Today, despite the overnight snow and the fog that lingered throughout this cloudy day, we had really good eagle activity! We had some very unique ops like 3 eagles fighting over a fish on the ground, eagles on the ice, a mating ritual in the sky plus many eagle fishing events! There are some really beautiful juvenile eagles here.
A few members left today because of the impending snow storm but 16 in total will be celebrating a great GroupShoot with a MPEG Party tonight at Happy Joe's (Pizza) in downtown Le Claire. We have a private dinner room waiting for us.
There were a lot of smiling faces throughout the GroupShoot as members were getting amazing eagle photography ops for the first time!
The rest of us are headed home tomorrow to beat the snow storm, and of course, we are looking forward to sorting and post-processing THOUSANDS of bald eagle images.
Everyone is looking forward to Winter 2011 for the next MPEG Iowa Eagles GroupShoot!
Here are two images from today. Essentially unprocessed, RAW converted to JPEGs.
Click on the pics to enlarge!
(1) Eagles on the ice
(2) A juvenile shows off his beautiful body!