What a great post, Alison. Don’t you just love wildlife refuges. I have been to the Bosque Del Apache, and several others, and it is so great to see so many species of birds in those places. I envy you, seeing all of those Bald Eagles in one place. I own a 500mm lens, and I don’t know what I would do without it. You did pretty well with it, too, as I can see in those great photos.
Thanks Bob. 🙂 Yes, the refuge surpassed all of my expectations! I will be going back when the sandhill cranes pass through and visiting other refuges over the mountains from here when the weather permits. Would love to see some of your photos from Bosque. Will have to go peruse your blog for those which will be a pleasure. Thanks for stopping in.
Wow, I had forgotten how well these predators are equipped with powerful beaks and talons! I’ve seen Bald Eagles here and there, but never up close and never gotten any pictures so I enjoyed seeing yours. Never thought of renting a 500mm lens – definitely something worth looking into.
Thanks Jo Ann. They do have incredible weapons to use don’t they? I rented the lens from Borrowlens.com. I rented the Sigma 50-500mm because it was so reasonable compared to the Canon 500mm for the time I wanted to have it. Good experience so far. Saving for the dream lens now. 🙂
Sue I was dreaming about a 400, now I want a 500. 😉 Fantastic photos, it took more than a good lens to get those shots.
It should read “Sure”.
Hey Gary, thanks for stopping in and commenting and complimenting. I knew you meant “sure”… Lens envy, it is a terrble thing. 🙂
Beautiful pictures! I saw a few of these birds in Alaska, they’re so impressive!
Thanks Calee! Have seen them in Alaska as well and learning that I have access so much closer was a real treat. Thank you for visiting, looking and commenting. Much appreciated. 🙂
Stunning captures! Hope to see one of these someday!
Thank you Susan. I hope you see one yourself soonish. 😉
Allison, OH MY GOSH! These are spectacular! The Bald Eagle is such a majestic bird, you captured it so well in your photos. Always look forward to your posts.
Thank you so much RJ. So happy you enjoyed looking. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and saying such nice things.
Fabulous site and shots. What a great place to live and photograph. I would adore it. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. Yours makes my little blog look a bit sad. Perhaps it will spur me on to greater things knowing such an expert is following.
Thanks for your very kind words Views. Hardly an expert. I would describe myself as an enthusiastic amateur. Loved your blog! All of us are on a journey together. 🙂
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