Thursday, September 24, 2009

Triple Philadelphia Eagle Skywatch


The eagle and lamp strut their stuff in front of a beautiful Philadelphia sky. These are three views of part of the bridge that I was standing on when I took these pictures. The eagle is the national bird of the United States, and Philadelphia was the birthplace of the United States, so images of eagles can be found all over the city. Philadelphia's NFL football team is also called the Eagles.
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41 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic, James! Beautiful clouds and skies and the eagle is perfect!!

Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Sunny said...

These are really super pictures, the eagles are very impressive. I love the plane in the last shot.
Sunny :)

subtorp77 said...

James, awesome sculpture! Looks like the plane in the last shot is gettin' ready to fly right into its mouth! And thanks for the history memory jog! Most folks would've thought Jamestown, VA or Plymouth, MA...HA!

Regina said...

Excellent and superb shots!

Tinsie said...

I must admit, I didn't know this about Philadelphia and the USA. Interesting info and stunning photos, thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

Beautiful skies and fantastic eagle. Have a nice day

Sistertex said...

Cool! In the last photo it looks like the eagle might be thinking about making that plane a bit of his lunch, snap it right out of the sky...nummy. ;)

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Beautiful perspective on that eagle! I also love the airplane in the last photo...it brings the image into present! Beautiful!

Olivier said...

Magnifique (surtout la premiere) et bonne idee de nous faire tourner autour

Cheryl said...

Very nice. Especially like the bottom shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, what a fabulous angle! Amazing shots!
Léia

Julie said...

That is a fascinating light, James. Reminds me of a Hydra. Terrific angle for the first shot!

Woody said...

I was just in Philadelphia last Saturday. Good Photo James!

Carol said...

Great shots of a beautiful sculpture....have you posted a shot of that bridge....

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Diane AZ said...

Great sky pictures. I especially like the texture of the eagle's feathers in the first one.

Photo Cache said...

I'm actually fixated at the lamp post. What lovely design.

Woody said...

James,

I just read your entire blog and checked out the photos. Awesome! Philly is one of my favorite places to visit when I can. I'll be posting more here in the coming weeks on my blog...

Pam said...

Wonderful sculptures of the eagles, James. They look so marvelous against the beautiful blue sky.

Kind regards, Pam :)

Vogon Poet said...

Great, one of your best shot lately. I am not sure which one I like more: it's too easy to say the first?

Eaglesbrother said...

Great shots and beautiful sky.
I am rather partial to Eagles, as my Native name is Eaglesbrother.

Good Job.

Bob
aka Eaglesbrother

Lois said...

They are all so beautiful! Wonderful angles!

Pacey said...

Oh wow, what a nice perspective and subject. Great shots as always James.

ProdigalWife said...

Fabulous photos! The eagle looks like he's going to take off in that third shot!

Lucy the Cat said...

The eagles look so majestic! I love, love the sky. I guess that's why this is a Sky Watch post. :)

Japa - cbanga360 said...

Aa terrific skywatch offering this week. The third frame eagle seems to keep close watch on the plane, but which is not true as the plane is so high above them.

Tufa Girl said...

Really like the first shot the best. I do agree - it does look as if the eagle may have a nice snack in the last shot. Nicely done.

J Bar said...

bold and beautiful
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Thérèse said...

Could not be better found for sky watch!
Did you try to go back at night?

Light and Voices said...

Lovely skywatch post!
Joyce M

Kcalpesh said...

Hey, James, You owe me a latest English Dictionary! I'm falling short on words for praise with every post of yours that I visit! These are just so perfect!

- Pixellicious Photos

Bibi said...

Crisp, cool, and the eagle is ready to soar.

RuneE said...

Monuments and lamps go well together as subject for photo. My favourite is the first one.

magiceye said...

stunning shots and thanks for the philly info

Malyss said...

I like the last because of the small plane that can be seen behind..
eagle is also the symbol of my city!

Hilda said...

Fantastic shots of a very handsome eagle, not matter what angle.

Our university mascot is also an eagle, though a blue one, and our men's basketball team is the Blue Eagles :)

Danton said...

Impressive.

Anya said...

Its a BIG eagle :)
But is beautiful ..
I love the funny lamp !!
The sky is very peaceful.

SandyCarlson said...

Outstanding, James.

Lew said...

Great sky shot! That's a magnificne teagle and unusual lamp. Some great shots of Princeton in the previous post!

slim said...

Very nice! I like the first image best. You really nailed this one.