Wednesday morning I finished my walk along the Potomac, put the top down on the car, and started north toward old town Alexandria. I looked over on the edge of the Belle Haven Country Club, and saw this magnificent Bald Eagle in a tree. At the next safe opportunity I made a U-turn, found my way safely off the side of the road in a no-parking zone, grabbed the camera that I keep in the cup holder between the seats and walked across the wet grass taking one shot after another. Mr. or Ms. Eagle looked north, looked south, then shook and jumped into the air. I had to remind myself as the bird flew through the trees to just keep shooting. In the end over 30 shots in probably 10 seconds. A quick encounter, maybe some of the best images of the year. I was in the right place at the right time, but more than that I was ready with the camera with the long lens on it, easy to grab, I stopped, and I somehow reminded myself to keep pressing the shutter. Life is like that, when opportunity presents itself, you need to be ready, you need to take action, and you need to remember to keep pressing the button.