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Bald Eagle flying over water. I loved that the eagle was dragging his wings in the water.

Bald Eagle flying over water. I loved that the eagle was dragging his wings in the water.
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64 Comments |
Harleyfan
 
Harleyfan October 28, 2016
Love!!
WarmFuzzyHug
 
WarmFuzzyHug October 29, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
WarmFuzzyHug
 
WarmFuzzyHug October 29, 2016
Critique?? Who would be critical of this shot! I've been trying for years to get a shot like this. Congrats! Wish this was my shot.
brendabean
 
brendabean October 31, 2016
Love this!
monicamorrisseau
 
monicamorrisseau November 02, 2016
Now I love eagles and I am honoured to see such magnificence from such a professional photographer. Nice Capture!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson November 03, 2016
Fabulous capture. Love it.
nikonkat Platinum
 
nikonkat November 04, 2016
Exceptional photo. Incredible timing catching the wings just touching water.
ReneeBlake
 
ReneeBlake November 05, 2016
Awesome capture ~ Congrats !
Shooter70
 
Shooter70 November 05, 2016
Beautiful! I love it!!
robomsawin
 
robomsawin December 01, 2016
Just Wonderful!
Mysterymantis
 
Mysterymantis May 07, 2017
That is jsut, so, wow. I can't even, wow.
avrellhofman
 
avrellhofman August 20, 2017
Love his wings cutting through the water!!!
tadbrowning
 
tadbrowning September 05, 2017
Awesome capture!
darrellgillenwater Ultimate
 
darrellgillenwater September 07, 2017
Beautiful shot
Alwolfe Platinum
 
Alwolfe September 12, 2017
Just stunning!
Kclohessy
 
Kclohessy September 20, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
shelleymillercampbell
 
shelleymillercampbell November 11, 2017
He's trolling for fish. He's a beauty. Magnificent capture, Joseph!
Bob_Ellis
 
Bob_Ellis November 16, 2017
Perfect capture!
darrellgillenwater Ultimate
 
darrellgillenwater November 28, 2017
WOW..Awesome shot
mido18
 
mido18 December 27, 2017
Great Shot!
AW_Images21
 
AW_Images21 February 11, 2018
Wow Beautiful picture
Beardog2003 Premium
 
Beardog2003 August 06, 2018
Stunning
Tclovett
 
Tclovett October 13, 2018
Beautiful
anreuys Platinum
 
anreuys January 16, 2019
Magnificent shot!
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone January 22, 2019
AWEsome.
sharilee
 
sharilee January 27, 2019
Extraordinary!!
billjacobsphotography
 
billjacobsphotography March 08, 2019
If that isn’t a once in a lifetime shot I don’t know what is.
leecheeleong
 
leecheeleong March 08, 2019
right moment!
kimayers Platinum
 
kimayers March 09, 2019
This couldn’t have been better timing! What a beautiful shot! I see this hanging in a cabin on a river. Breathtaking work.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 July 26, 2019
Congratulations on your challenge win!
dkvart1
 
dkvart1 July 26, 2019
Congrats, a well deserved win!
RalphArtPhotography Platinum
 
RalphArtPhotography December 04, 2019
Magnificent capture
RickL PRO+
 
RickL December 16, 2019
spectacular photograph, very well done, great detail
keepclicking
 
keepclicking December 21, 2019
Amazing photograph, many congratulations. Stunning portfolio of work.
SJRatcliffe PRO+
 
SJRatcliffe January 09, 2020
Great iage! My favourite eagle at CRC!!!
Patman55
 
Patman55 August 28, 2020
...another stunner
freddiejaybee
 
freddiejaybee September 05, 2020
Awesome I love photos of this nature
karenpphotography PRO+
 
karenpphotography November 20, 2020
Congratulations on winning the Birds of Prey in Flight photo challenge! Well deserved!
jonb4016 Ultimate
 
jonb4016 December 19, 2020
Breathtaking! Timed in milliseconds! Good stuff !
mikejohnson40 PRO+
 
