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American Bald Eagle



"I'm pissed-off, I'm angry and I've not had a good day, and if you keep poking that lens in my face, my day's gonna get a whole lot better"!...
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"I'm pissed-off, I'm angry and I've not had a good day, and if you keep poking that lens in my face, my day's gonna get a whole lot better"!
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151 Comments | Report
rg6guy
 
rg6guy May 01, 2014
WOW! Just awesome!!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN May 03, 2014
Thank you. :-) Very much appreciated.
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography June 29, 2014
fantastic detail !!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN July 05, 2014
Thank you Anne; I think it was all an act but I was shitting meself (excuse language) even though he was tethered! :-) I'd have loved him to be free though... This and many hundreds of other birds of prey native or foreign to our shores, are cared for by The Hawk Conservancy Trust here in the UK... their breeding record and dedication to some of the planets most endangered and persecuted birds, is wonderful.
OUTTHERE
 
OUTTHERE July 10, 2014
extraordinary!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 10, 2014
WOW!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 10, 2014
WOOWIE !! :):)
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer August 10, 2014
Great shot.
PHOTOHAPPY
 
PHOTOHAPPY August 10, 2014
wow awesome shot!
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 10, 2014
congratulations on your feature
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 10, 2014
Superb close-up. Congratulations on being Featured.
jj07957
 
jj07957 August 10, 2014
He is stuning, you've captured his mood perfectly, truly amazing shot :D
stephenholdsworth
 
stephenholdsworth August 10, 2014
WOW! Thank you Cheers Steve :)
lindawilliams_5852
 
lindawilliams_5852 August 10, 2014
WOW!! What an amazing shot, FANTASTIC11
catini
 
catini August 10, 2014
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz August 10, 2014
Great capture even though he was tethered. Congrats on the feature.
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 10, 2014
Excellent capture.Congrats!
kreinr
 
kreinr August 10, 2014
wicked
SKEagle
 
SKEagle August 10, 2014
Awesome shot! That's one very angry eagle!
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale August 10, 2014
Superb!
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman August 10, 2014
Absolutely magnificent shot!!!! Congrats!
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751
 
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751 August 10, 2014
This is amazing.
kesdarwin
 
kesdarwin August 10, 2014
Awesome!!! If looks could kill! :-)
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 10, 2014
Congrats!! ")
cynthiabroomfield Premium
 
cynthiabroomfield August 10, 2014
Awesome capture!!!
avimiaaz
 
avimiaaz August 10, 2014
Magnificent snap! Your story about him is just icing on the cake! Well done and congrats on Featured Photo!
billytaylorphotography PRO
 
billytaylorphotography August 10, 2014
In a different class!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 10, 2014
Big Congrats !!! :):)
ianshearsmith
 
ianshearsmith August 10, 2014
Ooooh its the shot we all want eh Tim, well done mate, simply superb, love it, love it,love it!!!!!, Ian.
ashotinthedark
 
ashotinthedark August 10, 2014
Great comment, amazing photo
Pianobev
 
Pianobev August 10, 2014
What an awesome shot! Well done!
nixxy_strange
 
nixxy_strange August 10, 2014
This is beautiful!
paulmullin
 
paulmullin August 10, 2014
Outstanding! Congratulations ;)
Nalmashat89
 
Nalmashat89 August 10, 2014
fantastic!!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN August 10, 2014
I have tried to reply to each of you who've left such kind comments, but if I didn't, forgive me! I am totally baffled as to being 'featured' when there are so many of you who deserve the accolade so much more than me! But a sincere 'Thank You' to you all.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud August 10, 2014
Congrats on your Feature.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 10, 2014
stunning shot ! Congratulations !
GreylineCreative
 
GreylineCreative August 10, 2014
That's just absolutely rad.
brendachildersmerritt PRO+
 
brendachildersmerritt August 10, 2014
He looks so intimidating! Great Shot!
WyoGalPhotography
 
WyoGalPhotography August 10, 2014
Amazing!! Congrats of feature!!
cookieallen
 
cookieallen August 10, 2014
gorgeous!!!
CherylG
 
CherylG August 10, 2014
Incredible capture!!! Congrats on the feature & well deserved!!! :))
RominaItalia
 
