Got Fish?

Uploaded: January 31, 2009 18:26:38


Yesterday, I managed to get to Starved Rock to see the eagles.
This was my first time there and I was amazed.
I would guess that there was between 75 and 100 eagles if not more.
I hope to get back soon!

Comments welcome and appreciated!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Bill Knaps January 31, 2009

Wow Mike, What an amazing and beautiful capture. Bill #1076526

William C. Raco level-classic January 31, 2009

Excellent detail, Mike!
Great pose, too
Very well done #7111669

Jeana Clark January 31, 2009

Awesome an Awesome Shot Mike!!!
The clarity and details are Fantastic!!!
Excellent comp and superb timing!!!

~J~ #7111692

Ron McEwan January 31, 2009

A terrific image here, so sharp, very well composed, nice work Mike #7111700

Patrick Rouzes January 31, 2009

Incredible clarity, detail,lighting, focus,dof & b/g here Mike!!! Amazing work here,my friend!!!
HGope you get back soon- wish I were there too!!! #7111837

February 01, 2009

Amazing shot Mike! #7113832

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 02, 2009

Amazing capture. I never realized that eagles came to Starve Rock. #7117107

Eivor Kuchta February 02, 2009

I'm so envious, Mike! Hope to see more in your gallery! #7118071

Michael Umbreit February 02, 2009

Thanks! I saw more eagles in one afternoon than I had previously seen during my entire lifetime (and that is more than just a few years)! :-) Mike #7119707

Kathleen Rinker February 03, 2009

Great capture Mike!! #7122961

Michael Umbreit February 03, 2009

Kathleen - Thanks so much!! - Mike #7123585

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe February 10, 2009

BEAUTIFUL! Love this shot! Everything is just perfect. Great work Mike. #7149436

Michael Umbreit February 11, 2009

Lisa - Thank You!! - Mike #7155125

February 20, 2009

Mike, this is just awesome! I too have been having a blast with the eagles in the past few weeks! I need to post some more of them. I love your gallery, you do amazing work.

~Filomena #7189015

Michael Umbreit February 21, 2009

Filomena - Thanks so much! I took a quick look at your gallery and you have some great eagle shots. I need to take a better look and leave some comments! - Mike #7191580

Tiia Vissak February 23, 2009

Congratulations! #7198175

Karen Engelbreth February 23, 2009



Christian Rosito February 23, 2009

WOW! Congratulations Mike! #7198759

Jeana Clark February 23, 2009

Fabulous Finalist!!!!
Hope to see again!!!

~J~ #7199033

Angie Sidles level-classic February 23, 2009

Big congrats Mike!! Beautiful finalists!!! :) #7199399

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Mike! #7200269

Eivor Kuchta February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Mike! #7200330

Colette M. Metcalf February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Mike!!! #7200384

Renee Doyle February 23, 2009

Congratulations on this superb finalist Mike!! #7200409

Susan Fox February 23, 2009

Congratulations! #7200812

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist Mike! #7201146

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist Mike, a beauty! #7201365

February 23, 2009

Congratulations Mike on your finalist! You deserve it! This capture is a beauty!

~Filomena #7201407

Kathleen Rinker February 23, 2009

Congratulations Mike!! #7201532

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Outstanding!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserving finalist, Mike!! Good luck on the next round!! #7201703

Kerry Hill February 23, 2009

Huge congratulations Mike!!!!!! #7201765

Michelle Alton February 23, 2009

Mike, the most beautifully lit Eagle shot I've seen. Beautiful. Congratulations! #7201988

Joan Powell February 23, 2009

congrats on this beauty ! #7202259

Deb Koskovich February 23, 2009

Hooray, Mike! Congrats! #7202666

Cathy Barrows February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...awesome #7202745

Sam Britt February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Mike! #7202971

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Well done, Mike!!! Congrats on this fantastic Finalist! Good luck! Laura #7203407

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Another wonderful finalist, Mike! Great work you've done! #7203743

Brett Dolsen February 23, 2009

Stunning inflight and congratulations Mike!!Brett #7203752

frank w. degenhardt February 23, 2009

Well, you did it. A Finalist. That is so wonderful and it’s great to see the judges feel the same way about your work as I do. Congratulations and may we see this picture in the next round. #7204833

ROLAN NARMAN February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Mike! #7204883

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 23, 2009

Awesome animal capture and Congrats on another beautiful Finalist, Mike.

Usman. #7205435

Katarina Mansson February 24, 2009

Congratulations Mike! #7206047

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 24, 2009

Congrats Mike on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7206627

Michael Umbreit February 24, 2009

Wow!! Thanks so much for the very numerous and kind comments! I have to apologize for my tardiness, I haven't even gone through the list of finalists yet. Just not enough time in a day. Thanks again!! - Mike #7206773

Derek D. Dafoe February 24, 2009

Great finalist Mike! Congrats!! #7207538

Jean E. Hildebrant February 24, 2009

I've been loving all your eagle photos, Mike! Incredible and a well deserved finalist! Hope it goes gold!!! #7207748

Ellen Hodges February 24, 2009

Congrats, Mike!! #7207875

Corinne M. Thompson February 24, 2009

Fabulous image Mike, Congrats on your finalist! #7210583

Michael Umbreit February 24, 2009

Derek/Jean/Ellen/Corinne - Thanks so much! - Mike #7210653

Lorna Shutter February 24, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on another well-deserved Finalist Award, Mike!!!!! Photobucket #7210781

Michael Umbreit February 24, 2009

Lorna - Thanks for your continued support!! - Mike #7211370

M.Christine Duncan February 27, 2009

Holy Cow... amazing shot!!! Congrats on this finalist, I'm in awe! Sounds like a very cool place to spend some time too! #7221924

Michael Umbreit February 28, 2009

Christine - Thanks!! - Mike #7227206

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 05, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!



Michael Umbreit March 05, 2009

Peaches - Thanks so much!! - Mike #7248975

Kathy L. Clark March 18, 2009

Belated congratulations to you Mike. What an awesome picture. #7301252

Michael Umbreit March 20, 2009

Kathy - Thanks again! - Mike #7309126

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