The Pacific Monthly Volume 14

The Pacific Monthly Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... wings and feet were still 'eal'. It required over three weeks longer for the wing feathers to gain strength, and the feet to grow powerful enough for the birds to handle their heavy bodies. Our work at the eagle's nest illustrates well the necessity of a good series of lenses when one is photographing in the tree tops. The camera was fastened in a crotch in the adjoining tree, twenty feet from the nest, where it could not be moved 1' or'ward or back. By adjusting the wideangle lens, we could get a view of the nest and surrounding limbs, and at the same time have a depth of focus that showed the outline of the valley lying far below. Finley and Bohlrnan on the way up to the aerie of the golden eagle. For such a trip they wear hunting coats. in the large pockets of which thev can store necessary provisions, ropes, etc. Cameras and other equipment are strapped to their backs. Finley and Bohlman at the foot of the eagle's tree. after a day's tramp through the mountains. with a heavy camera equipment. Young sparrow hawk, caught resting on the fence post, just after leaving the nest in the hol low sycamore. to avoid man as the most dangerous of animals. Thc moment one speaks of climbing to an eaglc's aerie the average person gets an idea of a harrowing tale of the photographer hanging to a cliff or the top of a tree, with the old eagle clawing out pound chunks at every swoop. But it is extremely rare for an eagle to possess the mad fierce Young birds at this age are readily tamed. Experience has not yet taught them ness pictured and magnified by sensational story-tellers. When we first scrambled over the bowlders of the canyon up toward the nest, I saw the old eagle slip quietly from her eggs and skim out met the mountain...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802985
  • 9781236802989