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Our Own Oregon Eagle

Our Own Oregon Eagle
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-25 12:12
Viewed: 3389
Points: 28
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Hello all! We are home for a few days between trips to Utah and Wyoming....and later to Montana. I've taken a quick look at some of your great photos but haven't much time right now. I'll try to get caught up later.

We have, through the years, tried to photograph bald eagles in all sorts of places but located this one about a mile from our house!!. There is one nesting pair. They were doing the mating ritual of locking talons and free falling. Couldn't catch that as there were too many trees in the way... but managed a few action shots.

I hope spring is pleasant where you are... We've had snow, hail and wind just this week in Oregon! Utah was drought-dry and we survived gale force winds with accompanying dust/sand storms!...strange times!

vanderschelden, Jamesp, NinaM, CeltickRanger, Adanac, earthtraveler, eqshannon, tkp1165, uleko has marked this note useful
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-25 12:26]

Hello Evelynn,
A fantastic ritual with splendid poses. I would have love to see this. Beautiful contrasting colours with the clear blue BG.

Hello Evelynn,
Glad you are back; and there was no unpleasant grizzly meeting. Yes, I'm worried:-).
Weather is more or less okay here, thank you.
I see I can cancel my Airshow this weekend as you provided me an excellent one. Well, the Bald eagle actually:-).
Very good in flights...fantastic moments!
Well done..

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-25 13:08]

Hi Stranger

Hope you had a great trip. Great collage - a variety of excellent poses with good detail and colours. It makes my heart leap when species make a comeback - I have been seeing a Red Kite near my house - at one stage there were only a handful of pairs in the whole UK.


Excellent series of pictures. Nice action and so nearby. Good detail. They work very well in this combination. Nicely done.

I was reviewing some pictures at Detroit Dam the other day and noticed a bald eagle in one of them that I had not seen before. But I was much to far away to record any decent detail on the bird. Gotta get a long focal length lens. :)

Bellissima immagine, eccellente nitidezza e grande ricchezza di dettagli, splendidi colori. Grazie e complimenti.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-25 16:00]

Hello Evelynn, fantastic montage of an eagle in flight, it is superb, I really like it. All these movements, the grace so well captured in superb light, it is stunning. Flying like an eagle, wow! You really show us how fantastic their flight is. Thank you!


hello Evelynn

excellent montage of 4 different great flight pose,
excellent sharpness and details of the subject and his plumage,



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-25 19:59]

Hello Evelynn,
Your home, neat I just wrote you an Email, hope the trip was great. This is a wonderful colage of positions of the eagles in flight. Thank for sharing Evelynn.

Hi Evelynn, Lovely montage of these eagles in some wonderful flight poses. How glorious to witness the mating eagles!
Tfs Richard

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-07 0:00]

Superb acrobatics! Superb shots!
I cannot imagine the skills that it took
to catch the eagle in motion in all those shots.
A fantastic illustration of this amazing mating ritual.
We miss you here.
TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn, great collage of splendid photo with a superb flyng eagle, great quality and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Nice montage Evelynn -- it almost makes this seem like a moving picture. My favorites are the top left and bottom right -- I think either could stand alone, too.

Hi Evelynn
Glade to see your back. These are some great shots of a very amazing bird. I really like all the diffident poses. Lots of detail in these in-flight shots.I still have a lot of trouble with in-flight shots you did very well here. I know its not EZ. As you seen my encounter with the Eagle. I was kind of surprised my self in some of the shots. Because in a little 12 foot bout I move a little and the bout moves alot. Out of 170 pics I got 27 really nice ones. Any way I really like these shots. Great Job!!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-09 15:48]

Well done Evelynn! Great montage of those beautiful shots of the Bald Eagle, very good exposure on all with a perfect blue sky, thanks!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-27 9:33]

Hello Evelynn,
Browsing through your interesting gallery I found this brilliant presentation of the Bald Eagle in flight. It is such a beautiful bird and you demonstrate its acrobatic ability very well here! Great focus and beautiful light. A lovely blue sky too as a background.
Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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