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Mature bald eagle, in flight 2

Mature bald eagle, in flight 2
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-02 18:37
Viewed: 3819
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers. Eagle feathers are lightweight yet extremely strong, hollow yet highly flexible. They protect the bird from the cold as well as the heat of the sun, by trapping layers of air. To maintain its body temperature an eagle simply changes the position of its feathers. While an eagle suns itself on a cold morning, it ruffles and rotates its feathers so that the air pockets are either opened to the air or drawn together to reduce the insulating effect. Feathers also provide waterproofing and protection, and are crucial for flight.
Feather structure makes pliability possible. Overlapping feathers can form a dense covering, which the birds can open or close at will. The bald eagle has several layers of feathers, each serving a different function. Under the outer layer of feathers is an inner layer of down or smaller feathers. The inter locking of feathers is an astonishing design of nature.
The feathers enable eagles to live in extremely cold environments. Eagles do not have to migrate to warmer areas each year to fulfill temperature requirements, they migrate to available food supplies.
A lone eagle feather is believed to convey great power. North American Indians incorporated the eagle's primaries and tail feathers into their ceremonies and legends.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-02 19:05]

Hello Peter,
Another fine eagle shot shown in a wonderful offensive pose and displaying excellent detail and exposure. Super photo!! It is my dream to someday capture such an image of this majestic bird. TFS.

Nice, crisp... you froze this bird perfectly with the higher shutter speed, and still got wonderful focus... very nice shot! - Kelly

Very Crisp !!! Tfs


hello Peter

this one with his flight pose it is more dynamic than the previous one,
shot with fine POV and the way it is framed, superb focus
sharpness and details, excellent luminosity, TFS


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-02 23:54]

Hello Peter

A lovely action shot of this Bald Eaglr. Great detail and eye contact. Good panning.

Best wishes


Hi Peter
even better this one
looking forward to seeing the next!!!

Hi Peter.

I admire sharpen details of this picture. Bravo and TFS.


hello peter
so good sharpness ,it is a Beauty
great details very nice light and beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

great capture, TFS Ori

Excellent view of this classic bird in flight. Perfect clarity.

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