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Bald Eagle Closeup



A bald eagle flies right overhead while heading out to feed its chicks.

A bald eagle flies right overhead while heading out to feed its chicks.
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Picturing Other Species Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife On The Move Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
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ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Anything Birds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 30 class
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 5Top 20 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 5Top 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 16Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 41Top 10 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 41Top 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class week 2
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 46Top 20 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 46Top 20 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 40 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 40 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 31Top 10 class
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11 Comments | Report
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose May 19, 2018
Gorgeous, excellent details!
DesiDrewPhotography
DesiDrewPhotography June 26, 2018
Thank you very much
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy June 27, 2018
What a beauty !
crystalcannon PRO+
 
crystalcannon June 30, 2018
Wow! This is amazing. I can see the detail in the iris of the eye. Stunning!
gerardmruiz
 
gerardmruiz July 09, 2018
Wow
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 27, 2018
Great picture! I also happen to have one that’s similar, come and see it sometime 😃
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 August 02, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye September 03, 2018
Perfect specimen, beautiful portrait!
vickiemackreth
 
vickiemackreth September 24, 2018
Absolutely stunning picture, amazing detail was captured.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking December 01, 2018
Awesome picture
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY January 23, 2019
Fabulous capture
RickL PRO+
 
RickL October 08, 2019
Exceptional composition and detail,the composition is perfct,well done

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Southwest Florida near a known and regulated Bald Eagle nest.
Time
This image was taking in the morning as the sun rose behind me.
Lighting
The light in Florida can become harsh very quickly. This site was about 2 hours from where I live, so leaving about 4am from Miami to travel to the west coast of Florida paid dividends as the low sun lit the Eagle well without overexposing the highlights.
Equipment
Nikon D500 with a 200-500 f:5.6 telephoto. Handheld
Inspiration
Being from Southern California, it is not often an opportunity to see and Eagle arose. But when I moved to Florida I heard that they hold one of the largest year round Eagle populations in the US. I knew I had to see these majestic birds in nature for the first time. As I found the nest site tucked away ironically in a little suburb near the Florida Everglades it was love at first site. The Eagles had two chicks they were feeding so one would constantly be leaving to catch fish. On one of the exits the eagle flew right towards my direction and got so close that not all of it was in frame. The result was an amazing profile image of the eagle in flight!
Editing
Simple post processing, including a slight crop to center the subject
In my camera bag
I am a Nikon user. On landscape I carry my D850 with my Nikkor 14-24 f:2.8, 24-120 f:4 and 70-200 f:2.8.
Feedback
Wildlife is tiring, unpredictable, frustrating and inspiring all at once. So many time you will come home empty handed but perseverance pays off, because the sweet reward of seeing spectacular wildlife is well worth it. Additionally it is extremely helpful to research wildlife habits as every species has unique characteristics that will help locating them. For example Eagle's are voracious fishers and never nest away from water. So in searching for Eagles you always want to be near a body of water.

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