February 8, 2013
Our national emblem gracing the sky
For so long I yearned to see,
And envied those fortunate enough
To see him on the wing, being free.
Well sometimes it just so happens that you are in the right place at the right time. That was the case for me today. I was simply wandering around Washington Park late this afternoon looking for something (really anything) to inspire my photography for the day. I had pretty much resolved that I was going to do a ‘study’ of a tree (close ups, silhouettes, full frames, etc), when I became aware of all sorts of hubbub from the resident birds; they were flying around agitated, making all sorts of noise. It didn’t take long for me to notice a group of people standing around looking up into a tree near the lake. As luck would have it, a bald eagle had decided to visit the park today and was just sitting, pretty as a picture, for us all to admire – right smack dab in the middle of an urban park. While I’ve been fortunate enough to see bald eagles in the wild before, I have never been this close to one. It was spectacular. Needless to say, my day went ‘from zero to hero’ just like that.
I guess the tree that I was going to photograph will just have to wait for another day…