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    Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    The weather here has kept me slowed down a bit. I did get a minute to stop in to a local spot for a minute today between the rain, snow and hail. Gotta love Washington!
    Anyway, things were pretty slow. I did however find this Bald having his lunch some 80ft up a tree.
    ISO 800 F7.1 and 1/320sec @ 400mm.

    Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.
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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    Very nice, Paul. I'm sure it wasn't easy finding an angle to frame the bird among the two large limbs, but this composition works really well.

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    He has that "join me" look.

    Nice catch from that distance and vertical at that.

    Despite the so called "rules of bird pics", between a great composition or getting the action - I will always opt for the action.

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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    Thanks to the both of you, Mike and Bobo. It was truely not easy to get a descent image. Not only the distance and angle but the wind was blowing other branches near and far into the frame. This is a fairly good sized crop, so I could have positioned him in different areas but this was the comp I was shooting for and the one I liked best anyway. There was just no easy going.

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    Great shot paul! I love the capture...

    I don't suppose that these would help you? http://www.amleo.com/product.aspx?p=...FSmCQgodmEIARA

    No, I guess not

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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    LOL! Thanks Richard. They might help me get pooped on!

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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    Stunning! I love the intensity in his eyes.

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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    Nice capture. Was this hand held?

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    Re: Bald Eagle and a Coot lunch. Warning, not for squeamish.

    Yes, it was handheld. I was out for a quick jaunt leaving the tripod in the truck. Not that it would have done me any good as I had to dodge blowing branhes and shoot threw holes while standing on a wood railing.

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