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A young Bald Eagle perched on a Maple Branch above a tributary where salmon spawn. The weakened and spawned out salmon make for an easy meal during the cold winter months.
Bald Eagles under five years of age are brown with various amounts of white mottling.


Taken on Dec 16/12 at 11:44am in Chemainus, on south east vancouver Island B.C.Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including Gimbal tripod head
Taken at, 1/320’s at f/5.6, + 1/3 ev, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
Slight cropping on right and left.


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture Sandy

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 1 year ago

    What a beauty Sandy, great image. I am jealous of your eagles!!

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Lovely sharp capture Sandy.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 1 year ago

    Beautiful Eagle, love the environment with it.

  • Rose Vanderstap
    Rose Vanderstapover 1 year ago

    excellent shot Sandy love those eyes

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice find and capture my friend. Well done. Hugs

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 1 year ago

    Wow, he is a good looking fellow:_ Great capture Sandy

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

    Nice Work.

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 1 year ago

    Great capture Sandy and a fav

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 1 year ago

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