RominaItalia August 10, 2014
Amazing!
debralucy
 
debralucy August 10, 2014
Love it!
JoseRobles
 
JoseRobles August 11, 2014
Sensacional!!!!
ltj
 
ltj August 11, 2014
CONGRATS, on a Great pose, A real bad ass
RolandRuttenPhotography
 
RolandRuttenPhotography August 11, 2014
Wow! Awesome shot! Great lighting!
bbk
 
bbk August 11, 2014
Amazing closeup shot.Captured awesome clarity and a fantastic expression and colors.Congrats on feature photo.Well done!!!
lynettevanrensburg
 
lynettevanrensburg August 11, 2014
Stunning!!!!
cbetts
 
cbetts August 11, 2014
Perfect. The best I've seen. Congrats. Carrol
vojce PRO
 
vojce August 11, 2014
fantastic shot,bravo
heathersommer
 
heathersommer August 11, 2014
beautiful!
pamelainob
 
pamelainob August 11, 2014
This is beautiful! Great Capture!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN August 11, 2014
Thank you all. I am simply 'blown-away' by all your such kind comments and remarks. I'm truly humbled to be featured and to receive such kind words. I wish I were half as good a photographer as you lot though!
TammyN
 
TammyN August 11, 2014
Awesome!!! Love the caption, too :)
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn August 11, 2014
Wonderful reserve. Great opportunity for amazing captures Educate me... Are bald eagles or golden eagles indigenous to the UK?
changezi
 
changezi August 12, 2014
nice
William_Doyle Premium
 
William_Doyle August 12, 2014
Fantastic image. That Eagle looks like he is ready to rumble. That face just seems like he is saying "lunch".
sofiavercesi
 
sofiavercesi August 12, 2014
beautiful
joecas
 
joecas August 12, 2014
Soo awesome !!Congrats!
Cobble-Art PRO+
 
Cobble-Art August 12, 2014
He is glorious! Wonderfully captured, it's not often that you are able to get that up close and personal.
Rtist4u
 
Rtist4u August 13, 2014
Wow-that's amazing. What a really GOOD shot! In focus, even :) !
Sharma2001
 
Sharma2001 August 15, 2014
Nice click....
wheelerdealer PRO+
 
wheelerdealer August 15, 2014
Goosebumps.
Behind-the-scenesbyDory
 
Behind-the-scenesbyDory August 17, 2014
Awesome!
ayarrow
 
ayarrow August 19, 2014
glorious
PennyWinn
 
PennyWinn August 22, 2014
Amazing shot
orlandodelbert
 
orlandodelbert August 23, 2014
This has to be one of the best photos on here. Great job!
arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins September 02, 2014
One of the best photographs of an eagle I have ever or will ever see
billtowers
 
billtowers September 11, 2014
They are a great bird, and you have captured him perfectly, great photo. We have a wedge tail eagle here that is similar shape but no white feathers on the head, it is still a magnificent bird to watch soaring along the tops of escarpments in the middle of Australia.
arthurhenn
 
arthurhenn September 11, 2014
Majestic!
Retinalive
 
Retinalive September 21, 2014
Angry bird 😁
rushgirl67 Premium
 
rushgirl67 September 22, 2014
Intense.
NormaJDaveyPhotography
 
NormaJDaveyPhotography September 25, 2014
Absolutely amazing!
JoseV
 
JoseV October 17, 2014
An awesome shot. In the line of sight.
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS October 20, 2014
nice work,great idea,creativity/hard work is showing off
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia October 23, 2014
seems not very friendly but, nice!
scouse007
 
scouse007 October 25, 2014
Brilliant photo's like the way you caught them too...
Picture-It-All
 
Picture-It-All October 25, 2014
To cover all the beautiful things about this capture all I can say is, PERFECTION! A well deserved congrats on being one of the finalists in the Natural Light Photo contest.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 25, 2014
Wow! Now that's an eagle on a mission. Bravo, amazing!
scottdonschikowski
 
scottdonschikowski October 25, 2014
holy cow!
janland PRO+
 
janland October 27, 2014
Fantastic capture! Fabulous feathers...you can 'feel' them! Congrats Tim!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 27, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
TimT
 
TimT October 28, 2014
You've captured an outstanding shot of a truly remarkable masterpiece of Creation!
drconover
 
drconover November 19, 2014
Fantastic shot, well done
photobug
 
photobug December 10, 2014
Nice Job
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 31, 2014
fantastic shot !
Magnummom2325
 
