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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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29 Comments | Report
Burkholder
 
Burkholder October 25, 2015
Fantastic Capture!
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen October 28, 2015
Thank you.
njkerosky Ultimate
 
njkerosky October 29, 2015
Exquisite Capture!!! Congrats on a truly exceptional shot!
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen October 29, 2015
Thank you very much.
acglock Platinum
 
acglock November 01, 2015
Magnificent action capture! Well done!
bradnel
 
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 Ultimate
 
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 Platinum
 
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 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 April 02, 2016
Amazing capture & composition!!! :)
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana May 04, 2016
Nice capture!
hal-e
 
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
 
FredBlundell December 08, 2016
Superb artistry!
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan January 09, 2017
A shot I hope to capture some day! Beautiful!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel February 28, 2017
Dazzling done.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 April 17, 2017
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to this challenge! I have added it to my favorite list!
BantamPhotography Platinum
 
BantamPhotography July 29, 2017
Superb capture - Love this
hiyahercfarm Platinum
 
hiyahercfarm August 05, 2017
Great capture! Congrats on winning the photo challenge!
AW_Images21
 
AW_Images21 February 11, 2018
So Beautiful.
DebbieSalvesen
DebbieSalvesen March 04, 2018
Thank you very much!
VonDragonFireRose
 
VonDragonFireRose January 29, 2023
Incredibly beautiful work!
Romea PRO+
 
Romea March 22, 2023
😀
Phantastic manifestation of energy!
1000Wrds
 
1000Wrds September 10, 2023
Wow! That's one hell of a shot!
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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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