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Mature bald eagle photo, in flight.

Mature bald eagle photo, in flight.
Photo Information
Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 5:44
Viewed: 3327
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The wings and soaring - An eagle's wings are long and broad, making them effective for soaring. To help reduce turbulence as air passes over the end of the wing, the tips of the feathers at the end of the wings are tapered so that when the eagle fully extends its wings, the tips are widely separated.
To help them soar, eagles use thermals, which are rising currents of warm air and updrafts generated by terrain, such as valley edges or mountain slopes. Soaring is accomplished with very little wing-flapping, enabling them to conserve energy. Long-distance migration flights are accomplished by climbing high in a thermal, then gliding downward to catch the next thermal, where the process is repeated. Several eagles soaring in a thermal together is described as a "kettle of eagles."

Bald eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. During level flight, a bald eagle can achieve speeds of about 30 to 35 mph.

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hello Peter

WOW ! what a superb in-flight photo of the bald eagle,
fine POV, i love the framing the wings covering all the image,
superb focus sharpness and details, beautiful luminosity, TFS


hello Peter
This is GREAT!!
super sharpness and good details
you have luck with this super picture
greeting lou

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-02-01 11:27]

Hi Peter
incredible sharpness and dof all over the bird
however i am not sure that keeping the bird straight and the bg (water?) angled is the best way to show it, but maybe i am completely wrong and the bg is no water at all.
aniway a GREAT picture!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-01 20:57]

Hello Peter,
Now this is the type of eagle shot one dreams of capturing. Super in-flight photo with exceptional detail and gorgeous natural colors. Perfectly exposed with a nice low POV.
Great work!!!

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