Photo a Day Challenge

Symbol

“It is said the eagle was used as [an American] national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. ‘They are shrieking for Freedom,’ said the patriots.

Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.”

–Maude M. Grant

17 responses

  1. a devine photo of a devine-like creature..in our local Native Indian culture they’d teach us that the Eagle was the symbol of power, strength, peace, leadership, were sacred, wise and noble…they also represented spousal devotion for they mated for life… your photo shows his majectical presense and his beauty…beautifully done.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:43 am

  2. Gorgeous up close!

    May 22, 2012 at 6:49 am

  3. Beautiful shot – and a perfect quote to accompany it.

    May 22, 2012 at 7:34 am

  4. Gorgeous is the right word!

    May 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

  5. thellino

    Magnificient! Love the image and your comment.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

  6. Tammy

    I’m in awe…this is just stunning!

    May 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

  7. Hi Lois,
    Awesome, Beautiful, Stunning! It gives me goose bumps looking at him. Have a great day!

    Sherrie

    May 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

  8. regularman

    What a magnificent bird, and so finely captured.

    May 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  9. Fantastic shot. How did you get so close?

    May 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

  10. Powerful image….especially like all the detail in his feathers….even the white ones on the top of his head where none of them appear to be blown out!

    May 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  11. Incredible focus–the edges of the feathers seem to glow. All in all, regal.

    May 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  12. Outstanding details!!!!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 6:38 am

  13. Amazing close up.
    The detail is incredible.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

  14. Yikes! So very intense. A striking and powerful shot. A fine story I’d never heard.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  15. Fabulous portrait of a majestic bird.
    Eagles have a very special meaning for our family too
    Iris
    inmyworld-2012inphotographs.blogspot.com

    May 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  16. Awesome capture of an awesome bird!

    May 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

  17. Superb capture…majestic

    May 31, 2012 at 2:27 am

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