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Published: February 25, 2012
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Bald eagle's breath lit up by sunlight at Hawk Conservancy Trust

FAQs about the photo:

Is this a completely wild bird?

No, it is a captive bird at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, UK [link]

How did you catch the breath?

It was a cool but sunny day. Combined with the dark background, the sunlight was enough to light up any mist to make it show up. The background was their shelter in the shade, but looks dark to the camera compared to the bird.

If you're in the area, I would definitely recommend visiting the Hawk Conservancy Trust where you can not only get a similar photo yourself, but they also run some spectacular flying displays.
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1024x683px 170.62 KB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/395 second
Focal Length
235 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 25, 2012, 2:54:13 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
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AveragePhotographer's avatar
AveragePhotographer|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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regnoart's avatar
regnoart|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! :clap:
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Artificial-Thunder|Hobbyist General Artist
Can you smell it? This is what freedom smells like.
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amzimme|Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, I love that you can see its breath! It's also cool how this photo is made of darks and lights so that it's almost black and white except for that bright yellow bill and the eagle's eye. Eye-catching and beautiful :)
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lonely-eel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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DeerCrowShadow|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love eagles!
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sevenxlives|Hobbyist Photographer
a really very great photo. =)
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Bildersammlerin's avatar
The Eagle looks very impressive and I really like that you can see him breathing! Great work! :)
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TheWorldInImages|Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing
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judith559|Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing shot! it`s a beautiful photo with the breath that you see!
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Sleepwalker1803|Hobbyist Photographer
Mindblowing! :faint:
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Marlboro, the smocker true grit?
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fayed12311|Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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MerryOnes|Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Wow. WOW. I have never seen anything like this! Gorgeous, gorgeous bird.
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lluvia-estival| Traditional Artist
:iconmesmerizing-animals: Your artwork has been featured in our March feature: [link]
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sugartwins|Professional Photographer
Amazing close-up! The Bald Eagle is one of my favorites to watch. They are beautiful in flight.
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Wyld-Art-Photography's avatar
Super super capture!!! Well deserved DD:):):)
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Tharshinaa|Student Traditional Artist
You might or might not reply to this, but I just think it's really very sweet and humble of you to remember those who have added this piece of art to their favourites or commented, even after getting a DD, and thanking them in some small way or the other. =) Kudos to you, my friend.
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rctfan2|Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo, and congrats on the DD. The great detail captured is awesome and I love the back lighting. I always imagined their call to be like that of the red tailed hawk they sound nothing like they look :) (Bad Ass)
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SiberiumAbyss|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel bad that I didn't comment on this earlier, but I must say, of all the eagle pictures I've seen, this is one of the most breathtaking I've seen yet! I really love how the sunlight outlines the eagle's figure against the contrastingly darker background... there's an air of clarity and radiance about it that I can't shake off, and the steam eddying from its beak only contributes to the photo's splendour.... it's beautiful. ^_^
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AdARDurden|Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome Capture !!! :)
Congrats on the DD !!! :clap:
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