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882 views/31 faves/22 Jan 2011

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55-255mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 8.6, Shutter speed 1/400, ISO 100
Focal Length 125mm.

Location: Taken in the Assiniboine Park eagle enclosure in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The Bald Eagle… Haliaeetus Leacocephalus

In 1872, when the Bald Eagle, was chosen as the symbol of the United states, Benjamin Franklin initially protested. He considered this eagle “a bird of bad moral character”, and recommended that the young nation adopt the Wild Turkey instead. The Bald Eagle once bred throughout North America, but its numbers have declined severely due to pesticide poisoning. Today some of these pesticides have been banned, and they are making a modest comeback.

Identification: 30-43 inches. Very large, brown, hawklike bird with a white head, tail and stout, hooked yellow beak. Immatures variable with a dark head and tail witha black bill.

Voice; A series of squeaky, thin cackling or chittering notes.

Habitant: Seacoasts, lakes, rivers, and marshes.

Range: Breeds in the forested areas of Alaska and Canada south to Oregon, N.Idaho, Great Lakes area and N. New England: generally along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and in Florida. Winters from S. Canada south, especially along the major river systems of the interior.

Info gleaned from The Audubon Society Field Guide.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL WORK

  • Thanks for the fave
    and your most kind comments
    much appreciated.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture!!!

  • Thanks Deborah
    always appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Luca Renoldi
    Luca Renoldialmost 5 years ago

    magnificient capture Larry! fabulous details and interesting informations!

  • Thanks Luca
    your most kind comments aere always appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 5 years ago

    Amazing Larry! He’s certainly sizing you up. Probably figured outyou were to big for dinner. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie,
    much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • akaurora
    akauroraalmost 5 years ago

    AW … such a beautiful close up capture of a Bald Eagle … ♥ the inquisitive pose. Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Thanks for the fave folks
    and your kind comments,
    I see you have a soft spot for these manificant birds as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgeralmost 5 years ago

    Beauteous A fave 4 sure!!

  • Hi Gail
    Thanks for the fave, and your kind comments
    much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...almost 5 years ago

    stunning

  • Thanks for the fave,
    and your comments Heather

    – Larry Trupp

  • Viki B
    Viki Balmost 5 years ago

    instant favorite, eagles are so amazing and this is an awesome image

  • Hi Viki
    Thanks for the fave
    and your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningalmost 5 years ago

    cool shot my friend

  • Thanks Cheryl
    much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Viki B
    Viki Balmost 5 years ago

    Larry, I’ve been looking at all your photos and I’ve decided that when I grow up I want to be an amateur photographer just like you.

  • I truly appreciate your compliment Viki
    I have added you to my watchlist.
    Just let me know if I can help you along the way

    – Larry Trupp

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