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Morning,

Still on the Canada trip today so here's a Bald Eagle who very kindly flew about 30 feet above my head. I was really surprised at just how common they are on Vancouver Island, we some them every day and usually close up. They are only slightly smaller than a Golden Eagle and are a sea eagle, they snatch fish from the shallows or attack other birds who have already caught fish. The females are larger than the males with a wingspan of between 79 to 90 inches (males are around 72 to 85 inches) and weigh between 10 to 14 pounds. In the wild they have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years but in captivity can exceed 45 years.

Cheers

Andy

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Bald Eagle In Flight
Username:Andysnapper Andysnapper
Uploaded:29 Jul 2013 - 6:34 AM
Tags:Bald eagle, Birds, Canada, General, Vancouver island, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Jul 2013 - 6:38 AM

A lovely capture of this beauty Andy !! they seem very similar to our Fish eagles who just have white on the chest as well. A beautiful bird !

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM

An excellent in flight capture, Andy. Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

A beautiful image.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

A Brilliant inflight image with lovely detail and a gorgeous blue skySmile
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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
29 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM

A wonderful in flight shot Andy, such a majestic looking bird... GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:18 AM

Nice capture Andy!! Now I am envious!! Good detail!!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 10:26 AM

Top notch ornithological photography. There is clarity in depth thanks to you pin sharp focusing, whilst at the same time you have allowed enough space for this majestic Bird of Prey to move into.

Regards Nathan Grin

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great take

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JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:47 PM

A really lovely BIF shot
Ju

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anglingandyq
29 Jul 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wonderful bif capture Andy

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:57 PM

Superb inflight capture of this very obliging bird Andy - Great detail, I should imagine it was diffuclt getting the exposure right against the sky - you have done a wonderful job.

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tonyguitar
29 Jul 2013 - 7:12 PM

Excellent POV and as Nathan says, room to fly into..[composition]. I live on Vancouver Island yet I find baldies in flight to be one of the most difficult images to get. Often the wing or shadow covers the face, or the white burns out, or the wing is clipped ..[slow zoom], or etc. etc.. So Andy, you can be proud of this. TG

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marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 9:04 PM

Magnificent Andy

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29 Jul 2013 - 10:44 PM

Great shot

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:43 AM

Great in flight capture, well done
Regards Brian

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