Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold (Bald Eagle)

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Bald Eagle, Birds, Commentary, Flight, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Wisconsin River
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The Weekly Photo Challenge is Threshold. For me, the threshold is in a sense the end of the build up to the beginning. Graduation days are widely recognized thresholds. The end of the prelude and particularly its conclusion is a threshold to the 1st movement of an opera. While thresholds can hover before life changing moments, they can also wait patiently like the puppy on the doorstep of Krista’s wonderful photo.

My threshold is not so placid. This photo is of the moment before a bald eagle strikes the water in search of a meal. It is a threshold for both the eagle and the fish that swims unaware of any pending danger just below the surface of the Wisconsin River. Eagle’s are generally successful between 10-20% of each attempt at catching a meal so while this is definitely a threshold it more likely to be a happy one for the fish than the eagle.

Moment Before the Strike

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  7. Wonderful capture. This is very special. I like your interpretation of the theme for this week.

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