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brianebolton January 13, 2018
Awesome
 
Ani_mals January 23, 2018
That’s an amazing picture
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Alwolfe January 29, 2018
Wonderful capture!
 
iKatielyn February 04, 2018
wow
 
sue_birchall February 09, 2018
Amazing!
 
susanmcfarland March 13, 2018
have you entered this in the only bird challenge and the sharp beaks challenge and the falcons, hawks and raptor challenge and the birds of pray challenge yet?
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Bonnie_D March 15, 2018
Amazing
 
dlts4u March 15, 2018
My favorite thing about eagles are their eyes,and boy did you capture those! excellent
 
MJS40 July 18, 2018
“Who you looking at!”..........INCREDIBLE MASTERPIECE🙂!!!!
 
SusanB56 July 18, 2018
Beautiful
 
Julia_137 July 26, 2018
Amazing bird and a great picture I just happen to have a similar one 💙😄 just a bit more zoomed out check it out sometime
 
Izuminakagawa November 18, 2018
Such an amazing work
 
DNproSTUDIO December 16, 2018
This eagle's gaze is really sharp, cool photo
 
Very beautiful photo!
 
JJ_Cano Aug 13
Stunning!!

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Tried my telephoto and this guy cooperated.
Tried my telephoto and this guy cooperated.
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Behind The Lens

Location
The picture was taken in Ketchikan, Alaska in July 2017.
Time
Approximately 10:00AM on a morning hike along a stream full of returning salmon.
Lighting
Normal Daylight
Equipment
Canon 5DSR, Canon 100-400 L lens, ISO 1000, 160 sec.
Inspiration
Eagles in Alaska are like seeing sea gulls at a beach. Shooting these birds is outstanding, especially when they pose and let you get close. This guy landed on a fallen tree about 75 feet away and had little fear of us. At 6 frames per second, I'm sure he heard shutter sound, yet did not leave. I took about 30 pictures at just about every focal length from full body to this. He stayed around the area for quite a while.
Editing
I have Photoshop and usually edit in raw only to enhance some colors and reduce file size. Raw photos with the Canon D5SR are huge. Photos are so sharp at 50 megapixels little needs to be done.
In my camera bag
Canon 5DSR, Canon 100-400mm L Lens, Canon 24-70mm L Lens, Canon 50mm f1.2 L lens and circular polarizing filter for each lens. It is a back pack bag so weight is important when hiking around.
Feedback
In Utah where I live there is an eagle migration every February at a migratory location near the great salt lake. Sitting and waiting is the key for these birds and they are very reliable when they come. In Alaska the eagles were so plentiful it was hard to get a bad picture. Along the inlets with the salmon migration back, the eagles are more tolerant of humans being close by. At the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, I photographed an eagle dive for a salmon so big he could not carry it out of the water to shore and he actually swam with it in his mouth. Once he got to shore and started eating it several people around us could not believe the eagle did what he did to get it to shore.

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