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Bald Eagle in the Water


Bald Eagle in the Water
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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/5.0, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-04 18:09
Viewed: 3686
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once an eagle spots a fish swimming or floating near the surface of the water, it approaches its prey in a shallow glide and snatches the fish out of the water with a quick swipe of its talons. Eagles can open and close their talons at will. If an eagle is dragged into the water by a fish too large for the eagle to lift, it is because the eagle refuses to release it. In some cases this is due to hunger. An eagle might drown during the encounter with the fish or if it's unable to swim far enough to reach shore. The eagle can not fly again until it's out of the water, so it uses its large wings to swim. The eagle is a strong swimmer, but if the water is very cold, it may be overcome by hypothermia.

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Hi Peter, What a great and...way under-rated photo we have here!
Great moment you have captured with very good focus,sharpness and exposure. Giving this fine image great detail.
Well done and TFS
Tom

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