Skagit Bald Eagles - January 1, 2013

John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Hi All,

I'm not over here in the wildlife very often. A couple of us went to the Skagit River to shoot the eagles between Rockport and Marblemount here in WA. Not a lot of activity as the chum was low. We shot what we could in the few hours we were there. Unfortunately, most of my eagles in flight were flying away from me. Oh well, I shot them anyways. There are juveniles and adults.

I would like to know what your thoughts.



Shot with a T3i and 100-400L. Sometimes on a tripod, sometimes not.









Registered: Jun 23, 2008
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I like the last one best.

Thanks for sharing.

Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

#7 for me. Looks like you enjoyed the opportunity presented.

Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Country: United States

Some roughed-up looking eagles here!

David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 37594
Country: United Kingdom

Nice set John. #7 is my pick of the bunch

Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 441
Country: Canada

A nice set. My preference goes to number 4for the side light, followed by 6. I like this eagle on its green perch. 7 also is very good. You came back from your trip with fine pics.


John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Thanks, Everyone!

I appreciate you looking and choosing your favorites.


Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Hi John, that's a great area to find eagles but unfortunately the light is on the wrong side unless you are in a boat That said 6/7, 8 are the best to my eye. Sure looks like you had a nice day up there, something rare this season


Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Country: Canada

I quite like 6 and 7 John, you got to love the setting.


Registered: May 22, 2002
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I love the light through the feathers in 2


Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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nicely done John .. the last two for me

Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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It's 7 for me too John ~ Ron

Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Love em love em

Registered: Nov 28, 2008
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Country: Canada

#6 and 7 for me. Great setting. You really need to see the face and eye to get a real keeper. Nice day Don

Registered: Feb 06, 2008
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100 mile post ? I like your habitat shots here, I was there a couple of days before you and did not get anything like this :-), you should be happy !

John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Thanks, Everyone! I'm glad you like them. I appreciate you choosing your favorites as well.


The ones in the water BG are probobly from MP 100. I didn't notice the mile marker. The habitat shots are from the bridge near Hoeard Miller State Park.