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Feb 10, 2019 01:54:43   #
billbarcus
 
Came across this juvenile Bald Eagle today while out cruising along the Clark Fork River. D610, Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E VR w/Nikon TC 1.4 1/400 @ f/8 ISO 200.


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Feb 10, 2019 02:07:51   #
mas24
 
Nice shot. I suppose mother eagle said. It is time to take care of yourself. Good hunting.

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Feb 10, 2019 06:40:04   #
jccash
 
billbarcus wrote:
Came across this juvenile Bald Eagle today while out cruising along the Clark Fork River. D610, Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E VR w/Nikon TC 1.4 1/400 @ f/8 ISO 200.


Nice shot. He looks ticked off. LOL

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Feb 10, 2019 06:55:16   #
wham121736
 
Probably ticked off because mom deserted him. (or her).
jccash wrote:
Nice shot. He looks ticked off. LOL

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Feb 10, 2019 07:02:56   #
tommy2
 
Great shot, the angle of the sunshine and catch light in its eye create a dramatic composition of an otherwise good subject as well.

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Feb 10, 2019 07:26:19   #
jccash
 
wham121736 wrote:
Probably ticked off because mom deserted him. (or her).


Shot this one in my front years.



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Feb 10, 2019 10:53:16   #
billbarcus
 
Thanks. Momma & Poppa were close by, watching.

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Feb 10, 2019 10:55:15   #
billbarcus
 
Yes, eagles naturally look PO'd most of the time. Thanks.

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Feb 10, 2019 11:01:30   #
billbarcus
 
Thank you. It was the very last ray of the 'Golden Hour'. The sun sank behind the mountains in about one minute after clicking the shutter. I was shooting on 'machine-gun' mode, so did get several good keepers at various poses.

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Feb 10, 2019 11:21:31   #
billbarcus
 
As a rule eagle families stay together thru the early years. While the juveniles may appear to have been abandoned, the adults are usually nearby somewhere in the sky or elsewhere - our human eyes just don't see or detect them when they're cruising around at 10-thousand feet. Bald eagles don't develop the white head until about 5 years of age. Thanks for looking.

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Feb 10, 2019 13:02:09   #
billbarcus
 
This is a Rough-legged hawk. The tell-tale bright yellow fore-beak and brown-speckled & white leg feathers are a dead give-away. Judging from the head pose, it appears as though this bird is a bit soaked and has a dampened spirit from a recent rain. Good shot.

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Feb 11, 2019 07:54:31   #
NJFrank (a regular here)
 
Typical teenager, just hanging out Nice one.

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Feb 11, 2019 11:04:30   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Good capture Bill.

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Feb 11, 2019 16:36:11   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
He doesn't look too thrilled about his independence though..........but he appears healthy and will do just fine I am sure.

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Feb 11, 2019 20:18:33   #
billbarcus
 
Thanks, Frank.

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