A nature-focused photographer lately captured a picture of a bald eagle grabbing lunch to-go as he took flight in Connecticut skies.
Doug Gemmell, a resident of South Windsor, went out to Wethersfield Cove inlet on March 8 to snap some pictures of eagles on his Nikon D500 digital camera.
The retired banker has been photographing birds, bugs and nature for the final seven years.
Much of his work is devoted to photographing eagles and Gemmell stated he tries to catch the birds “fishing.”
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“I want to get some action shots and well, that was some action shot,” Gemmell instructed Fox News Digital of the March 8 photograph he took.
“It’s not quite the fish [picture], but it was an interesting photo to say the least.”
Gemmell stated he was posed on a path between the waterway and the Department of Motor Vehicles constructing.
When he noticed the eagle, Gemmell stated, the hen started placing its legs down.
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“That’s a sign they are going to grab something,” Gemmell stated. “I didn’t know it was a pizza until I got home.”
Gemmell stated the juvenile bald eagle, which he estimated to be a year-and-a-half outdated, swooped down and grabbed a slice of pepperoni pizza earlier than being chased by crows that appeared to need the identical piece of the pie.
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Gemmell was capable of seize a shot of the shocking second.
“It’s pretty unique. I don’t know if there’s any other pictures of eagles snatching a pizza,” Gemmell commented.
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“It lends itself to a lot of talk, ‘What’s his favorite pizza?’ ‘Does he like anchovies?’ It’s sort of a funny thing, and I’m glad it’s getting some attention.”
Gemmell’s eagle-with-a-pizza photograph has been featured on information websites — and most lately, Gemmell appeared on an area radio present to talk about the second.
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“The real joy of this whole thing is seeing something I’ve never seen before,” Gemmell stated.
“It’s America’s bird, and it likes pizza,” he added.
“They’re just a beautiful, graceful bird to watch.”
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Gemmell stated he and his spouse, Elizabeth, get pleasure from kayaking collectively and that’s when he often captures a few of his finest work.