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CEA-Haliaeetus leucocephalus-121114-004.jpg | by Charlie Hickey
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CEA-Haliaeetus leucocephalus-121114-004.jpg

Bald Eagle

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


When I arrived at Conowingo this morning, this bird was perched in the trees along the road and was not anxious to move. There was a team in boats making measurements on the river and the turbines were not running. I put my 600mm lens on the camera with the 1.4 converter and walked toward the sun far enough to get a low angle. I used live-view to focus at 10x and took a few shots. This was the best of the bunch because a cloud moved over the sun and cut back the contrast.

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Taken on November 14, 2012