Extreme Birdwatching in B.C: Bald Eagle

4년 전

A fierce predator, with excellent vision and agility. No mice are safe in its purview. Are you?

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On my trip out west, I noticed this bird perching near the sea, way up in a spruce tree. Luckily with a new camera that has generous optical zoom, I managed to snap these shots. Hope you enjoy.

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A majestic creature for sure. I can't tell if I'm spying on him or he's spying on me. Either way it's a million-mile stare.

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There's no doubt that he saw me and took a keen interest. Luckily I'm not made of fish so we left eachother in peace because of our mutual respect. That's the Canadian way.

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Like most forum lurkers, this bird prefers to watch and learn. Of course, we can't dismiss the symbolism of this bird - the icon of America. However not everyone thought that the bald eagle was the best candidate for America's top bird. I leave you with a quote from Benjamin Franklin:

"I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy."

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Nice photo's! And welcome back!

Great photos. Your camera must be a high quality camera

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Thanks for that, it's actually a Sony Cybershot HX350 which is one of their mid-line cameras - anyone can buy one. I bought it to replace the HX300, which got broken somehow that I can't remember. This baby comes with 50x integrated optical zoom and can go up to 270x. Perfect for spies, birdwatchers and paparazzi.

But macro photos are more my thing.

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Oh that's cool..getting a camera is one of my top priorities right now

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Sent you a Steemdollar towards your new camera @jemimah

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Nice shot of the eagle!

I few years ago, I was looking at the Nikon p900 with 83x optical...

That camera should require NATO clearance. xD

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Skip to 4:15 to see the rings of Saturn!

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That's great, I can't wait to test out the tripod on this thing, go way up the nearest hill and look for celestial bodies, stars and UFOs at full zoom!

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You could probably make decent $$ here with UFO sightings. Steemit loves that shit! xD

Well, I am a fish, though :) And meeting that predator would make me really scared. It would kill an unarmed man for sure. Fortunately it does't attack first.