"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Monday, April 13, 2009


Word's not even in the dictionary, it's so new. Had to go to Wikipedia to make sure it was spelled with two "tees." Outtakes. Funny lookin' thing it is, gets funnier the longer one looks at it. Thing is, it's the word for losers, the ones that didn't make the final cut, didn't make the grade, the extras. With that in mind, here are the photos of eagles that didn't make "The Birds of Halibut Cove."

I don't know what this one is, frankly. Bald eagles look like a lot like golden eagles until they're around three years old. Then they develop the distinctive white head and tail.

The eagles are everywhere in Homer, everywhere one looks, they are perched on something.

Checkin' out the dumpsters for a quick nosh...

Almost always there will be one atop the Salty Dawg Saloon's lighthouse...

This is mostly a photo of a small portion of the small boat harbor, but over on yonder breakwater are dozens of eagles.

Like this....

And there you have them--the outtakes from The Birds of Halibut Cove. Raw, no Picassa make-up, just as they came from a little point and shoot camera.


  1. Amazing how even the extraordinary can seem "almost" ordinary when seen in a crowd. Almost.

    I think all of my fooling around with designs and formats busted your link to my blog. Don't know why it's not updating properly. One of life's smaller mysteries! :)

  2. There are no losers in your eyes, Gully. You make something special out of all God's creatures with your attentive camera and descriptive words.

    Outtakes evolve into takeouts on your vigilant watch.