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I approached to within about 20 metres of this juvenile Wedge-Tailed Eagle and it sat there for long enough for me to fire several frames.
Young Wedgetails are as a rule, generally less wary than their older counterparts and consequently easier to take photos of.

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australia, bird, eagle, majestic, nature, predator, prey, raptor, tailed, wedge

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  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeabout 7 years ago

    Hi David, thought I recognised you!!! Magnificent photos and I hope you put some in next year’s art show, especially as they are planning a photography section for the first time. Unfortunately my eagle photos consist of just discernible shapes in the sky. There are two pairs out near Links Estate at the moment (I don’t know if they stick with the same areas for life – you’re the raptor expert!!)

    Are these film? ( I suspect yes).
    Would love to catch up for a coffee some time.
    :o)

  • Wildpix
    Wildpixabout 7 years ago

    Hi Anne – great to talk(even if via this public site!), and to know that you’re taking great images of Bacchus Marsh amongst others. I was told you were on Red Bubble from Lawrence W in Greendale, and I’ve been following your press photography with interest! Don’t worry, when I first started taking raptor photos mine were, as you say -’ just discernible shapes in the sky’. It’s taken a lot of practice and patience to get the images I’ve got on show on Red Bubble. ( and a long lens has assisted as well!) According to what I’ve read and learned,Wedge-Tailed Eagles they can use the same nest for life, although some birds might have several nests that they use while paired. As for the area they inhabit or frequent, if the requirements of prey availability, territory, and partner are met and continue to be met, and they are not persecuted or suffer any other negative pressures, there is no reason why they shouldn’t remain in a locality.
    All my shots on Red Bubble are digital, taken with a Nikon D2X camera.
    That would be great to see you after all these years, I will contact the newspaper in the next couple of weeks as I’m pretty flat out till then.
    Regards, David.

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