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michaelmancilla May 08, 2018
Great capture, it looks like "she" is ready to take off right at your lens.
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Woombaway May 08, 2018
Thank you so much, I was talking to him, he is just so beautiful.
 
Ruskat May 09, 2018
Wow! Love the perspective of this shot. Deserves every award it gets.
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Woombaway May 09, 2018
Thank you so much, I love being so close to the raptors.
 
RamyDelariarte May 23, 2018
Awesome
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Woombaway May 23, 2018
Thank you so much.
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Nostroboy June 06, 2018
Amazing shot !
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Woombaway June 06, 2018
Thank yo so much.
 
Annie_McFar June 23, 2018
Love the detail. Congratulations :-)

Here's looking at you kid.



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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane Australia. Spirit is a rescued Wedge-tailed Eagle, you can see his right wing hangs lower than his left wing because he was hit by a car. I go to Lone Pine all the time as I love being so close to these amazing raptors & they are really well looked after & loved by their handlers.
Time
I took this photo around 1pm as Spirit was in the second show of the day.
Lighting
The sun was behind Spirit so it made for great backlighting.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 100-400mm. hand held at a focal length of 100/1
Inspiration
Spirit was looking right into my lens I had to capture that moment.
Editing
I don't do much post-processing with this kind of image just a couple of tweaks in Photoshop Camera Raw.
In my camera bag
Well I have 2 cameras a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, & an EOS 7D Mark II. My favourite wildlife lenses that I own are the Canon 100-400mm I also have a 1.4 extender & the Tamron 150-600mm.
Feedback
Focusing on the eyes is the best advice I can give with wildlife photography. I like to have complete control over my images so I only shoot in full manual. Knowing the capabilities of your camera is also very important especially on a dull day so you know how high you can push your ISO without getting noise. Just go out there have fun & experiment.

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