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Bald Eagle Flight 3

Bald Eagle Flight 3
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), Birds and Nature of BC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-15 0:32
Viewed: 4633
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Note: Bald Eagles are powerful fliers, and also soar on thermal convection currents.

In the wild, Bald Eagles typically live about 20-30 years, but can realize a life span of approximately 50 years. They generally live longer in captivity, up to 60 years.

Bald Eagles normally squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts. They do not make the "eagle scream", usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk, that is sometimes dubbed into films for dramatic effect.
There is a huge tree I found that has a large eagles nest and there is two active eagles in it. I managed today to capture some in flights around this nest, and a few of one guarding the nest like a soldier.
Hope you enjoy them. Next up is some other varieties of birds.
Thanks for any comments and critique.

elefantino, wingle, kjpweb, scottevers7, SelenE, angybone, Debz, CeltickRanger, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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I'll pay for a shot like this!


hi doug
yep this is a great one
really nice sharpness, great eye and good compo

Details nicely presented. Worth a value for this shot. Hope you managed some income out of it.
Best regards,

Hi Doug,
Nice shot of this Bald Eagle in flight! Very good detail overall and you've got the eye in good focus. Excellent composition, exposure, and contrast. Thanks for sharing!

Nice! I like this photo!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-15 6:41]

Hello Doug,
Fantastic photo of this Bald Eagle. The light and details are marvelous. Perfect focus, BG and composition. Very good POV.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-15 9:05]

Hello Doug,
Only one word...Magnificent!
Regards, Dejan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-15 12:11]

Hello Doug

A fantastic shot of this bald eagle.The colours are vivid and the beak and feet really stands out against the brilliant blue sky.The pose is wonderful and you composed it well in the frame.TFS


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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-10-15 13:39]

A classic representation of his majesty! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

Hi Doug,
That is an awesome photograph! Very well composed and framed in this big wingspread. You caught some nice light at a great angle. That blue sky backround really enhances this to the max.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-15 23:25]

Hi Doug,
Beautiful inflight photo of this beautiful eagle. Well done and TFS

Your eagles amaze me...they are the sort of photos that make the viewer gasp and say "wow".
Awesome stuff!

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-16 4:19]

Hi Doug, wow, what a fabulous shot. Great pov and amazing clarity and detail from such a distance. Head and eye very clear and sharp. Looks great against the clear blue sky. Would be great as a poster!

Wow Doug!

This is another excellent in-flight shot of this bird I love! You caught a superb expression, great details and exposure in a perfect composition. This is fantastic! Thanks,

hello Doug

what a great chance you have to shoot in photo this great bird,
i like the pov and the framing of the image,
sharpnes and details are excellent, TFS


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-10-18 9:31]

Hi Doug,
Amazing action shot! Great POV and composition, beautiful clear colours.
Very well done

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-18 13:47]

I don't know how you managed it, but it's perfect!! What a beauty!
Magnificent shot, my friend.
My best regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-19 9:13]

Hahaha ! Yes, me too like Andrea I'd pay for a shot like this ! What can I say, that's the dream of every bird photgrapher ! You did very good my friend ! Congratulations ! Have a good weekend !


Hi Doug,
Almost get shivers seeing these birds, they are so proud and majestic. Beautiful photo, excellent color saturation and POV. TFS

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-10-20 13:29]

Hello Doug,
Having a picture like your's of this bird is one of my dream. congratulations and TFS

Hi Doug, superb view of an eagle in splendid flyng pose, great colors, excellent focus, good sharpness, very well done, have a good sunday, ciao Silvio
PS I don't like writing on photo, are very ugly:)

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