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Don't Mess With This One



Even though this Bald Eagle can't fly and resides in the Greater Vancouver Zoo, the wild instincts remain.

Even though this Bald Eagle can't fly and resides in the Greater Vancouver Zoo, the wild instincts remain.
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31 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 24, 2014
Great shot. Congratulations.
AymanSaadedin
 
AymanSaadedin May 24, 2014
superb! :) well-don
catini
 
catini May 24, 2014
Nice capture, congrats on your feature!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin May 24, 2014
...congrats on your Feature :-)
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 24, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall May 24, 2014
Congrats on your feature...awesome capture!
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos May 24, 2014
Great shot!
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen May 24, 2014
Great capture
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 24, 2014
Great shot! Congratulations on your feature award!
kkat PRO
 
kkat May 24, 2014
Great one! Congratulations!!!
jerzgrl51
 
jerzgrl51 May 24, 2014
Super awesome capture!! Congratulations on your feature!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi May 24, 2014
congratulations. Majestic creature beautifully captured
JDJohnson Premium
 
JDJohnson May 24, 2014
Very nice.. congrats
RRcoleJR_Photography
 
RRcoleJR_Photography May 25, 2014
Congrats on the feature Windy, it's a great image.
carolynstoneking
 
carolynstoneking May 26, 2014
What a beautiful picture
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 28, 2014
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
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salmakhan May 29, 2014
Wonderful photography do you have a youpic profile?upload this into youpic website world best photography place
lindabonskowski
 
lindabonskowski June 01, 2014
Oh, how I LOVE eagles!!! I would die to get a shot like this!!! Beautiful!!!
Tkay
 
Tkay June 02, 2014
Stunning capture!
yvonnemason PRO+
 
yvonnemason June 04, 2014
These birds are my favorite bird. One reason is they are the Bird of the Untied States - they represent our freedom the other is they are so magnificent. This is an excellent shot. Even though he can't fly he still exudes power. This is an excellent shot
billchildress
 
billchildress June 05, 2014
Excellent Shot. Would love to be able to get that close. Guess it is coming time to upgrade my lenses. WOW, what shot. Great job.
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen August 10, 2014
Great capture
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 19, 2014
Great shot of the Bald Eagle
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suzyscenes January 15, 2015
Outstanding photo!
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Kim_George_Brown March 05, 2015
You can almost hear him.
Vitta
 
Vitta April 10, 2015
Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Feature!!!
juliepodell
 
juliepodell July 27, 2015
Up close and amazing!
notbuddha
 
notbuddha August 02, 2015
He's like, "Hey! Keep it down there!" I'm trying to be majestic and stuff!" Haha. Awesome moment you caught! I love the branches too, great job!
CherylG
 
CherylG August 04, 2015
Awesome capture!!!
PhotosByMe
 
PhotosByMe April 22, 2017
Awesome shot! I love Eagles.
DingbatLucy
 
DingbatLucy Oct 04
FANTASTIC!!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove, BC, Canada.
Time
2:40pm
Lighting
Natural lighting from the afternoon sun in spring.
Equipment
Camera: Canon 7D Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with a 2.0x teleconverter Tripod: Manfrotto Flash: No flash
Inspiration
I love to watch the Bald Eagles. There are two injured eagles in this enclosure which can't fly. The viewing area is positioned so that you can see the eagles at eye level. They may not be able to fly, but they still have quite the personality. They seem to enjoy calling attention to themselves with their shrill calls when another bird flies by. That's exactly what this one was doing. I wanted to show people what a majestic bird this really is and a glimpse into the personality of a Bald Eagle.
Editing
A bit in Lightroom. Mostly just adding a bit of contrast and clarity to the RAW image.
In my camera bag
I tend to carry a lens for every occasion in my bag. When I go out shooting, I want to be ready for any situation.
Feedback
Right time, right place. Just show up and quietly observe the eagle through your lens. Be ready to capture their many expressions and personality. Take many images. You can always delete after.

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