mikejohnson40 February 01, 2021
Superb!
YbbasArtandCrafts
 
YbbasArtandCrafts February 18, 2021
Powerful
Hood PRO+
 
Hood February 21, 2021
Masterpiece!!
DebbieKMiller81 Platinum
 
DebbieKMiller81 March 02, 2021
What an amazing shot.
rolandbernier
 
rolandbernier April 05, 2021
Amazing capture!
Loucas PRO+
 
Loucas May 01, 2021
Fantastic capture, well done
khoitranduc
 
khoitranduc May 14, 2021
Amazing shot
Chicago_Cubs
 
Chicago_Cubs September 27, 2021
Awesome picture, this image captors the bald eagle in all its majesty.
philipearnshaw
 
philipearnshaw January 02, 2022
fantastic. :)
sherriirons Ultimate
 
sherriirons January 09, 2022
Love the way zhe wings are touching the water!! Gorgeous
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum February 21, 2022
Congratulations on your Challenge win!
Sandypartlow4
 
Sandypartlow4 February 22, 2022
Congratulations
MelissaSueBall PRO+
 
MelissaSueBall April 25, 2022
So beautiful ❤️ I can only dream capturing such an amazing moment like you have done I love how the tips of the eagle's wing's are gliding across the water so much detail just so beautiful
deekaycee Ultimate
 
deekaycee June 30, 2022
Magnificent! Way to go on your challenge win!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 30, 2022
congrats on the Challenge win...awesome shot.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 July 01, 2022
Congratulations! Another challenge win for this awesome photo!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal July 06, 2022
Congratulations on another PC win Joseph. Terrific shot!
randalwallen PRO+
 
randalwallen November 30, 2022
Great capture!
ToddGrivettiPhotography Ultimate
 
ToddGrivettiPhotography March 18, 2023
Joseph, Congratulations on winning the Eagle Challenge. I really liked this shot with the wings touching the water and the detail the composition provided. Beautiful POV with the eagle. Nicely executed.
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug March 18, 2023
Awesome capture. Congratulations on your award win with this beauty!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 March 19, 2023
Another challenge win for this great photo! Congratulations!
MyStyleNZ PRO+
 
MyStyleNZ June 13, 2023
Brilliant Photo
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder June 16, 2023
Congratulations Joe, on your challenge win!! Great image! Kurt 😀👍👍👍
andrewaugustine_6285
 
andrewaugustine_6285 August 28, 2023
Couldn’t have been any better! Great photo.
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis November 24, 2023
Wonderful capture:-)
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo at the Canadian Raptors Center. This is a rehabilitation center for numerous birds of prey. The owner runs photo tours for photographers to help pay for expenses and food. The owner had just finished building the pond on his property to add variety to his landscape. This is the first time he flew this bald eagle over the water and he flew low and his wings hit the water.

Time

This image was shot on an overcast day early afternoon. I was happy the day was very overcast otherwise the eagle would be hard to expose with a white head and dark body.

Lighting

This was shot on an overcast flat light day. The light was perfect to capture this magnificent bird. If it had been a sunny bright day it would have been difficult to expose for white head and dark body.

Equipment

I used a Nikon D7100 camera with a Nikon 80 to 200mm lens.

Inspiration

I love photographing birds in flight and find it challenging to capture sharp images. This Raptors center is about a four-hour drive from where I live but well worth the effort driving there. I do not have Bald Eagles in my area and it is my favorite bird of prey. I set my camera with a higher ISO so that I can shoot at faster shutter speeds when photographing birds. The Bald Eagle has large wings and flys slower than smaller birds so it is easier to follow focus and capture. I shoot in continuous motor drive.

Editing

I use Photoshop and shoot in raw to have maximum control over contrast and exposure.

In my camera bag

I have Nikon D850 D750 D7100 in my bag. I have numerous Nikon and Tamron lenses. I use Godox flash equipment. I captured this image with an old Nikon 8o to 200 f2.8 push-and-pull zoom lens.

Feedback

I look for opportunities to photograph nature whenever I can. I have traveled often outside my area to photograph birds and other animals to create memorable images.

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