Bricks and Mortar by Martin Smart

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WINNER of the Building a Nest! Challenge in the Addicted Photographer Group

WINNER of the Flying to build a nest Challenge in the Vision Of Flight Photography Group

WINNER of the Home Sweet Home Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

2nd Place in the Birds Carrying Nesting Materials Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” February 2011
Featured in “For the Love of Animals” February 2011
Featured in “The Birds” February 2011
Featured in “A Vision Of Flight Photography” April 2011
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” May 2012

A Bald Eagle returning to continue to build its nest with a branch it has broken off a nearby tree.

The image below illustrates the method and precision used by the Eagle to break off the branches from the top of the tree – note how it is plunging down with great force and speed, legs and talons outstretched and ready for contact with the branch to break it off. An amazing sight to witness!

Photographed along the coastline at North Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC,Canada, with the ocean in the background.

Canon 40D
1/640 sec f8 ISO 400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenover 3 years ago

    Nice one, and a promise of things to come! Interesting description of how they break off branches too – I’ve yet to witness that.

  • Thanks very much Carl, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    fine catch!!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Martin Smart

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great capture and information Martin !

    1 February 2011 … one image a day

  • Thanks very much Trish!

    – Martin Smart

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenover 3 years ago

    Amazing work Martin

  • Thank you very much Dave, appreciate your comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • Akash Puthraya
    Akash Puthrayaover 3 years ago

    So perfect!

  • Thanks very much Akash!

    – Martin Smart

  • jesika
    jesikaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful images

  • Thank you so much Jesika!

    – Martin Smart

  • Rob Lavoie
    Rob Lavoieover 3 years ago

    Nice shot and info, well done

  • Thanks very much Rob!

    – Martin Smart

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 3 years ago

    Perfect! How are you keeping Martin?

  • Keeping pretty good thanks Lee-Anne, hope all is well with you, thanks for stopping by, always appreciate your comments and support!

    – Martin Smart

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Trish, truly appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • George Wheelhouse
    George Wheelhouseover 3 years ago

    Incredible. Great description too.

  • Many thanks George, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

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