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In this fourth shot of my bald eagles’ nest series, the mother bald eagle has just joined her two young at the end of the day. The whole family sleeps together in two large coniferous trees. In the two weeks I have been shooting and observing at the nest, “dad” always arrives last at the end of the day. Soon the young fledged eagles will be on their own, completely abandoned by their parents. In this shot, she is certainly giving me the eye, as she hides herself within the protective bows of fir tree next to the nesting tree.

Captured on the Fraser River in Delta, British Columbia, using a Nikon D300 and Nikkor f4 600 mm lens, on a Gitzo tripod, ISO 640, -0.33 EV, f4, 1/100s.

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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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    All I can say is AWESOME!!

  • Thank you, Marvin.

    – David Friederich

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture,
    Gorgeous looking bird.

  • Thank you, Brandie.

    – David Friederich

  • Christophe Mespoulede
    Christophe Mes...about 5 years ago

    really great!

  • Thank you, Christophe.

    – David Friederich

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikarabout 5 years ago

    He’s keeping an eye on you! Very nice capture!

  • She is definitely giving me the look, Janet. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieabout 5 years ago

    OH MY! I think i’m speechless David! THis is amazing! She’s definitely watching you! :)

  • Thank you, Kelly. For 10 days or so, I have watched her join her babes at the end of a day. There was just enough light, and she was close enough, that I could make this shot.

    – David Friederich

  • RRoca
    RRocaabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture!!

  • Thank you, RRoca.

    – David Friederich

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiabout 5 years ago

    AWESOME capture David. I love her behind the pine. Fabulous comp and clarity. :)

  • It was amazing, Donna, to see how this huge bird would disappear into the bows of this large fir tree where she would spend the night. Someone walking past would not notice her, in spite of her size. Thank you, Donna.

    – David Friederich

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaabout 5 years ago

    omg this is absolutely fantastic! instant fav! wow, wow, wow, such eye contact – you should put it in that group!

  • Thank you for the great compliment, Carol, and the fave. I added this to The Eyes Have It group, and am awaiting approval.

    – David Friederich

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeabout 5 years ago

    Magnificent!!!!! Instant fave David. That is some eye contact!

  • Yes, I love the eye contact too, Cheryl. Thank you for the comment and fave.

    – David Friederich

  • g8tway
    g8twayabout 5 years ago

    One of the best Eagle shots I have seen……

  • Wow, that is quite a compliment, Tim. Thank you.

    – David Friederich

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