wonderful shot of the eagle landing. It is a majestic bird!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 06:04 pm:

While my husband and I were driving into
Ishpeming on a back road Sunday morning ,
we saw an eagle overhead. We pulled over to
the side of the road and watched it do loop de
loops for awhile. I've never been that close to
an eagle before. A couple of kids on bikes
pulled over to see what the people with the
Ontario license plates were gawking at. It
really was marvelous, as were the stars and
wildflowers and sunrises of my beloved UP..
Sad to be back in Toronto and missing my
daughter and son.

By Maggie Barta (Mbarta) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 06:11 pm:

A couple of winters ago, we were heading to Copper Harbor for a long weekend of snowmobiling. Just before the intersection of M-26 and M-38, we could see a bird feeding at some road kill. As we got closer, an adult eagle took flight straight towards our truck barely clearing us. What a sight it was! I never thought that I would be that close to an eagle in the wild. Unfortunately, both the kids were asleep and missed the excitement.

By Cindy M. Archibald (Cindymay) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 07:01 pm:

I have a couple of questions for both of our photographers today ... how long is the lens you are using? How close are you to those birds? I have had the enviable opportunity to be able to see a pair of eagles raise their young for about 8 of the last 10 years. (They just happen to have built their nest on the edge of my sister-in-laws property on Otter Lake.) The nest tree is only about 50 - 75 feet from the cottage but I've never gotten a shot as close as one of your's and I have a 75-300 lens for my Minolta 35 mm camera. What the heck is your secret?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 10:55 pm:

It's easier than you might think to spot an eagle in the UP. I usually see one on my monthly summer trips up. In August I found myself scanning the tops of pine trees instead of looking along the roadside for deer as I rode along as a passenger in the car. Sure enough, I saw an eagle perched on the top of a pine on the shoreline north of L'anse. I was able to stop right next to that tree and take video. My digital pics didn't turn out as well. I need a better zoom. It makes me wonder how many eagles I've missed as I'm looking for deer! My family and neighbors in Aura have all seen eagles on our shoreline, which is about 20 feet from our cottage. I'm the only one who has missed that sight!

By The (Zman) on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 10:58 pm:

Cindy May, I am shooting with a 566mm lens setup.
What the heck is your secret? If I told you it would not be a secret no more :-)>

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Sunday, September 11, 2005 - 10:37 am:

Beautiful pics!

By 4WDGreg (4wdgreg) on Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 12:32 pm:

Incredible pictures!

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