Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunsets and Eagles

This time of year photography takes on a whole new life. The weather is warming up,so going out is so much more enjoyable.The second BIG change is that the birds are slowly returning north. YEAH!!!

I love going out before sunset,choosing a spot where I will hopefully get some good shots and then waiting for the sun to set.The other day,I was caught a little off guard,as I didn't expect to see much beauty with the setting sun.I scrambled to find a location from which to shoot.

Here is just one of the many photos I got that day.The sunset was amazing.I thought that there were too many clouds,but once again I was proven wrong. Boy was I glad I was out there ready to shoot when that magical moment happened.

A small puddle of water was also catching the glow of the evening sky.

 The time for bald Eagles has come and I enjoy every moment of it.

We see Bald Eagles of all ages come through the Pembina Valley at this time.This low flying bird is an immature. I used to think that all Bald Eagles had the white head and tail,but have learned that they only get the full white head and tail at about 3-4 years of age.


Of course I love getting my lens on a mature Bald Eagle and when they cooperate and fly a little lower that is even better.

I will be back at the valley again soon,hoping for more chances to capture these gorgeous birds and others as well. The Red-tailed Hawks should be pushing through every shortly.

ALL CREATION IS A GLORIOUS GALLERY OF GOD'S HANDIWORK!


26 comments:

  1. YES to the glory of God in these wings and birds and that stunning sunset with all those clouds. spectacular.

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  2. For some reason, the comment I just made disappeared?? I must have done something wrong.. Anyway,
    your sunset picture was awesome. Apparently, there were a lot of beautiful sunsets on, I believe, Monday evening. I have seen some pictures from around here that are so beautiful.

    I enjoy seeing your eagle pictures, especially since we are finally getting some eagles around here. In all my life, this is the first I have ever seen wild Bald Eagles in this area. I think I may have seen my second one this week. I saw a big dark bird flying as I was driving out of our addition and thought it was probably a Turkey Buzzard, since they have just recently returned; however, I then saw a white head.

    Have a beautiful day!

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  3. Beautiful Ruth! And Good Luck with the Hawks!!

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  4. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to catch that sunset. I especially like your puddle reflections.

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  5. The eagle photos are excellent. I really like the sunset photo and the reflections in the pond as well. I wonder if things have warmed up enough for you to get out for some walks? Hope you have a fine weekend. John

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  6. gorgeous, ruth! envious of your eagles, too!

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  7. Nice, seeing the glow on the puddle of water.....a different take on God's awesome beauty. Do the eagles stay around all Spring and Summer? Such splendid beauty....

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  8. "ALL CREATION IS A GLORIOUS GALLERY OF GOD'S HANDIWORK!"


    Amen...

    Makes me wonder what Heaven is like. I bet there are eagles.

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  9. What a beautiful sunset and those eagles are magnificent birds.

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  10. Wonderful in flight captures! I find that a sunset is not very pretty without some clouds. They are what make the beautiful patterns and reflections.

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  11. Love coming here to visit and see your wonderful pictures! Have a great week-end!

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  12. Wonderful to see so many eagles! I'm pleased if I find one :-) Your flying shots are great. I never can get focused quick enough. Love the sunset shot, too! I'm so glad that spring is coming!

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  13. The sunset is fabulous and. You managed great bird shots as well. Good that is warming up now and birds are coming through. Have a lovely weekend

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  14. oooo, look at them soar!! awesome captures!!!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Ruth. You sure did catch a beauty of a sunset. Stunning.

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  16. Your sunset photo is breathtakingly beautiful!! Glad you shared some Eagle shots!!

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  17. I haven't ween any eagles yet this year so I'm glad I get to see your eagles.

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  18. Oh the sunset is just awesome. You just know God had fun painting that one! Great captures of the eagles..I have yet to see one close enough to take a photo of.

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  19. Wow----what can be better than seeing a beautiful sunset AND seeing Eagles??? That is awesome.... I know how happy you are to see some signs of Spring...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Hi Ruth, Just stopping by to wish you a good week ahead and tell you about the eagles I saw on Saturday. I have moved to a new location a bit out of downtown and look out over some of the water of Puget Sound. On Saturday there were two eagles soaring around my neighborhood ... it is great to see them ... we don't see eagles much in the city. I hope these eagles have a nest around here somewhere and give me an opportunity to get some photos. John

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  21. Hi Ruth...I'm still trying to figure out this Google thing...glad I found you! Love your photos...and I see you love Eagles too. Wish I could figure out what all this plus stuff is on the Google site...guess I'm technically challenged;-) haha How've you been? Been keeping you in my prayers...even though I couldn't find you on here.

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  22. Amen Ruth! There is nothing to compare to God's handiwork! What a glorious sunset...and the eagles are majestic!

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  23. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos....

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  24. ...that sunset image...definitely a magical moment in time!!!

    And your eagles....well, Ruth, all I can say is: BEAUTIFUL. Indeed, beautiful.

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