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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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Given 2012-03-13
Breath by *SnowPoring ( Suggested by darkSoul4Life and Featured by trevg )
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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regnoart Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! :clap:
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Artificial-Thunder Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you smell it? This is what freedom smells like.
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tolosati Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
waaaw
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amzimme Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  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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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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lonely-eel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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DeerCrowShadow Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I love eagles!
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
a really very great photo. =)
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
The Eagle looks very impressive and I really like that you can see him breathing! Great work! :)
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jacekson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG :O
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TheWorldInImages Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing
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judith559 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing shot! it`s a beautiful photo with the breath that you see!
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Sleepwalker1803 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mindblowing! :faint:
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Marlboro, the smocker true grit?
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fayed12311 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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MerryOnes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Wow. WOW. I have never seen anything like this! Gorgeous, gorgeous bird.
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lluvia-estival Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconmesmerizing-animals: Your artwork has been featured in our March feature: [link]
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sugartwins Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Super super capture!!! Well deserved DD:):):)
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome Capture !!! :)
Congrats on the DD !!! :clap:
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
You have been featured in #Birds-Club's March News!
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Buddylicious Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think everyone else said it all.... What the heck else is there for me to say?? Fantastic shot!!! :iconhurrplz:
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is an amazing shot and deserves the Daily Deviation!
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TheGraphicsArts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can I use it for one of my works?
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SnowPoring Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please can you expand on what your intended plans are?
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Evi1Sprite Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Amazing capture, I bet you could have spent hours and not got another shot as good!
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
so beautiful and majestic! I love the little puff of breath :aww:
congrats on the DD~
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Jedi-97 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Wow, Awesome! Love it!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome and stunning shot~
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolness. Awesome
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LaFemmeNick Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Incredible catch!
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Orcanaria Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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Whitehorse7577 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
It is beautiful! Nice job what camera did you take it with?
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SnowPoring Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The camera as well as some settings are included on the deviation page. In this case I used a Canon 7D but this type of shot could be done with many types of camera.
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magicyildiz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
:)
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luxs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Haha!!! Awesome!!!
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Beautiful bird, I once saw two of them near a public access lake last year. It was an amazing experience to actually see wild eagles. :D :w00t!:
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Photographer
Wow! Your portrait of the eagle is spectacular enough, but the breath makes it truly unique!!
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FantasticFranco Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
You have to love the color contracts in this amazing picture.
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ennes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
WOW.......Excellent photo......Congrats.
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Bragitta91 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I think this is brilliant
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Nice. Congratulations on DD.
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veangence383 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
nice!
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pikurosonai00 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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benbischop Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Awesome...!!
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February 25, 2012
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/395 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
235 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Feb 25, 2012, 2:54:13 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Windows
Sensor Size
4mm