No, not of slinghshots or knives. This is 'off topic' Photography is an old hobby of mine, probably the oldest. My grandfather put his old Pentax ME SLR in my hands when I was about 10 and I never put it down. I used to put considerable time into shooting photos. Of course as the necessities of life creep up on you, some things must take a back seat to others. I still enjoy photography, but don't do near as much as I used to do. For awhile, my wife and I even worked on the side as wedding photographers, something I would never, ever, ever, ever do again . But, I still like to drag the camera out from time to time. Looking at some of the great photos on this board by folks like Antraxx has been making me think a bit more about my old hobby. I know some pine for the golden days of photography past with film, chemicals and dark rooms. I enjoyed my time then, but I have embraced the opportunities of the digital age. I believe I would have been shooting even more back in the day if I didn't have to worry about film costs. I just felt like sharing a few photos for those who are interested. I took this set of photos on a cruise to Alaska several years ago. As we pulled in to Juneau, the ship's lateral thrusters were stirring up a bunch of silt in the water, causing the fish to move closer to the surface. The bald eagles that populate the area have come to recognize this opportunity and converge on the ships as they begin to dock. I had my camera and went to the top deck of the ship to watch this. I began taking shot after shot of these beautiful birds of prey in flight. This was a one of a kind experience. I counted 6 eagles that day. I thought you might enjoy them. These are my favorites of the group. You'll recognize the first photo as my site avatar: My personal favorite is #2, the look of the eagle's face, the beautiful coloration and even the texture of the feathers. The low clouds and the dark browns and greens on the steep hillside provided a perfect background. Stunning. I felt privileged to witness this display of natural beauty and power.