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WINNER of the One Bird, One Branch Challenge in the Mood & Ambi(e)nce Group

2nd Place in the Birds In The Spotlight – Fearlessly… Challenge in the Featured for a Challenge Group

3rd Place in the Qualified: 10 Features Challenge in the Featured for a Challenge Group

3rd Place in the Birds on Branches Challenge in the Canadiana Group

Featured in “A Love of Canon” January 2011
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Featured in “The Birds” February 2011
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Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” September 2011

A magnificent Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) dramatically lands on a branch at the top of a tall Douglas Fir.

Photographed off the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Canon 20D
1/200sec f5.6 ISO 200
500mm F4L IS lens + 1.4x converter

26 favoritings as at February 3rd 2011

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bald eagle, bird of prey, british columbia, raptor, wildlife

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shots Martin, I am jealous, I always see the back end of them as they fly away :-)

  • Lol, thanks very much Michael, appreciate your kind words!

    – Martin Smart

  • Brian Beckett
    Brian Beckettover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot, well captured. Well done

  • Thanks very much Brian, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Amazing shot Matin! They are so darn gorgeous!

  • They certainly are Tina, one of my favorite subjects to photograph, thank you so much for your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super capture Martin!!…Tony

  • Thanks very much Tony, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Awesome shot Martin gorgeous…

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments Maggie!

    – Martin Smart

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    fantastic shot..a fav

  • Thanks very much George, very kind of you!

    – Martin Smart

  • fortner
    fortnerover 3 years ago
    Outstanding Martin ……different pose and very sharp !!!!!
  • Glad you like it Ray, thanks very much indeed, I appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Mark  Lucey
    Mark Luceyover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the Feature Mark, very much appreciated!!

    – Martin Smart

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 3 years ago

    Nice job Martin! Great capture!
    Congratulations

  • Thanks very much Yani, I appreciate your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What a beauty! Wonderful capture.

  • Thank you so much Bunny, very kind of you!

    – Martin Smart

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