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Majestic pose

Taken at the Calgary Zoo yesterday when I called in. They really are such magnificent birds of prey. Such amazing feathers! This one was perched at the far back of the enclosure, on a low broken tree stump with a wooden structure behind it, giving the image a rather different look from the more usual blue sky that you see in most photos. This was even taken in low light, so I was very surprised to see it turn out this way, at least in this small size : ) Best thing of all yesterday, though, was the fact that I actually drove home on Deerfoot Trail. In almost 34 years of living in Calgary, I have only ever once driven on it (a different section), and that was by mistake. I've always vowed I would never drive on this major highway. A week ago, though, I again missed a turn off and ended up on Deerfoot, very thankfully heading in the direction I needed! Yesterday, I actually chose to come home that way! Not bad going for someone with a driving phobia, I can tell you, ha!

 

Snowing again today, so a day at home seems more appealing than having to go out. Think I'll go and make a steaming mug of coffee and hope that I can summon up enough self-discipline to back-up at least another handful of photo folders, as I am almost out of space on my hard drive.

 

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bald_eagle/id/ac

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle

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Taken on February 24, 2012