We spotted a lone immature Bald Eagle eagle sitting on a branch above the Mississippi River, and we slowly inched our way into the leafy vegetation to get a clear shot of the bird.
Of course the bird was facing right into the sun, which made a branch-cluttered shot that much more difficult. It looks like the wind was creating a “back-do” for the bird.
The bird was very aware of our approach because it kept turning its head from one side to the other. I photoshopped out a few branches and lightened up the bird image. Now we can see its marvelous profile, sharp beak, and big feet.
And now…waiting expectantly for this nervous bird to take-off, so I could get the perfect shot of flying eagle amidst the color of the fall leaves…
Aaarrrgghhh! Not the shot I pictured. But the tail feathers are nicely in focus!