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Bald Eagle in flight

Bald  Eagle in flight
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 15:23
Viewed: 3526
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 4
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From my last trip to La Claire.
When an eagle first leaves the ground, it gains altitude by flapping its wings. The flapping motion causes air to flow faster over the top of the wings, and the bird rises.
Sometimes, an eagle is able to take advantage of natural currents of air to help it rise. When wind runs into a hill or a mountain, it is forced upward - and the eagle can go along for the ride. This kind of air current is called a slope updraft.

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Hello Peter,
One of the best sea eagle shots I ever saw.
Absolutely amazing.
The upward wind, the light and the ride...it was all there.
MF at f/7 apparently...experience!

Hello Peter,
Fantastic photo of this Bald Eagle in flight. Your timing was perfect. Sharpness and details are impressive. The details in the head and tail feathers are amazing. Light and colours are also very, very beautiful. And a perfect composition.
High quality!

Hi Peter,

amazing capture, very good sharpness and detail, the BG sky is perfect and no doubt the photo is a result of perfect shutter speed and camera control.
Very impressive, well done.



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