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This is `Liberty`,  an  American Bald Eagle.  He lives as Liberty`s  Reptile and Raptor Center in Ringwood. (:o)

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  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 22 Jul 2008, 04:35
Unbelievable, Roz! A Likey for me!
  • Wandering through life, wide eyed and content
  • 22 Jul 2008, 06:05
Ah, a personal favourite of mine!

As an Englishman used to sparrows and robins, I am just blown away every time I return to my clan in Canada, where Eagles fly all around.

Such amazing, stunning creatures. And what a fabulous photograph, full on, all the detail.

I'm off to work happy now smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jul 2008, 07:31
Excellent photo,love the eyes
Magnificent Roz!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jul 2008, 10:20
he is trying to see if the point of his beak is clean enough for your portrait shot, Rosalyn.
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 22 Jul 2008, 11:53
What a stunning bird, magnificent head.
Fabulous shot, Rosalyn! Not everyone gets to see the majestic eagle close up so thanks for sharing.
i feel the comments such as mroy's
you've actually made it look like there's a human underneath those feathers
Great capture!
What a great expression on his face Rosalyn, definetly trying to tell you something.
And he looks as if he means it, Rosalyn.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 22 Jul 2008, 17:10
"Liberty or death" I see in his eyes.
This is just a good as your other owl photos, Ros. Really lovely.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 22 Jul 2008, 19:32
What beautiful eyes!
Great bird!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jul 2008, 20:01
Looks like a strong teacher or an Indian-chief "Uff, I have spoken!" or a wise old prophet- in any case very human and a kind of authority you have to respect!
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 22 Jul 2008, 20:58
Beautiful shot, Roz; good for you for getting both catch lights. He looks magnificent,more so with your capture.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 23 Jul 2008, 20:50
stunning shot Rosalyn.

U.S. emblem!

Do you now there are much more eagles like this in Canada than in U.S.?

Stunning portrait of a magnificient bird!

You can put ISO to 800 and obtain less noise.
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Remi. Glad you like the shot, and thank you for the suggestion about the ISO, much appreciated. (:o)
great great great. if i may (and this is only thru observation over time of many bird shots)...even a slight profile on the head adds a dimension that a straight front on doesnt achieve with birds...its that beak that juts out
Rosalyn Sears: I totally agree about the `slight profile` working better. I took loads of photographs of this handsome bird, but picked this one because it was the sharpest. Please don`t ever hesitate to make suggestions, they are always appreciated. (:o)

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camera NIKON D40X
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO1600
focal length 300.0mm
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