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Eagling 2015

0600 – It’s still dark when the alarm goes off.  If I can get my feet on the floor I’m fine, but that first step is the hardest,…

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Late summer variety, part 2

I started writing Thursday’s Late Summer Variety, part 1 and realized that I had more photos to share than I thought. More than could fit into a single…

BRENT PENNINGTON An immature Bald Eagle perches over Fords Pond on the morning of 21 April 2013.

Eagles in Spring

It’s an irony not lost on me that, after my eagling expeditions this past winter, where I drive over an hour to the New York boarder and then…

BRENT PENNINGTON An Osprey with a fresh-caught fish is pursued by an adult Bald Eagle, who is in turn harassed by an American Crow in the sky over Lackawanna Lake on the afternoon of 26 April 2013.

And now for something completely different…

  This was about the damndest thing I’ve ever seen, from my kayak outing on Friday afternoon.  It’s hard to see in the version above; click the image…

BRENT PENNINGTON Bald Eagle in flight at Mongaup Falls Reservoir in NY on the afternoon of 09 February 2013.

Notes for my next eagling trip

The goal, naturally, is to create more photos like the one above. And far, far fewer like the one that’ll appear after the break. My last eagling trip…

BRENT PENNINGTON Bald Eagle in flight at Mongaup Falls Reservoir in NY on the afternoon of 09 February 2013.

Eagling: take 2

I spent Saturday afternoon out at Mongaup Falls and on the Plank for what was easily a tie for the best eagling experience I’ve yet had. All I…

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Bald Eagle soars over the Delaware River at Lackawaxen, PA, on the afternoon of 26 January 2013.

Simple Clicks – Flyby

This is a throw-away shot, one that I usually wouldn’t share here.  But it’s also the only in-flight photo I captured the other day.  It isn’t very good…

BRENT PENNINGTON An adult Bald Eagle perches over the Delaware River at Lackawaxen, PA, on the afternoon of 26 January 2013.

Eagles in 2013

It’s been over a year since I’ve had any good photos to share from an eagling expedition; in all of 2012, winter conditions never got cold enough to…

Eagle Painting

Eagle Season Begins

Remember this guy? Hes my mascot for days when I don’t actually see any eagles, but feel that I should have. And this past Saturday was one of…

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Simple Clicks – Bald Eagle (and the power of post-processing)

Just a simple click here, and it’s more about the performance of the Olympus E-M5 than about the Eagle itself.  I shot this several weeks back and sort…

Nest Cams!

It’s the start of nesting season and there are already some awesome nest cams in place and streaming.  I’ve had these open in background windows for the past…

Eagle Painting

A Skunking

Two trips up to the park where the eagles have been hanging out yielded the photo above. Yep, it was a skunking. Saturday morning was cold, and despite…