Magnummom2325 January 02, 2015
Amazing!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi January 05, 2015
wow!!! voted
Blazer13 Premium
 
Blazer13 January 05, 2015
How beautiful What an amazing eagle. Keep up your fantastic work!
pamelainob
 
pamelainob January 07, 2015
What a great photograph of the Eagle, truly beautiful with an attitude!
michellezeran
 
michellezeran January 07, 2015
This is phenomenal! I love everything about it!
pbview
 
pbview February 08, 2015
When a photo leaves me speechless... It reminds why I love my camera and strive to take better photos. This is beyond amazing
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN February 09, 2015
I hope I've replied to you all... But thank you so very much to everyone for all your greatly appreciated votes, likes (over 1,200 - bloody hell!) and all your kind 'awards'. I really am humbled and thank you again.
SuzyH
 
SuzyH February 11, 2015
Fabulous.. love it! :)
mohameedalmagc
 
mohameedalmagc February 25, 2015
woooooooooow
sheilahenshawclyne
 
sheilahenshawclyne March 05, 2015
what you lookin' at??? Awesome capture:)
Villi
 
Villi March 06, 2015
Awesome shot!
craigmcghee
 
craigmcghee March 14, 2015
Superb detailed photograph. The yellow of the beak is particularly good. Nice one :-)
leighlofgren
 
leighlofgren March 16, 2015
fabulous
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 17, 2015
WOW, that's stunning. good luck in the contest
albertdros Premium
 
albertdros March 18, 2015
great shot!
tinawiley PRO+
 
tinawiley March 20, 2015
This is an intense shot. Good capture.
Azangel
 
Azangel April 02, 2015
Outstanding photo!!
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner April 10, 2015
Doesn't get better. Simply brilliant capture. Intensity. Detail. Perspective. Phenomenal image!
jeffkaller
 
jeffkaller April 17, 2015
wow! That is a winner!
lisarasmussen
 
lisarasmussen May 03, 2015
Such a Powerful Capture of a Wonderful Creature that Symbolizes Freedom & Courage. Thank you for your Gift & allowing all to See this Fantastic Creature Up Close
BFountain
 
BFountain May 19, 2015
Love this!
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May June 02, 2015
Awesome!
jemr_01
 
jemr_01 June 08, 2015
absolutely remarkable
elliebug1
 
elliebug1 June 09, 2015
Now this ...this is it!!!
JoanieS
 
JoanieS June 11, 2015
This photo is more than awesome, more than fantastic! I'm jealous of such a great photo!
TheoShilton PRO
 
TheoShilton June 12, 2015
This is every kind of Epic Tim!
Margo_Robredo_Fotos
 
Margo_Robredo_Fotos June 13, 2015
Amazing! beyond words I can must at them moment.
thomasjcwelch
 
thomasjcwelch June 15, 2015
all these bird have that oh so cool look its the look of
your on the menu or im going to eat your eyes first
watch out!! Nice Job Awesome 5*
paullanderos PRO
 
paullanderos June 16, 2015
You couldn't ask for more. Well done.
imagek
 
imagek June 19, 2015
Wow, simply stunning!
mmbazaz
 
mmbazaz July 03, 2015
i love it so powerfull
maxy PRO+
 
maxy July 07, 2015
great shot bro
gunners42
 
gunners42 July 20, 2015
Excellent.....way to go! Congrats!
LindaMello PRO
 
LindaMello July 26, 2015
What a beauty. Perfect capture.
aniketmejare
 
aniketmejare July 30, 2015
Looks like a scarred American War Hero
michelelewellyn
 
michelelewellyn August 06, 2015
This is gorgeous!!!!
shakyhands Premium
 
shakyhands August 25, 2015
Amazing photo
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins August 26, 2015
Great work.
yvonneclover-lambert
 
yvonneclover-lambert September 02, 2015
Fantastic capture!
BubbleBreeze
 
BubbleBreeze September 07, 2015
Beautiful! He has so much emotion.
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet September 10, 2015
super shot. like the detail
normaokun
 
normaokun September 13, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
normaokun
 
normaokun September 13, 2015
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normaokun September 13, 2015
Write a comment
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 17, 2015
His day did get better! He got all the likes (I think you hold the record in Viewbug for most likes for any one photo probably!!) He's got you TEN awards!! And therefore congratulations to you for the two Contest Finalist awards for September ( and for all the others too)!!!!
Jh9photo
 
