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Eagle stretch

By JWFisher
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©Jeremiah Fisher

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*edit* as I have had once other DD, I will thank everyone in advanced for your kind fav's and comments. I will try and respond to every comment but it wont even be possible to get to every Fav.

Thank you so much and I am again astounded at the recognition of my photograph. *edit*

(none of these links are outgoing they are all DA links within my gallery)

For Perspective see

and from the same shoot

For more of my eagles…

I am often asked about how I have gotten so close to shoot at just XXmm.

Truth is, its about knowing your subject. You can't just ram a camera up random peoples faces and expect great results. You have to coax them, talk to them work with them, and then BAM great shot.

It's no different in the wild. You talk to the animal, maybe not verbally (sometimes though yes even verbally) let them know your there to capture their innate beauty not to disturb or steal from them. So you move easy let them know they are boss and you can do amazing things. Patience is key. And honestly it helps to shoot eagles in Homer Alaska, they have been around people more than most and are somewhat desensitized to us. That being said, I doubt there were many people nearby that could have approached the eagle as I did without it simply flying off. Walking forcefully up with a camera jambed to your nose, just isn't going to do it.
Image details
Image size
1200x943px 777.91 KB
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 20, 2011, 7:02:52 PM
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jamesritchey's avatar
If I were asked to define freedom, using a picture, this would be it. Very nice shot :).
BlueYellowMacaw's avatar
Eagle is doing kung fu.
channel6media's avatar
it's fantastic mate..I love it
moyashisoba's avatar
good♪ρ(^^ )/ jobーー♪
LoveBunniesForever's avatar
do yu take all these pictures
JWFisher's avatar
yes, all the photos posted on my account were taken by me :) 
LoveBunniesForever's avatar
Denzil007's avatar
Beautiful Eagle.
Noverutio's avatar
Your icon it's a cockateil I have one too here he is his name is nibbles  Image by StarSongWolf31  
SnoowDog's avatar
Wonderful photo! What a beautiful Eagle♥ Could I use the picture for a roleplay on Of course I would link back to your Account.
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Jaklovenj's avatar
Hi, i would like to ask you if i can draw this photo, please? :D
jaime-andres's avatar
sensei! best photo ive seen in a while...this is like national geogrphic material...not a thing wrong with it...perfect!
DAFT-ART-Aless's avatar
Greatest Animal in the World !
NinjasHeart's avatar
I used this photo as a reference for a sketch I did. It was purely for my own educational benefits, and will not be re-distributed or sold: [link]

Its a beautiful photograph, very nice job :) So sharp, it was very useful ^_^
finding-equilibrium's avatar
Wow! The pose is great, and the background color goes perfectly.
another stunning piece! :D
JWFisher's avatar
Thank you again, this too is much as you would have seen standing where I was :-) it is a beautiful location.
Henna-Caisa's avatar
es una imagen increible, capturaste la escencia del ave en todo su explendor
JWFisher's avatar
Thanks to the power of google translate I can read that and say :-) Thank you very much.
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