Nobody likes it. But I had to dig up the photographs of the eagle I shot in Crete earlier in summer, tamper a little more with the originals and try to make them more presentable. I think the results are better now and so I decided to show them to you again. For all of you who dont know the story behind those photographs, I will tell it again. Early in summer I was in Crete and wanted to visit a place I was dreaming about from my childhood. It is easier to visit it now, as there are some dirt roads cut on the rocks recently, for the benefit of shepherds who have their herds of goats and sheep high up on the mountains. The place I wanted to visit, is a small church, stuck on the rock at the side of the mountain. I had to leave my 4X4 lower at the other side of the mountain, and continue climbing on foot on a narrow goats path. As I turned a bend and was close to the little church, and a little lower, I saw in front of me the eagle you see, feasting on a goat, just killed. I was surprised as much as the magnificent bird was.I was holding the camera in my hands .. and with hands shaking started shooting. I had no time for camera settings etc. so the results were not as good as they should be. This was an opportunity and experience one has once in a lifetime, maybe never but had to thank God for this meeting for this unexpected gift. After I got back to the village, I had to check with the locals, show them the photographs and try to learn what kind of bird it was. I also did some checks on the internet and i m sure this is a kind of golden eagle, there are maybe 5 pairs living in Crete, and one of them is living at the area I took the photographs, on the mountains above my village. I managed to take a few photographs, not of the best quality while the eagle was on the ground, with his talons stuck on the goat, with the 18-55 lens on my Nikon D60, and a couple more as he was taking off and fly away on the side of the mountain. I moved on, climbed up to the little church and then sat on a rock to catch my breath and admire the breath taking view. Then I noticed the eagle and his or her mate, circling above me. I changed lenses and fixed the 70-300 zoom lens on the camera, and tried to take some more photographs. These are the results of my efforts. Hope you don't mind my re posting them.
PS. 2. With this post I will leave you for a few days and I hope I will be back with you again some time next week with new photographs from another area of Greece. Till then be happy all of you.
Υ.Γ. 1. Μπορείτε να δείτε περισσότερες φωτογραφίες από την ιδια περιοχή, τις Μαδάρες κοντά στο χωριό μου, βλέποντας τις παλιότερες αναρτήσεις μου και χρησιμοποιώντας το ευρετήριο στην διπλανή στήλη.
Υ.Γ. 2. Με την ανάρτηση αυτή, θα σας αφίσω για μερικές μέρες. Ελπίζω να μπορέσωμε να τα ξαναπούμε από βδομάδα, με περισσότερες φωτογραφίες από κάποιο άλλο μέρος της Ελλάδας. Νάστε καλά όλοι.