I have sat helplessly watching a great image unfold in front of me like an Eagle/Osprey battle or Osprey doing a huge dive for a fish only to be positioned between the sun and the birds...we all know how those images turn out. If the birds would just choose to do what they were doing on the other side of me in the gorgeous light I was set up for I would have much more success as a wildlife photographer.
Why am I writing about this now you might ask? We all know this is what you get when you go in pursuit of wild subjects so what is my point? Well...I got lucky this past week, not once but twice.
This shot was just after sunrise, I seen the Osprey coming directly towards me with the morning sun at my back...now, if only it would dive for a fish when it got close to me...I got very lucky and it dove and come up with a small fish for breakfast.
This magnificent Bald Eagle had been eating a small fish on this log as I approached just as the sun was setting at my back. It seemed oblivious to me approaching and I was able to get within 20 meters before I stopped and snapped off several shots. I paddled slowly away and left it to relax in the fading sunshine.