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    Bald Eagle

    Went to the zoo last week. Had some good shots, but reflections in the glass and glare from the light spoiled a lot of them. This was the best of the lot, shot through the wire fence. C and C welcome.

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    Re: Bald Eagle

    Hi Ali,

    One thing I have learned in photography is that you cannot always get the shot you really want. Shooting in a zoo is not ideal and it is difficult with all the fencing and really distracting backgrounds.

    You got a good shot here. Colour and exposure looks good and the eye of the eagle is sharp. Well done.

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    I agree with Andre, nice exposure and focus, and a beautiful sharp eye.

    The only shots I've ever managed to capture through a wire fence at the zoo is when the critter had a decent background behind him/her and I was able to point my lens through the wire opening (sufficiently large), blur the background with a large aperture and zoom in close. And the majority of my shots had the reflections of the wire on the critter.

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    Re: Bald Eagle

    You got the sharp features of the eagle....... what is a bit distracting is the thick pipe or some thing seen in front of the bird, to the left
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    Andre

    Thanks for your comments. It is really hard to shoot at the zoo with the reflections and all. This eagle was one of the few displays that had a wire fence that I could shoot through.

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    Christina,

    Thank you for commenting. You must have wild eagles where you live. Bald eagles are a rare sight around here, although I have heard that there are some bald eagles nesting along the Merrimack river in north eastern Massachusetts. I plan to go there and hopefully see one.

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    Nandakumar,

    Thanks for commenting. That object is a limb from a tree the eagles use for a perch. I cropped some of it from the left. I'll try a tighter crop.

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    Hi Ali,

    And thank you for sharing your wildlife photos.

    Yes, indeed we do have wild eagles here. This spring and summer I tried to capture a decent shot of an eagle several times but I failed miserably because either I couldn't get close enough (perched too high in the trees in the forest and in no mood to come down) or I just flubbed the shot.

    They are not around right now but this winter and early spring I hope to try again...


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    Christina,

    Thank you for commenting. You must have wild eagles where you live. Bald eagles are a rare sight around here, although I have heard that there are some bald eagles nesting along the Merrimack river in north eastern Massachusetts. I plan to go there and hopefully see one.

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