Bald Eagle:  Mature Adult on the Beach by David Friederich

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This image was captured on the beach of the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, very close to my home. Bald eagles are thriving here. Frequently on my way to work I can count 10 to 15 birds. This one posed very nicely for me.

Captured with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 600 mm f4 lens with 1:4 teleconverter (840 mm), ISO 400, f6.3, 1/640s. Cropped, color corrected, and sharpened in PS CS4.


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If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiover 5 years ago

    Instant fav….awesome capture David…love his stern look!! Bravo :)

  • Thank you so much, Donna, for the comment, and the fav. Bald eagles always seem to look stern.

    – David Friederich

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    OH ,,,a beauty David!! Wow!! A fave 4 me!!

  • Thank you, Gail. I appreciate the comment and fave.

    – David Friederich

  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonover 5 years ago

    Nice shot!!!

  • Thank you, Tara.

    – David Friederich

  • lanebrain photography
    lanebrain phot...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture David! They are fun to shoot! Well done!!

  • Yes, Lanebrain, they are fun to shoot. Thank you for commenting.

    – David Friederich

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Great Capture…..

  • Thank you, Kimberly.

    – David Friederich

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Oh this is awesome…looks like he is just posing there for you David…this is so close that you feel that he is a good friend of yours :) Another beauty.

  • He certainly was cooperative, Anthea. The close up brings a kind of intimacy that is not usual in my images of eagles. Thank you, Anthea.

    – David Friederich

  • linifer
    liniferover 5 years ago

    Great shot! Must be fantastic to see them so regularly :))

  • It is fantastic, linifer. I feel very fortunate to have them so close and so plentiful. Just a couple of hundred metres from my place is a eagle nest. A chick hatched just days ago. I hear his loud call when I go outside, as he demands to be fed. Thank you for this comment, Linifer.

    – David Friederich

  • jesika
    jesikaover 5 years ago

    David, you have spoiled my morning. You see 10 to 15 Bald Eagles on your way to work!!! I’ve never seen a single one. Just NOT FAIR. Sulks in silence…LOL
    Seriously, this is a superb shot, just what I would expect from you, there is so much detail and clarity.

  • I just re-read my narrative, Jesika….A little hyperbole in my enthusiasm. I will change the text. More accurately it should read, “I can see as many as 10-15 eagles on my way to work. Invariably I see 3 or 4.” I hope that helps to reduce your sulks :)))). Thank you for commenting. I do feel very blessed to see and to hear these remarkable creatures. Their piercing cry touches one’s soul, and is iconic here on Canada’s west coast.

    – David Friederich

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful and majestic bird !! lovely capture

  • They are very majestic, Trudi. I am glad I capture that in this image. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • Bobby McLeod
    Bobby McLeodover 5 years ago

    great shot of this majestic bird!

  • Thank you, bobby.

    – David Friederich

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