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Almost mature Bald Eagle in dead tree

 
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Mar 13, 2012 14:34 |  #1

This eagle looks about a year or so away from being fully mature. I spotted him 2-3 times around the same tree so I hope he stays in the area and builds a nest near this area. I think he is sitting in a huge dead pine tree, but I could be wrong. Enjoy

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Mar 13, 2012 14:37 |  #2

Cool contrast with a subject so alive and interesting sitting on a now dead object. I have a lot of dead small trees and bushes that small birds and hummers like to sit in. There were bad fires a couple of years ago that took out a lot of plants and trees.


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Mar 13, 2012 14:43 |  #3

Looks perfect on my screen...Very Nice!




  
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Mar 13, 2012 14:45 as a reply to  @ PIX-R-IT's post |  #4

If I were to guess I would say this Eagle came from the 2009 hatch season judging by the beak color (still has some black on it) and the dark tail feathers. Excellent sighting and capture...like the coloring of the younger birds and easier to expose for...lol.


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Mar 13, 2012 14:49 as a reply to  @ Duane N's post |  #5

Beautiful!!!


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Mar 13, 2012 15:32 |  #6

Duane N wrote in post #14079478 (external link)
If I were to guess I would say this Eagle came from the 2009 hatch season judging by the beak color (still has some black on it) and the dark tail feathers. Excellent sighting and capture...like the coloring of the younger birds and easier to expose for...lol.

Thank you for your expertise. I am not nearly as educated about Eagles as I would like to be and I was hoping you would chime in with some answers ;)

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Mar 13, 2012 16:19 |  #7

The exposure is exceptional... really like the composition with the perch... looks like a 3 - 3 1/2 year old, with the beak color as Duane said, plus the top of the head looks whiter than a 3 year old and the eye stripe is getting lighter.

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Mar 13, 2012 17:51 |  #8

nice shot




  
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Mar 13, 2012 19:43 |  #9

What a pose on that perch that looks as if it was made just for your photo shoot. Well done Jason!


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Mar 13, 2012 20:30 |  #10

Great capture.


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Mar 13, 2012 22:22 |  #11

Great job in framing this baldy, I really like the shapes that the tree made. Very interesting pic.


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Mar 14, 2012 01:12 |  #12

Nice prop ;) I would try cloning out the OOF branch and the lower left corner blur. Bit distracting since its the only stuff OOF.


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Mar 14, 2012 04:43 |  #13

Wonderful composition; it looks like it's in those awkward teenage years of development. The only thing I might try if this were my image is cloning out the distant tree in the bottom right, but then you needn't bother. Bravo!


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Mar 14, 2012 18:23 |  #14

No Angle wrote in post #14079441 (external link)
Cool contrast with a subject so alive and interesting sitting on a now dead object. I have a lot of dead small trees and bushes that small birds and hummers like to sit in. There were bad fires a couple of years ago that took out a lot of plants and trees.

Thanks Angle. I thought there was something kinda neat and different about it also.

PIX-R-IT wrote in post #14079463 (external link)
Looks perfect on my screen...Very Nice!

Thank you

magoosmc wrote in post #14079516 (external link)
Beautiful!!!

Thank you!

dbriz wrote in post #14080011 (external link)
The exposure is exceptional... really like the composition with the perch... looks like a 3 - 3 1/2 year old, with the beak color as Duane said, plus the top of the head looks whiter than a 3 year old and the eye stripe is getting lighter.

Dave

Thanks Dave! Do most birds take a few years to get fully mature?

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nice shot

Thank you

Diamond Lil wrote in post #14081320 (external link)
What a pose on that perch that looks as if it was made just for your photo shoot. Well done Jason!

Thanks Lil I appreciate it :)


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Mar 14, 2012 18:25 |  #15

Great shot.

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