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Old Nov 2, 2008, 1:54 PM   #1
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Local bird photographers around here are quite a buzz with the recent sighting of an immature Bald Eagle at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. I went there yesterday morning and came home with the following shots. This bird is HUGE when you seeing it flying over the water.

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14) Doggy shake to ward off the water.




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Old Nov 2, 2008, 9:28 PM   #2
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Outstanding series, very beautiful .
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Awesome stuff Hung!! Looks like they were right there! Yeah, Baldies are BIG!...young or mature........cheers...Don
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Great action shots of the Osprey, Hung -- I didn't realize they stocked trout in that place.
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Wow Hung, those Osprey shots are just amazing.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 10:21 AM   #6
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Flutelady - Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the series.

Don - Thanks man. Yeah I was taken back at how large bald eagles are in real life. When I saw it flying towards me from across the water, I recognized it right away because it has such a robust torso. Impressive bird.

Penolta - I talked to the local fisherman and they just stocked it a week or two ago. There were 4 osprey hanging around the lake when I was there. Must be easy pickings. The immature bald eagle would then harrass the osprey to steal the trout afterwards.

Tom - Thanks. This small little man made lake/park turned out to be a great place to shoot ospreys because they recently stocked it with trout for the fisherman.

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Bravo Hung, bravo!!!
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Simply sensational ! The image detail is incredible. How close were you to these birds?

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Will - Thanks. I had a feeling you would enjoy this series.

Paul - For the Bald Eagle, I'd say I took these shots from about 50 feet away. Keep in mind that I shoot with 400mm lens and the fact that the Bald Eagle is a HUGE bird. For the Osprey diving shot, I was standing about 25 feet away. That was the closest I have ever been to a diving osprey.

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Tremendous shots, Hung!
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