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Bald eagle

Bald eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 0:49
Viewed: 3971
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bald Eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on thermal convection currents. It is partially migratory. If its territory has access to water, it remains there year-round, but if it lacks access to water, it migrates to the south or to the coast during winter, in order to obtain food. The Bald Eagle selects migration routes which take advantage of thermals, updrafts, and food resources. During migration, it may ascend in a thermal and then glide down, circle steadily down a stream of thermals, an updraft as it sweeps down against a cliff or other terrain. Migration generally takes place during the daytime, when thermals are produced by the sun.

Bald Eagles normally squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts. They do not make the scream that is found in films; this is usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk, dubbed into films for dramatic effect.

Shooting Date/Time
7/07/2007 20:21:19
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style

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Hola Annick,
Fenomenal y dinámica imagen, bonita pose con gran nitidez, la luz y fondo son agradables, Saludos
José Ramon

selam, Great shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done ! Regards ridvan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-13 1:14]

Hi Annick

Wonderful action shot. The white BG focusses the viewers attention on the bird, whilst the sharp head and eye with blurred wings create a great shot which maintains the sense of movement.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-13 1:22]
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Ha Annick,

Een mooie opname met goede scherpte en details,had het alleen mooier gevonden met een andere achtergrondkleur,maar soms werkt het weer niet echt mee,groet´jes


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-13 1:25]

Hi Annick,
Nice in-flight shot of this beautiful bald eagle. I liked the POV a lot. TFS
Have a nice weekend

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-13 1:27]

Annick, Lovely shot and what a view of the eyes from such a height. Well done and TFS Ganesh

Immagine molto dettagliata nonostante lo sfondo molto chiaro. Complimenti e grazie.

Ciao, Emanuele

hi annick,
lovely capture of the flying bald eagle, perfect focus, very nice pov,liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-13 4:17]

Simply stunning! The details are fabulous, the composition superb, a wonderful capture from start to finish

Hi Annick.
Nice composition across the frame with great detail and exposure. Pin sharp where needed on the head, wonderful

New Zealand

Hello Annick

Great shot! The POV is fantastic and the light on its face is superb. The contrast is excellent and the focus is spot on.


Spot on focus on the the head - nice sense of Motion. Kudos. Cheers, Klaus

hi annick,
i like this one very very much.your perspective,your pov,its really great.
thank you,

Hi Annick,
Very nice capture and PPed with white BG. Excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-13 7:45]

Superb inface inflight shot!TFS Capture!

bonjour annick
c'est dommage que le ciel n'etait pas bleu ce jour là,mais en attendant bonne mise au point sur la tête de l'aigle.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2007-07-13 12:15]

Hello Annick,

Wow! What an impressing POV!!! Great details and excellent exposition in order to see all the feathers... I'm even surprised that you used a -1/3 exposure compensation with a result of a perfect exposition on the "black" bird and getting that so white sky...

Great job and TFS!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-13 20:42]

Hello Annick

Super pose and in flight shot.The POV is amazing.Well done.TFS


Hi Annick

you captured the bird very nice against the white BG, composition great! TFS


Hey Annick,
Beautiful POV, its like your up flying with the eagle almost. Crystal clear photo and the eagle is well shown up against that white BG.
Great photo,

Hi Annick!

The subject rules in the best way here! Great flying portrait!



This is an impressive picture of an impressive bird! I like this great eye contact and beautiful details! You caught nice movement on its wings. They are beautiful bird! Thanks,

Very nice shot with good pov and well composed.

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