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Young eagle flairing to land



young eagle landing on this rocky beach

young eagle landing on this rocky beach
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Remraf
 
Remraf July 07, 2015
Great shot!
Punkypal Premium
 
Punkypal July 07, 2015
Great view. Nice capture.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon July 07, 2015
Fabulous photo, congratulations on your feature
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 07, 2015
Amazing capture. Congratulations on your Feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet July 07, 2015
wow, great shot, congras
Hood PRO+
 
Hood July 07, 2015
What a fantastic shot!
NorthernLynx Premium
 
NorthernLynx July 07, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
NorthernLynx Premium
 
NorthernLynx July 07, 2015
Magnificent! Congrats on your feature! You deserve it!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 07, 2015
Great shot
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Kamstrup July 07, 2015
Fantastic capture!
kkat PRO
 
kkat July 07, 2015
Just Awesome!! Congratulations!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 07, 2015
Beautiful wingspread, wonderful capture. Congrats on the feature.
chuckrickman Premium
 
chuckrickman July 07, 2015
Stunning. Congratulations on being featured.
DanniM
 
DanniM July 07, 2015
Perfect.
ClaudiaZ PRO
 
ClaudiaZ July 14, 2015
Nice work
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter July 18, 2015
Great capture. Nice work. - Jake
sonic_john
 
sonic_john August 12, 2015
stunning shot.....Fabulous Photo
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 16, 2015
Great photo!!
anitahl
 
anitahl August 18, 2015
wonderful shot of the winged one...
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 26, 2015
Congratulations on both your Awards!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a small coastal town in south central Alaksa
Time
This photo was taken about 10 in the morning
Lighting
This shot was taken in natural lighting on a partly sunny day
Equipment
I shot this photo free hand with a Nikon D300S camera with my Sigma 150-300 mm telephoto lens. I believe I was at focal length 150.
Inspiration
I have always taken great pleasure watching and taking photo's of Eagles, so whenever I get a chance I get my camera out. On this day there were several young eagles on this beach so I just waited for an opportunity to get an action shot of this eagle in flight. I was very fortunate to be fairly close to this eagle coming in for a landing on this rocky beach.
Editing
I try to keep my photo's as natural as possible, since I shoot in RAW I always do the minimal post processing as possible. I mainly use LightRoom for my post processing. I usually just boost the color a touch by adjusting the vibrance with a little saturation. If I need to I will sharpen a bit also.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my 50mm f2.8 Nikon, my Nikon 70-300mm Lens, cable release along with my light tripod. I have 3 ND filters, circular polarizer, spare batteries and SD cards.
Feedback
If anyone has the opportunity to photo Eagles, take your time observing their characteristics and behaviors so you can be ready to get that nice action shot. Always be sure your camera speed is set high so you can get the photo crisp and in focus. Enjoy the experience and take a lot of shots so it increases your odds of getting that one great shot.

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