Over the weekend I got a chance to get away to Berry College in Rome, GA to check out the eagle's nest over there.
This was a very bad day for me photographically speaking. First, I was meeting a friend at Little River Falls to ride over to Rome, GA. I got to the falls early in time to run down and take a few shots. I got down there with my camera and tripod in perfect lighting only to realize that I had thrown my new lens adapter in the bag with no tripod plate on it, so I had no way to mount the camera to the tripod. So, I tried my best handheld leaning against rails and rocks to stabilize my camera. How did that work, you ask? I have no idea, I accidentally deleted those images when I got back home.
When we got to Berry College, there was almost no action from the eagles the entire time I was there. And when mom did fly from the nest to another branch I missed every single shot I tried to get of here. The shots I did take of her perched I ended up deleting because there were branches across her face.
The only bright point of the day was this bluebird that stopped by the bluebird house for literally about 3 seconds. This was the one shot I was ready for all day. I'm ok with that, though...at least I came away with one. ;)
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If you are a regular reader you know I am a huge bluebird fan, so this being the only shot I really got all day was good with me. This ole boy had a big, honkin' cricket, too.
This image was made with my Sony A77 II and Tamron 150-600mm Lens. This was one of the rare occasions I was hand holding and not using a tripod.