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Damn it's HOT! | by d-lilly ~ on and off for awhile
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Damn it's HOT!

Even tho it was 'hotter than hades' a couple of days last week, I decided to make my trek around the lake to see if anything was happening (with my air conditioning on) always looking for the eagles. As I approached the area where the eagles generally are, I could see what I thought were 3 eagles, the other two were vultures, all trying to stay in the shade of the pine trees. I got out of the car, not a good idea, and started taking shots...as I got closer, I realized as the sweat was running down my face, into my eyes, that this eagle had no intention of flying. I didn't think, if I were an eagle I would want to fly either... so I got back into my car, with the cold air blasting and left him in peace...:)

 

Even tho this is heavily cropped, the sun was high and he was in the shade, I liked his expression and he had just enough light in his eye!... Best seen on black...really!

 

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Taken on July 11, 2012