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WINNER of the Nature by the alphabet – E Challenge in the Made By Nature Group

WINNER of the Wings Up, Talons Down! Challenge in the Birds of Prey Group

2nd Place in the Birthday 2012 Surprise Challenge – Birds of Prey in the Featured For A Challenge Group

2nd Place in the Featured Works November 2011 Challenge in the Nature in its Entirety group

3rd Place in The Birds! Challenge in the Extreme Close-Ups Group

Featured in “Canon DSLR” August 2009
Featured in “I Love Birds” August 2009
Featured in “300+ Go Long!” August 2009
Featured in “Animals in Action” October 2009
Featured in “Nature in Its Entirety” November 2011
Featured in “Featured For a Challenge” May 2012

A magnificent Bald Eagle, with attitude, just landed on a tree branch at the top of a tall Douglas Fir very close to it’s nest.
Photographed off the east coast of Vancouver island, BC.

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

Canon 20D
1/320sec f5.6 ISO 200

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  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaover 5 years ago

    Great shot, Martin!

  • Thank you very much Olga!

    – Martin Smart

  • main1
    main1over 5 years ago

    Awesome shot!!

  • Many thanks Marleia!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Splendid capture. Gorgeous composition and details.

  • Thanks so much Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • Crystaleyes
    Crystaleyesover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Great colours and details. Well Done!

  • Thank you very much Crystaleyes!

    – Martin Smart

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    WOW, this is fantastic!

  • Thank you Barbara!

    – Martin Smart

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayover 5 years ago

    Magnificent capture! What a pose!! Fabulous detail and marvelous colors! … you’ve left me wondering about your perspective… if he’s landing on the top of a tall fir… where WERE YOU?!! In a tree?

  • Thank you very much DJ! I was on a cliff…. pretty much at eye level with the top of the tree. Turned out to be a great position for the photograph! (Can’t imagine climbing a tree with a camera and 500mm lens on my back!!!)

    – Martin Smart

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeover 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!! this is an amazing capture… What great timing.

  • Thank you so much Rosemaree!

    – Martin Smart

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyover 5 years ago

    Whoollly mike. So sharp its unreal. Would love to see you submit to 300+ Go Long!

  • Thank you very much Ken. Will take your advice!!

    – Martin Smart

  • Al Williscroft
    Al Williscroftover 5 years ago

    Wow awesome capture!!!

  • Many thanks Al!

    – Martin Smart

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much BigD – I really appreciate the feature!

    – Martin Smart

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