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Photographic Art – 2nd Place
SoJie 15, May 2012

Linaji Award
Excellence in Clarity and Composition
SoJie 15, May 2012

JOINT WINNER of the Qualified: 19 Features Challenge in the Featured for a Challenge Group

WINNER of the Top Ten Winners Only Challenge in the Pacific Northwest Group

WINNER of the Wild Birds of the Northwest Challenge in the Pacific Northwest Group

WINNER of the April Features Challenge in the Wild Nature Photography & Writing Group

WINNER of the Top 10 Challenge in the Photography Challenge Group

WINNER of the Your Early Work and Inspiration Challenge in the Live and Let Live Group

JOINT WINNER of the Birds in Flight Challenge in the High Quality Animal Images Group

WINNER of the Your Favorite Nature Photo Challenge in the Beauty of Nature (Nothing Man Made) Group

2nd Place in the BIRDS Challenge inThe World As We See It, or as we missed it Group

2nd Place in the September Avatar Challenge in the Breathtaking Animals & Plants Group

2nd Place in the Coming in to land or water Challenge in the Vision of Flight Photography Group

3rd Place in the Less than 5000 views next challenge in the 5000+ Views Group

3rd Place in the Coastal birds in flight Challenge in the Beach, River and Lake Treasures Group

3rd Place in the Your Favorite Canadiana Image Challenge in the Canadiana Group

3rd Place in the Best of Letter E Challenge in the Alphabet Soup group

Featured in “300+ Go Long!” August 2009
Featured in “For the love of Canon” August 2009
Featured in “I Love Birds” August 2009
Featured in “Canon DSLR” August 2009
Featured in “Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature Art” October 2009
Featured in “Wild Birds in Flight” October 2009
Featured in “Canadiana” November 2009
Featured in “High Quality Animal Images” November 2009
Featured in “World Wildlife Photography” December 2009
Featured in “Photography Challenge” December 2009
Featured in “Alphabet Soup” February 2010
Featured in “Wild Nature Photography & Writing” April 2010
Featured in “A Vision of Flight Photography” July 2010
Featured in “Pacific Northwest” September 2010
Featured in “Birds! Birds! Birds!” February 2011
Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” May 2011
Featured in “Colour and Light” May 2011
Featured in “High Quality Images” May 2011
Featured in “Closeups in Nature” May 2011
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” January 2012

A magnificent Bald Eagle about to land on its nest clutching a fish in its talons to feed to a young eaglet.
Photographed off the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, this was one of the images taken during the first year of photographing action at this Bald Eagle’s nest. After a few visits and many hours of waiting patiently and after numerous failed attempts I eventually captured this shot of one of the eagles returning to the nest clutching a fish in its talons. I was truly inspired by the event and returned to photograph at the same nest site the following two years. For further details of my experiences photographing at this nest site please see here

554 views, 31 favoritings as at December 27th 2009

This is one of the images used in my Fly with the Eagles calendar

Canon 20D with Canon EF500 f4 IS lens + 1.4x converter
1/500sec f8 ISO 200

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  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, Martin!

  • Thanks very much Olga!

    – Martin Smart

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

  • Wow, thank you so much Kelly!! Very much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you James!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 5 years ago

    What awesome timing! Excellent!

  • Many thanks Bob!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture and such clarity in the face and eyes. What lens did you use with your 20D?

  • Thank you very much for your comments Jan! For this shot I used my Canon EF500 F4L IS with a 1.4x converter.

    – Martin Smart

  • JWallace
    JWallaceover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture you have great timing!!!!

  • Thank you very much Jerry and Brenda. Believe me, I spent many hours waiting for this shot!!!

    – Martin Smart

  • AFogArty
    AFogArtyover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Martin.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Martin Smart

  • patriciapen
    patriciapenover 5 years ago

    Wonderful sighting and capture.

  • Thanks very much Sharon!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 5 years ago

    Stunning! You have some wonderful work Martin and I’m very pleased to have found it.

  • Thanks very much your comments David and for taking the time to check out my work – much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • betty porteus
    betty porteusover 5 years ago

    wow – the image we all dream of taking – congratulations

  • Thanks so much Betty, I appreciate the compliment!

    – Martin Smart

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