Sky King

Uploaded: August 30, 2006 12:50:26


This majestic adult bald eagle spooked from high on a cliff just as we set up our tripods to capture him. His power and effortless flight was evident as he swooped down from his perch and glided in a curving right arc past us. Image cropped to minimize the distracting background while letting him fly into the picture. Kluane National Park, British Columbia, on our Alaska vacation.

Exif: FNumber: 6.3, ExposureBiasValue: 1/3, ExposureTime: 0.0015625, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 800, WhiteBalance: auto white balance


Tonya R. Boles August 30, 2006

Wonderful shot. #513286

Deb James August 30, 2006

Superb! Excellent clarity and detail the DOF is perfect. #3245710

August 30, 2006

I love it!! Perfect! #3245857

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 30, 2006

Fantastic capture. Loved looking through your gallery. So many awesome photos. Would take way to long to comment on all of them. Keep up the nice work. #3245957

Lynn Crawford August 30, 2006

Such a beautiful capture, love the detail on the eagle and great DOF :) #3245983

August 30, 2006

Wow, what a glorious bird! You captured him well.... details are perfect! #3246788

Kim S. Hite August 30, 2006

What a stunning capture! #3247316

Janine Russell level-deluxe August 30, 2006

Dick and Sara, great detail, exposure and lighting. #3247518

Dan Walters August 31, 2006

Great shot! You really got the eyes tack sharp! #3252120

anonymous A. September 14, 2006

I am thoroughly impressed and very jealous!
Wonderful work...if you could call this "work". #3308764

Sara And Dick level-addict September 14, 2006

Dan and David, Thank you for your kind comments on our eagle! We had a wonderful trip and very productive!!! Sara & Dick #3310317

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 26, 2006

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3365844

Dennis Flanagan September 26, 2006

Truly a wow shot. Congrats. #3366591

Graeme yew Chow September 26, 2006

Congrats on this super capture , will see this again definitely, Sara & Dick. #3366948

Graham D. Sher September 26, 2006

superb capture and very well deserved finalist #3367789

Shawn Jennings September 27, 2006

Wonderful capture! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #3374477

Mitch Spence level-classic September 28, 2006

I'm just in awe that you got this shot. #3381126

Sara And Dick level-addict September 28, 2006

Kay, Dennis, Graeme, Graham, Shawn & Mitch - thank you so much for your inspiring comments! We certainly enjoyed taking this picture. Everything was perfect that day..... Thanks again, Dick & Sara #3381684

Graeme yew Chow September 28, 2006

Dick and Sara, as I said we will see it again. spot on judgement ! congrats to you. #3382836

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Dick and Sara, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383089

September 29, 2006

Congratulations!!! Glad to see that this photo won, well deserved. #3383901

anonymous A. September 29, 2006

Hardly surprising! Excellent result: congratulations. #3384290

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner. #3385124

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 29, 2006

Terrific capture, congrats! #3385814

She-She Killough September 29, 2006

WHAT a CAPTURE!!! Congrats on this Fine Image!! #3385915

Colette M. Metcalf September 29, 2006

Great capture! Congrats on your win!! #3386736

Sara And Dick level-addict September 30, 2006

Graeme, Janine, Kim, David, Kay, Claudia, She-She and Colette - Thank you so much for your inspiring words and support! With winter quickly approaching, South Florida will come alive with many great opportunity for similar shots, with different birds of course, we don't have eagles down here (at least not in any great quantity). Please feel free to call on us and we will be happy to serve as your guides to our local "hot spots"!!! Thank you again!!!! #3390419

Karen Walzer October 01, 2006

Congrats on your beautiful image! K #3394841

Aida Villaronga October 01, 2006

Congratulation,Sara and Dick! #3394883

Allan L. Whitehead October 03, 2006

Magnificent win, Sara & Dick, well done my friend - Allan #3403440

Sara And Dick level-addict October 03, 2006

Karen, Aida & Allan - Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement!! What we experienced in 13 days in Alaska still excites us! The Alaska that we saw left such a memorable impression that we are planning next summer's trip, this time with a twist. We encourage all viewers out there, and specially those that commented and appreciate our eagle picture to give some serious thought to visiting Alaska as the photo ops are endless!!! Thanks again - Dick & Sara #3404023

Shawn Jennings October 04, 2006

Congratulations on your win!!! #3406308

Ariel Lepor October 13, 2006

Stunning. #3446343

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 21, 2006

Truly amazing and beautiful shot. You captured this so perfect! Love it! Great job!! #3480485

Bill Houghton October 21, 2006

WOW!! Simply an awesome shot. It deserves first place in my openion. Congratulations. #3481992

Sara And Dick level-addict October 21, 2006

Shawn, Ariel, Shelly and Bill - Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. It means a lot when it comes from fellow photographers! #3482325

Cheryl E. Molennor June 07, 2007

Well deserved win! Congratulations to both of you. What a great collection of images! I enjoyed my visit. #4376870

Baqer Mohd Jawad June 07, 2007

Really this is great job and wonderful capture! Congratulations secound place winner .. all the best #4377135

Sara And Dick level-addict June 08, 2007

Thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated!!! #4379153

Michelle T. Hekle November 16, 2010

This is just the type of picture I hope I can have the joy of capturing one day. #9043572

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