The American Eagle

© Richard Plummer

The American Eagle

Uploaded: December 30, 2006


Driving home to Idaho for the Holidays, I caught two wild Bald Eagles sitting perched on a dead tree just outside of Challis. They let me get close enough to fill the frame and capture a few shots. Then continued their hunt for fish in the icy Salmon River.
Exposure 1/320s at F/5.6, Focal length 400mm, with Canon 100-400mm lens.

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 1/1, ExposureTime: 0.003125, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance:


Susan Weisensel December 30, 2006

Very cool image. We have Bald Eagles close to me, but they always stay across the river so I can't get close enough, even will 500mm. Great capture. #579830

Richard D. Cox December 30, 2006

Outstanding capture! I'm jealous. #3761390

Richard Plummer December 31, 2006

Thank you,I tried to get more shots all week but I could not get that close again. #3764582

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2007

Magnificent capture!
--Lisa #4874684

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