Jh9photo September 22, 2015
Just amazing!
conniestpierre
conniestpierre August 14, 2016
Amazing shot. Beautiful
andybarisa-photography
 
andybarisa-photography September 05, 2016
amazing picture !!
Julez45
 
Julez45 September 17, 2016
Wow amazing ... Absolutely stunning
janicejh PRO+
 
janicejh October 31, 2016
Lovely perspective! I look forward to following and learning from you!
conniewinner
 
conniewinner November 03, 2016
He's WONDERFUL!!! Excellent shot, even if he was getting mad!!! lol
juanitajensenmcevoy
 
juanitajensenmcevoy November 03, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Digitalwolfphotography
 
Digitalwolfphotography November 04, 2016
Also one of my favourite places! I go to the Trust four or five times a year and This bird (Orion if I am not mistaken!) is a real poser for me too! I have several shots of him on here but none as good as this one! Really done well to capture not only a good portrait but a shot that conveys his feelings and emotions too. Awesome!
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 November 19, 2016
Awesome capture. Your comments are too funny
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 December 19, 2016
Great image well seen and handled.
kcozy Premium
 
kcozy July 05, 2017
All really fantastic photos.
nidhalsiyasamad
 
nidhalsiyasamad August 30, 2017
Good work with the composition and having a good sharpness... A magnificent picture ... keep it up !!
atulspecial
 
atulspecial September 19, 2017
Ohhhh my god. That's a masterpiece and never seen such close encounter with an eagle. It looks so real like it is looking straight to me :-)
ArberElezi PRO
 
ArberElezi November 13, 2017
Awesome!
NikonBrand
 
NikonBrand June 06, 2018
Powerful Image.
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 27, 2018
Great picture! I also happen to have one that’s similar, come and see it sometime 😃
imaginecreationz
Wow. Can I have a look?
Jasonandjudy
 
Jasonandjudy August 12, 2018
That’s so cool!
fineartservices
 
fineartservices September 09, 2018
Great photograph. Please send me your portfolio.
Susan Milner
Fine Art Services
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jenniferpraniewicz
 
jenniferpraniewicz December 04, 2018
WOW!
imaginecreationz
 
You're awesome! I'm still in curios how you could snap this. This should be Picture of the Year 2019

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at one of my favourite charities: The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire UK, a charity who care for not only our native birds of prey, but are one of the leaders in saving the decline of vultures around the world. A truly remarkable caring bunch of people, who are desperately trying to convince the worlds population that we need dustmen, garbage-men, trash-collectors, in the bird world to avoid all our rubbish overwhelming us!
Time
Travelling to the Trust on a regular basis, which is over 60 miles away from where I live, the weather plays a major part in my plans. I think this particular day I arrived at the Trust around 12pm. It was a day of intermediate sunlight and showers.
Lighting
The sun was passing between the clouds every few seconds and it rained throughout the day so I suppose, as with most nature photographers, it was just a question of being in the right place at the right time - although I was by this bird taking photos for about 3 hours! Out of a great number of pictures that I took, the lighting and pose of this shot was ideal.
Equipment
Canon 650D with a Canon 100-400 telephoto set at around 250mm - natural lighting and hand held.
Inspiration
I visit the Trust on a regular basis: 1) to simply admire and be with some of the planets most beautiful creatures, 2) to try to take some pics which will inspire many to spread the word and save all our birds of prey, many of which are being wiped out around the world and 3) to support the Trust
Editing
I just played with the contrast and sharpness of this photo. I'm not terribly bright with computers so don't really know how to 'manipulate' my photos with computers! Although I do admire those who can.
In my camera bag
A Canon 650D and a wide variety of lens' - ranging from extreme Macro (not sure how to use it yet!) to 14mm to 400mm and a few in-between, several tri-pods and various bits-and-pieces. I don't use any specialised filters as prefer 'what you see is what you get' pics.
Feedback
You won't get instant results when photographing birds or any wildlife. I have on many times sat for hours and hours, waiting for the 'right' shot, but have got nothing. Get to know your subjects: where they roost/rest, where they'll fly/go to, what are their general habits. Know your subject, do your homework and eventually, your subject will produce results... or not! But who cares - it's just fun being out there with our magnificent creatures.

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