Friday, February 17, 2012

I Got Him, I Got Him!!!!

Sorry I haven't been around lately, I am nursing a cold that we seem to keep passing around the house. 
 I feel a bit better today but still stuffed up and now my voice is gone.

I wanted to share my joy with you today.
On my morning drive out to the lake, I spotted that elusive Bald Eagle that I have been trying to get decent photos of.

I turned into a little parking lot, quickly grabbed my camera and to my delight, he landed in one of the trees that surrounded the parking area.

They are so magnificent and just amazing.

Everything about them is so majestic.

The sun was out this morning 

and I think that he was fishing

from high atop the trees,

a great view of the waters all around him.

I think he picked a pretty good spot.
He could see the Lake Michigan, the channel and the smaller lake, a perfect place where all the fish seem to congregate.

I love watching them and I could have sat there all day I think.
Although my sneezing and blowing of my nose might have been a bit distracting. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you next week!



Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! That is awesome. So majestic. Glad you finally "got" him!


Your new boyfriend is beautiful, lol!


Hartwood Roses said...

Doesn't it make your heart beat a little faster when you see a bald eagle? We have a few around here, and I tend to see them in pairs. One flew right across the road in front of me last weekend, carrying something in his talons ... lunch, I presume.

Kat Warren Photography said...

Sorry you've been sick! And isn't it the coolest thing ever to be able to watch and photograph an eagle?! They give me goosebumps every time I see one. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing, and feel better!!!

Kat :)

Finding Home said...

What a great moment for you my friend, thanks for sharing the incredible pictures. Feel better and have a great weekend.

Take care,

Alexis said...

What a neat picture! It's always so exciting when you finally get what you've been hunting after. Thank you for sharing!

Raliegh@ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

There are no birds of prey here so I really think this is exciting and you got alot of good shots as well! Get better soon, Love Ral

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Now that is too cool! So glad you captured him.

tinajo said...

Fantastic - he looks magnificent! :-)

Sandra said...

Wow Michelle! You did get him! Great pictures and not a bunny in sight! Yeah!


Val said...

What a vision of beauty!

beachcomber said...

great shots!! hope you get well soon.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Awesome photos Michelle! How cool to see a bald eagle! Hope you are feeling better real soon sweetie!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is amazing and so beautiful! happy weekend! hope you feel better!

Tricia said...

Great shots, Michelle! Isn't it amazing how big eagles look when they're up there flying around? Hope you have a good weekend and that you feel better soon ♥

Beach House Living said...

Wow! I would love to see one in person. Nice photos.

michele said...

how fun is that! he's beautiful.


Tonya said...

Great job & great pics!! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Jessie Saxton said...

AWESOME! We have a bald eagle that frequently circles the lake in front of the marina I am working at this winter. Unlike you, I have not been able to get a good picture though.

I hope that you feel better soon! You need to start drinking some green tea and taking antioxidants;) Take care of yourself my friend:)


Heaven's Walk said...

Wow! How exciting, Michelle!! He is just beautiful!!! Wasn't it a wonderful day today?? We've seen a baldy around here...just once in a while though. GREAT photos!!! Hope you're feeling better soon. My cold's almost gone. :)

xoxo laurie

Natalie said...

Oh Wow Michelle - how amazing - your super lucky to have caught him on film.... xxx Nat

Tanya said...

Pretty Pictures Michelle! :) I feel like I haven't been around too much this past week either. Feeling like I need a re-charge. Hope you're feeling better soon.

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Michelle- What wonderful pictures. The area where we live is called The Eagles Nest and I have never been able to get any decent photos of them. Of course, I don't any decent photos of ANYTHING...but you sure did! xo Diana

becky said...

Nice shots, Michelle! Yes, he is an awesome guy!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I don't know if it is menopause or what, but I am crying looking at this magnificent beast. No, I don't think it's menopause after all. God's nature is what it is:

STUNNING and CAPTIVATING to the human soul.

Be well dear one. Anita

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Libbie said...

Nice work girl! That would excite me too! When we spot them over the Mississippi we get all excited! Great pics Michelle!!!

Anne said...

Oh Michelle, that first picture took my breath away! I saw my first bald eagles "in person' this last fall and they truly are majestic... thanks for sharing the beauty!

Deborah said...

What a treat that was Michelle!
He is gorgeous, and you got marvelous shots!
How great that you had your camers with you too.
Hope this weekend finds you more rested, voice returned and well on your way to recovery my sweet.

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxooxox said...

Feel better your photos. There's nothing quite like a bald Eagle, you're right, they are just beautiful.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Fabulous shots Michelle! They are truly amazing birds. I have a few shots of one that I got recently. It was chasing an osprey with a fish! I will have to post them so you can see! It was very exciting :)

Anonymous said...

You must have been in heaven sitting there snapping his photo! How wonderful to have captured him on your camera. :-))

Melissah said...

What great photos - not an easy subject - my husband loved them too!
Melissah from Coastal Style

Simple Daisy said...

Oh my gosh!!!
That was amazing!!
You are one lucky girl.
I've only seen one ... one time in my life:) I know they are around here every so often but i've never seen one....:) Lucky!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Hey sweet girl ~
Hope you are feeling
much better. I also
see eagles when I am
driving along the road
from our street to town.
It runs parallel to Lake
Minnetonka and my
daughter and I never
cease to catch our breaths
when we see an Eagle.
Unlike you, I never seem
to have my camera at
the ready. One of these
days I need to just pull
over and park and try
to get THAT shot : ) Yours
are just gorgeous!!!

xx Suzanne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH! And I saw an eagle YESTERDAY being chased by a flock of CROWS!!!! HI THERE MICHELLE DEAR! Yes, what fun would creativity be without being a bit crazy?????

VENTURE OUT with those paints and paint us up an aqua sea dearest...get that Etsy shop fired up!!! LOVE! Anita

reFresh reStyle said...

What a great catch! He looks so proud, thanks for sharing! I hope you're well and had a great weekend!

Seaside Style said...

OMG you are so lucky!beautiful shots! My hubby and son see them here a lot, I never seem to see one! Hope you are feeling better sweetie!

Rose West said...

Oh my goodness, he is so gorgeous! Can't believe you got such a close shot of him!


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