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Intensity Personified



A closer look into the glare of an American Bald Eagle will reveal a look of intensity that demands respect and admiration....
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A closer look into the glare of an American Bald Eagle will reveal a look of intensity that demands respect and admiration.
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Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7
Contest Finalist in Majestic Eagles Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Nature Lover Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Our Natural Planet Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 38
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Freedom Photo Contest
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22 Comments | Report
suzanewhitney PRO+
 
suzanewhitney March 19, 2015
Great shot!
jonc45
 
jonc45 March 20, 2015
Amazing photograph - technically excellent
kateobrien PRO+
 
kateobrien March 20, 2015
So powerful Fantastic
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead March 21, 2015
Wow !! Stunning capture, beautiful detail and clarity. Inspiring !!
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries March 29, 2015
Stunning capture!
crawfras PRO+
 
crawfras April 01, 2015
Great capture and congrats on being a finalist!
PENDRAG0N
 
PENDRAG0N April 26, 2016
Wow! Superb!
gryphonjewel PRO+
 
gryphonjewel June 15, 2016
Gorgeous!
andipat
 
andipat October 28, 2016
Not sure what happened to my comment
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK July 06, 2017
Absolutely brilliant. Voted in the 900 Freedom Shots Photo Contest 900 Freedom Shots Photo Contest
podesta
 
podesta October 20, 2017
Stunning capture! Masterpiece
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose January 17, 2018
Stunning capture!
SamuelJBogle
 
SamuelJBogle January 20, 2018
This is perfection!!
johnpearson_4142
 
johnpearson_4142 February 26, 2018
Fabulous shot.
murialp PRO
 
murialp March 11, 2018
Beautiful!
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Nice one !
MikeyIke
 
MikeyIke June 11, 2018
Stunning photo!
Heather_Slj
 
Heather_Slj July 13, 2018
Crazy Cool!!!!
Friendly
 
Friendly September 01, 2018
So real, looks like I am watching it on my own, wonderful!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi September 23, 2018
enviable shot. Magnificent capture. Hope you win this time
Beardog2003 PRO+
 
Beardog2003 September 23, 2018
love the intense look great shot
jason5216
 
jason5216 January 19, 2019
Majestic bird

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken along the Mississippi River during the winter months.
Time
Nothing beats late afternoon sun on a cold winter day. Not only does it provide some warmth on a day with negative windchill, but it gives the most beautiful light.
Lighting
This was all-natural later after noon sun. The wind was blowing from the perfect direction to give me this angle on the bird as he flew into the wind and light.
Equipment
This image was taken with my old, but trusty, Canon 7d paired with my Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens. I love this rig because I can hand hold it and still get great images.
Inspiration
I'm a nature/wildlife lover and what greater icon is there to represent nature and freedom than the American Bald Eagle.
Editing
Yes, I shoot all of my images in RAW format, which usually needs some post processing, since the image is left unchanged by the camera. For this image I did crop to put the bird in the most flattering location near the top of the image. Also, with bald eagles, it is a challenge to properly expose the whites along with the dark areas of their wings. Shooting in RAW format and bringing out the shadows a little bit is very helpful.
In my camera bag
Right now if you were to look in my bag you would find my Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, Canon 24-70 f/2.8L, Canon 100mm f/2.8L, Canon 10-55mm, Canon 50mm f/1.8, extra batteries, memory cards, and some filters.
Feedback
Practice, practice, practice. I know that sounds cliche' but shooting birds in flight is very challenging. If you can spend some time at a backyard bird feeder photographing smaller birds and striving to get sharp, well-focused birds in flight, that will help you as you hone your skills for these majestic bald eagles. Also, the Mississippi River during the winter months can be a great place to find eagles, especially at the lock and dams up and down the river.

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