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'A Shot Thru Trees'

I pulled into a parking lot by the Merrimack River in Hooksett, NH looking for Eagles in the trees and ducks in the water. I was nearing the end with no luck s...
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I pulled into a parking lot by the Merrimack River in Hooksett, NH looking for Eagles in the trees and ducks in the water. I was nearing the end with no luck sighted, when just over a snowbank, I spotted a BAEA that was quite close... I'd say 30-40 feet. Unfortunately it was almost totally concealed by the many trees between us. I backed up... moved forward... then back again... until I found a clear shot thru the tree branches of the birds head.

I would like to mention that in Photoshop I removed a branch that was too close to the birds head as I found it distracting to the viewer.

Bald Eagle (BAEA)
By the Merrimack River - Hooksett, NH 02-08-18

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF500mm f-4L IS USM
ISO 400, f-8.0, 1-3200th Sec., (EFL) 800mm
Hand held. Cropped for Composition.
Manual Mode, Partial Metering, Auto White Balance
Edit Flow: Selected and previewed in Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw with final editing in Photoshop.
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4 Comments | Report
ralfeyertt PRO+
 
ralfeyertt February 10, 2018
very beautiful closeup
davidlipsy PRO
davidlipsy March 07, 2018
Thank you very much. This is fast becoming one of my very favorite images.
susanmcfarland
 
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?
wildwoodie56
 
wildwoodie56 April 01, 2018
Fantastic shot
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AlienMoonBaby January 06, 2019
OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECE!!