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Spitting Eagle

Spitting Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Christopher Campbell (cjcampbell) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 66] (308)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 18:22
Viewed: 3284
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My favorite eagle again. Here she is getting a drink and being rather messy about it. No clucking noises as she approached this time, as she was further away. I do not know if the clucking is a warning, a greeting, or just talking to herself, but it sounds eerily like a chicken as she walks about. A very large chicken, of course.

I have not been able to get this bird bathing in some time. I would like another shot at it now that I have better glass and technique. Probably not this year, though.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-09-27 22:48]

nice "action"-shot of the wonderful bald eagle enjoying the water.
i really like the "frozen" line of drops from her beak and how she is getting her feet wet.
well seen & captured, thor.

Nice image. TFS. Whats the name of this raptor?


Hi Christopher
great shot with perfect exposure and great sharpness
imho the motion blur of the head is very disturbing nice shot anyway

Bonjour Christopher,
Très belle image de cet aigle, on imagine bien la vitesse avec laquelle il a retiré son bec de l'eau, très bons détails et magnifiques couleurs

hello Christopher

excellent photo, i like the water line from his beak to the water,
the sharpness and the details of the wing are excellent,
i also like the place where it is taken the photo, TFS


Hello Christopher,
Great shot. How did you get her to do that? lol. I have a friend who is a master falconer. I must tell him about your photo. She is a beautiful bird.
Best Regards,

Bonsoir Christopher
Tu nous envoies un super bel aigle entrein de se raffraichir dans ce lac, les couleurs et les détails sont très réussis. le BG est très joli.
Bravo et merci....JP
Les sourires demain

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