Mature bald eagle photo, in flight.
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|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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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
This is GREAT!!
super sharpness and good details
you have luck with this super picture
- [2010-02-01 11:27]
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!
- [2010-02-01 20:57]
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.