A Bald Eagle in upstate New York

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He was perched at the very top of a Birch tree looking out over the lake (for food I assume). It made it a little difficult to get an angle ( and shooting against a rough patchy sky wasn't the best either), but I got him.

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Well done on spotting him and getting the photos - I think the last one is my favourite although I like the expression on his face in photo 4 :thumbup:
 
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Thanks! It was definitely exhilarating to see one in the wild. Having the camera just made it that much better, I took probably 50-60 shots of it ( i was trying to catch a take-off or a wingspan shot), but after about an hour and a half it seemed clear that it was perfectly content right where it was. :)
 
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Holy Cow, what an opportunity!!! Awesome!!! In one it looks like he's smiling for the camera.
 
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Here are a few more, couldn't help but laugh at two and three of this set, and the first one in this set may be my favorite.


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Under the circumstances you did a good job of capturing this eagle. My brother and I go out every year and try to capture eagle pics, but it's hard to do. They can spot you several miles away. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
 
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Thanks everyone! Glad you like them! Though he was in a tough spot and like I said before the sky was rough, he made it pretty easy!
 

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Love those Eagles.....they are just returning her in Florida preparing for the nesting season.

Nice pics!
 

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