Bald Eagle in flight
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|From my last trip to La Claire.|
When an eagle first leaves the ground, it gains altitude by flapping its wings. The flapping motion causes air to flow faster over the top of the wings, and the bird rises.
Sometimes, an eagle is able to take advantage of natural currents of air to help it rise. When wind runs into a hill or a mountain, it is forced upward - and the eagle can go along for the ride. This kind of air current is called a slope updraft.
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One of the best sea eagle shots I ever saw.
The upward wind, the light and the ride...it was all there.
MF at f/7 apparently...experience!
amazing capture, very good sharpness and detail, the BG sky is perfect and no doubt the photo is a result of perfect shutter speed and camera control.
Very impressive, well done.