Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday

This soaring creature was getting a little too close
for comfort...
San Ramon, CA
(7/21/09)

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31 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Impressive!

James said...

Kirigalpoththa took the word right out of my mouth, but I'll say it anyway Impressive!

Sally in WA said...

Gorgeous! Those wings are just magnificent.

Guy D said...

Magnificent inflight shot, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful Skywatch photo! Nature's beauty at its best.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Beauiful in sight in flight here..enlarged he looks so proud- nice capture-

J Bar said...

Great capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bryan said...

was this at 200mm? If so, I've been about this close to one too. It landed on a tree top that was only a few feet taller than me and looked at me curiously before zooming off to do more circles in the sky.

Regina said...

Awesome!

Mamapippa said...

Wow !

Arija said...

Beautiful!

Sharon said...

Birds are so beautiful when they are soaring through the sky!

Pacey said...

Lovely sky and bird. Great for SWF. Happy weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

In this case clsoe is good! You got a great photo!

joo said...

Amazing photo!
Greetings:)
j.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

You are a great photographer, not easy to capture the flying bird. But you captured it so nicely, and it is so beautiful. Well done my friend..

The Laughing Idiot said...

Too close, huh? Doesn't look like it from my perspective - it looks like it was flying just close enough for you to get this outstanding photo.

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Russ said...

Cool! Looks like a vulture?

Kutuharju said...

An excellent bird's eye view... although viewed from below :)

Photo Cache said...

Wonderful shot.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely !! I loved this shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

happyone said...

Such a magnificent bird against the blue sky. Just beautiful!!

Tricia said...

Bee-u-tee-ful!

Have a wonderful weekend

Helge said...

Beautiful foto..

FA said...

Great capture, indeed. However, when these birds start circling you know that they're waiting for something to die.

Your recent posts are showing some of my favorite spots in Calfornia and Washhington.

Mari said...

What a wonderful shot!

Nicole said...

Awesome shot!

Martha in PA said...

What a wonderful shot!

My Skywatch Friday

Naturegirl said...

Great capture! Yes impressive! Hard to get such a good shot of a bird in flight!

Kine said...

Wow! you really have some great pictures in you blog.. love the one by the bridge:)
I will like to follow your blog:)
Have a great weekend!

Tarolino said...

I'm actually green with envy now. I'd love to get such a good photo of a magnificent predator like that. Only I'm always too late when I see a bird of pray just gaping and not clicking.

I am a bit weird I guess but to meet a lynx or a lone wolf close up would just make my day. A bear is where I draw the line. I'd rather not be close to one of them. Still I very much admire the predatorial beasts and spiders too.

Absolutely great shot this one.