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Old Aug 14, 2011, 1:39 PM   #1
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Default Birds- Bald Eagle Howling at the Moon

Actually this is a female eagle that was calling back a Juvenile eagle. I heard all the squawking, looked up and saw her making quiet a fuss. Then all of a sudden the Juvenile came swooping back to the tree.

Another interesting note. This female had about 30% of her feathers white instead of brown. It is a form of partial albinism called Leucism. You can see that the breast has many white feathers as well as some on her back.
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Great series, and very interesting story about her coloring. I think it's pretty effective camouflage!
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Lovely shots. What equipment?
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Great series, and very interesting story about her coloring. I think it's pretty effective camouflage!

Thanks Saly. Yeah, in that willow tree it works pretty well.
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Lovely shots. What equipment?
Thank you very much. I was using a Nikon D7000 with the Nikon 200-400mm VR f/4 and a 1.4 TC. That lens, while expensive, is absolutely fantastic for the type of wildlife photography I like to shoot.

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Awesome shots! Fascinating about the extra white feathers on the mom.
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Awesome shots! Fascinating about the extra white feathers on the mom.

Thank you for the compliment. Cheers
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Again, great photos Steve!

Those are majestic birds, no doubt!

The sky in the 1st photo might be a tad too 'blue' ... but yes, it's still a fantastic photo.

My fav in this series is the 'here comes JR' one... what a great composition of it in flight! Thanks.

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Thanks Paul. The sky is blue, but I didn't enhance it. Maybe it's due to the setting on my camera. I do have the color set to Vivid II which does bump up the saturation a bit. But, I like it that way for most shots, so I guess to each his own.

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