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Floating Vendor at the Floating Market at Damnoen-Saduak, Thailand
The Red Fort - Arches
Purple flowers at the beach
Train tracks in Alaska
The Cacophony of Old Delhi
Sunrise at Haleakala
Bee at work
Golden Sunset moment
Going Home
calming waters
Small Cabin in the Snow
Florida Bald Eagle named Jewel
Girl Waiting
Duck on the River
Rainbow Egret
Earthquake
A simple wonderful sunset on a mountain or hill.
waiting
Tarrytown Bird
Paraíso das marés
The Gathering
Its Mating Season!!!
Swan
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Florida Bald Eagle named Jewel

In a brand new neighborhood in Pembroke Pines Florida, this amazing beautiful bird decided to mate and have baby Eaglets, us local photographers had never seen an Eagle up close before, we were all in competition and trying to get the best picture possible while following the rules of distance. One cloudy day, I took my wife to see if perhaps we could get a glimpse of the mama bird, when we approached the tree beside the one that held the nest, there was a large shadow that was hard to miss. This lovely bird was about 20 yards up on a branch, watching my wife and I snap 1500 pictures of her! On this picture, I had to take a step back and appreciate her gaze into my lens and how can you miss the size of those talons, no wonder they snap the necks of their prey in the air! There is an amazing feeling, when a bird this size looks you straight in the eye! I could have won the contest between us photographers, but I kept the pictures to myself, if I had shown them, there would hundreds of people there, the following weekend...Enjoy the glare!

TAGS: Eagle, Florida, Majestic, Perched

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Lou Falcon.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
Total Views: 14
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States of America