DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen

The Hunter



I love the strength, determination, and focus of this eagle as it swoops in for its prey! The talons, wing extensions, and clarity of his eyes portray him as a ...
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I love the strength, determination, and focus of this eagle as it swoops in for its prey! The talons, wing extensions, and clarity of his eyes portray him as a conqueror.
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People's Choice in Majestic Eagles Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7
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Contest Finalist in Isolate And Simplify Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Open Wings Photo Contest
People's Choice in Bald Eagle Photo Challenge
Winner in Animals in Action Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 25
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Genius
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Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
Wildlife Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
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Amazing Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
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Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Earth Day 2017 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
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Isolating The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
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Day Or Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Clash Of The Premiums Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
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Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 31Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 31Top 20 class week 2
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016Top 30 class
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The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class
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In Flight Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 class
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27 Comments | Report
Burkholder
 
Burkholder October 25, 2015
Fantastic Capture!
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen October 28, 2015
Thank you.
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky October 29, 2015
Exquisite Capture!!! Congrats on a truly exceptional shot!
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen October 29, 2015
Thank you very much.
acglock PRO+
 
acglock November 01, 2015
Magnificent action capture! Well done!
bradnel PRO
 
bradnel November 06, 2015
Great capture
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 30, 2015
Amazing capture! Congrats.
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick December 02, 2015
Phenomenal photo. Your description is right on.
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky December 10, 2015
Congratulations!!!...Your photo is a finalist in the "Where Eagles Dare" Photo Challenge. With all of the amazing entries, it was a very difficult decision and well deserved! The winner will be chosen within three days. Outstanding work!
andrewjackson
 
andrewjackson December 15, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your photo in my challenge. I have chosen your picture as the winner as it really captured an amazing moment in perfect detail. Truly amazing. Thanks
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith December 16, 2015
Great capture! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
18ricco PRO+
 
18ricco February 20, 2016
amazing grab both of yinz lol very nice action shot n great way stopping it!!!!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb February 22, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!
barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson March 16, 2016
Gorgeous photo. Voted OPEN WINGS. Good luck, Debbie!
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 April 02, 2016
Amazing capture & composition!!! :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana May 04, 2016
Nice capture!
CostasPan
 
CostasPan June 17, 2016
Excellent shot!!!
hal-e PRO
 
hal-e July 10, 2016
You caught this at the perfect moment. A magnificent bird like the eagle all spread out is an awesome sight. Great work.
pboatswain
 
pboatswain July 30, 2016
WOW! What a wonderful photo.
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen August 01, 2016
Thank you very much.
ajmphotographs PRO
 
ajmphotographs August 29, 2016
incredible
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose September 03, 2016
Stunning picture !
leahrand
 
leahrand December 01, 2016
Stunning
FredBlundell PRO+
 
FredBlundell December 08, 2016
Superb artistry!
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan January 09, 2017
A shot I hope to capture some day! Beautiful!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel February 28, 2017
Dazzling done.
Eddieuuu071 Premium
 
Eddieuuu071 April 17, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! I have added it to my favorite list!
BantamBluePhotography PRO+
 
BantamBluePhotography July 29, 2017
Superb capture - Love this
hiyahercfarm PRO+
 
hiyahercfarm August 05, 2017
Great capture! Congrats on winning the photo challenge!
awb007
 
awb007 February 11, 2018
So Beautiful.
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen March 04, 2018
Thank you very much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I was photographing American Bald Eagles along the waterway between Illinois and Iowa on a cold yet clear January day. There are locks and dams there which prevent the water from freezing which makes it an ideal location to photograph birds of prey as they hunt for food.
Time
I was out there from early morning until the sun went down. If you are trying to photograph wildlife, you must assume you are going to be outside in the elements most of the day, so dress accordingly.
Lighting
Nature and changing your settings are how you will be able to light your subject. If the subject is moving, then you will have to capture your image either by hand holding and panning to follow the eagle or by purchasing an expensive tripod and head that allows you to swivel and pan the eagle in flight.
Equipment
I have a Canon EOS 7D Rebel T1I. I used a 100 - 400 mm lens. I handheld my camera, panned the eagle in flight, and captured the shot.
Inspiration
It is my passion to photograph wildlife in their natural environment to teach young adults and children about the importance of preserving our natural resources. I also want to inspire people look up from their phones, tablets, and even watches and notice the beauty that surrounds them every day.
Editing
I don't believe in much post-processing because that renders the image to become digital art and not a true representation of either the wildlife or its environment. The most I probably did was to crop the image and adjust the white balance.
In my camera bag
I usually have one or two camera bodies, multiple lenses, extra cards, and EXTRA batteries.
Feedback
Protect your equipment from the elements. Protect yourself by layering your clothing. Be aware of the natural light and background. Always have extra batteries. Finally, remember to have fun and to enjoy the beauty around you.

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