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p.1 #1 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


I recently found this eagle at the Blackwater NWR sitting in a pine tree overlooking his fishing grounds. He was nice enough to look my way a couple of times.




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Aug 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #2 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


A real beauty. Bruce


Aug 12, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #3 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Nicely done, good title too.

Rob



Aug 12, 2012 at 02:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Lovely shot with beautiful light and detail !

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Aug 12, 2012 at 04:02 AM
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p.1 #5 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Very nice image! Well done.


Aug 12, 2012 at 05:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Nicely posed. Looks like it's very tolerant. Don


Aug 12, 2012 at 06:24 AM
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p.1 #7 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Superb shot Mike!


Aug 12, 2012 at 09:21 AM
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p.1 #8 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


A super portrait.

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Aug 12, 2012 at 09:29 AM
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p.1 #9 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


it's a lovely shot Mike


Aug 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM
 

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p.1 #10 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


A great capture of a regal pose Mike ~ Ron


Aug 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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p.1 #11 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Nice... superb detail.

Blackwater NWR is one of my favorite refuges around here. The eagles typically perch on the line of trees near the exit, but they are too far away even with a super tele for a close-up. You can clearly see them sitting in the trees though, so there are opportunities for environmental shots, especially at sunset since that is where the sun will be. They also sit on the dead tree in the middle of the reserve pretty regularly, but that's pretty far away too.

The best area is in the middle of the refuge where you drive underneath a line of trees. You always have to look up there, because most of the time I have visited there is at least one perched there for a nice shot. Sometimes, you can get shots by just sticking the lens out the sunroof. (I'm guessing that is where you got this shot.)

During nesting season, it pays to take a quick spin to the refuge's main office (not that one at the entrance, but the bigger white building in the open). They leave bales of hay there and I've caught eagles grabbing nesting material.



Aug 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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p.1 #12 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


A classic pose. Well done.


Aug 12, 2012 at 01:45 PM
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p.1 #13 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Beautiful capture, with pleasing lighting and fine detail
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Aug 12, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #14 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Super shot Mike, gorgeous light and spot on exposure

Tim



Aug 12, 2012 at 07:30 PM
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p.1 #15 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Killer light and look back, congrats

Tom



Aug 12, 2012 at 09:14 PM
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p.1 #16 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


Thank you all for the nice comments!

Mike



Aug 16, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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p.1 #17 · Eagle by the Dawn's Early Light


ajt36 wrote:
Nice... superb detail.

Blackwater NWR is one of my favorite refuges around here. The eagles typically perch on the line of trees near the exit, but they are too far away even with a super tele for a close-up. You can clearly see them sitting in the trees though, so there are opportunities for environmental shots, especially at sunset since that is where the sun will be. They also sit on the dead tree in the middle of the reserve pretty regularly, but that's pretty far away too.

The best area is in the middle of the refuge where you drive
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Thanks. Blackwater is definite favourite of mine. I never leave there without some good opportunities. I noticed the last time I was there the dead tree next to the main office that has been closed for renovations was no longer there. It was a good spot for eagles but off limits for a long time while the construction continues. They have planted corn all around where the tree was and I'm thinking they may have knocked it down but I'm just guessing.



Aug 16, 2012 at 10:23 PM





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