Taking Flight

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Amazing action shot!!


great timing on that one

Debra Plett

Thx Jeff, I was waiting for him to take to the sky.

Clifford Dupuis

Outstanding action shot Debra of this one taking off. Patience always pays off. well done

Debra Plett

Thanks Clifford, I was lucky that he flew up giving me his side profile.

Debra Plett

Thank you Heather. Time was on my side on this very sunny day. I am always on the look out for hawks etc around the hay bales. I believe there is an eagles nest in the park across the highway.

Yves Langlois

Great that you saw the opportunity for a very artistic shot Debra. Sun is at a perfect angle and simplicity of the elements make the black and white big bird pop up very nicely. Appreciate the upright pose of the eagle.with the shadow

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves, I was far enough away not to spook him and had lots of time to get the take off shot.

This Bald Eagle had been sitting on the hay bale for about 10 minutes watching junior fly about the floodway. I am not sure if he had spotted possible lunch or was just going to meet up with junior. I was on the side of the highway in no rush so I sat waiting for the Eagle to take flight. Happily he/she cooperated.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
August 19, 2022
bald_eagle bird_of_prey springfield manitoba bird animal nature outdoors countryside
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.0005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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