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Taken from my blind on my own property in Ladysmith, WI

Taken from my blind on my own property in Ladysmith, WI
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13 Comments | Report
AaronM
 
AaronM April 06, 2016
This is a pretty sweet shot. Timed well, good job !
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography May 05, 2016
Absolutely fantastic!! Congrats!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle May 24, 2016
This is a great shot. I'm so impressed you have a blind on your land that allows you to capture images like this!
ShaunWhitePhotography PRO+
 
ShaunWhitePhotography August 21, 2016
This is an awesome shot, I tried for many years to achieve a similar image while attending the Eagle watch at Sheffield Mills in Nova Scotia but never came anywhere close to this.... Fabulous
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson October 31, 2016
Outstanding. Congratulations.
twiga
 
twiga January 31, 2017
It is fantastic, good action with such sharp details!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 10, 2017
Wow! Amazing capture!!! Congrats on your finalist award!!! : )
MRueffer
 
MRueffer March 16, 2017
Fabulous
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater September 07, 2017
Awesome shot
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 09, 2017
Fabulous shot! Congrats on your finalist award! :)
Witmar
 
Witmar September 13, 2017
fantastic shot!!!
Shutterbug_14
 
Shutterbug_14 December 21, 2017
Wow! Amazing shot!!
I have a challenge called "Fight" on my profile if you're interested. :)
barbwgib26
 
barbwgib26 October 11, 2018
Stunning on so many levels!

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken from the wonderful blind my husband built for me out in our cow pasture. It is special because it was taken at my home. We have an active eagle nest just a short distance from our home, but these were not "our eagles". But I do get to eagle watch almost every day due to the presence of the nest.
Time
Early morning but my camera clock was off so I am not sure exactly when in the morning. Of course, the best shooting and action seems to occur in the morning and late afternoon hours with all wildlife.
Lighting
Winter lighting is needed from this blind to get good pictures, so I get to sit in the cold a lot and watch the visitors to my pastures and woods.
Equipment
Canon 60D with a Sigma 150-500 lens
Inspiration
I love shooting eagles, and I bring home road kill to our pasture to draw them in. They are so intelligent and smart that it is very hard to get close enough to get good pictures. In this picture I was shooting the younger eagle sitting on the ground when suddenly the older eagle swooped in and scared us both. I accidentally jerked the camera up and caught the action. After he was scolded (I think the adult eagle was his mother) he sat there and cried like a baby for several minutes before he got over it and flew off on his or her own.
Editing
Simple cropping and color adjustment.
In my camera bag
More than what I have in my bag is the work we do to create an environment to draw in wildlife. I have no time to travel so we do our best to draw the wildlife to our farm. It is a year around occupation.
Feedback
A good blind, lots of patience, some luck, and persistence are the main factors that enter into this picture. Lots of time involved with very rare success, but it is worth it. Lots of time spent observing to better learn how to anticipate the animals next move so I can be ready for it.

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