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B&W Eagle Wingspan

February 02, 2021 - Here is another, previously unedited, eagle image from the archives taken from 2016. Check out this full wing extension.
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Dreaming of Eagle Flyovers

February 01, 2021 - I'm really missing seeing these beautiful eagles on the Mississippi River. I decided to dig through my archives to edit...
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Bald Eagle at Sunset on the Mackinaw

January 28, 2021 - When I took this image I didn't think it would turn out. I tried to expose for the eagle while still preserving the suns...
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Perched Eagle in a Winter Scene on the Mackinaw River

January 24, 2021 - Taken last week (1-17-21) during the snowfall on the Mackinaw River. Simple black and white of a beautiful and serene sc...
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Central Illinois Eagle

January 22, 2021 - I was able to escape for a little camera time this evening after school. I decided to venture out to the Mackinaw River...
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Lake Evergreen Juvenile Bald Eagle

April 26, 2020 - American Bald Eagle from this morning on Lake Evergreen. Two crows chased it off so I didn't get a lot of time to photog...
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Lake Evergreen Bald Eagle

March 26, 2020 - Here is a local eagle from Lake Evergreen this past week. This is a pretty heavy crop and it was pretty far away but I j...
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Flare for the Dramatics

February 06, 2018 - Check out the markings and color of this juvenile bald eagle...so dramatic! I love how the feathers are all flared out....
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Flight Before Sundown

December 27, 2017 - I love the dramatic lighting as the late sun was setting on this eagle flying over the Mississippi from last winter (Jan...
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B&W Eagle Pose

December 24, 2017 - From last season, this eagle provided a unique pose as he flew over. Once again, I really like this one in black and whi...
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Eagle with a Fish for Dinner

December 23, 2017 - This image was taken last winter of an eagle with a perfect size catch for a much needed meal. I can't wait to get back...
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Simply Beautiful Bald Eagle

December 18, 2017 - This was taken last January and I can't wait to get back to the Mississippi River this winter once the weather gets cold...
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Juvenile American Bald Eagle in Flight

February 27, 2016 - This Juvenile American Bald Eagle posed perfectly for me. I love how he turned to expose the beautiful underbelly and wi...
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The Beauty of Soaring

December 13, 2014 - Just watching these eagles soaring with such ease is one of the most thrilling experiences for me as a nature photograph...
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Flying Low Through the Fog

December 08, 2014 - Sometimes the elements can add a bit of magic to an image. I know many times I'll look outside and think it isn't worth...
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Fishing in the Morning Fog

December 07, 2014 - Yesterday morning was a bit foggy on the river when I arrived and the sun was just starting to come out. The morning sun...
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Veteran's Tribute

November 10, 2014 - Here is an edit using one of my Mississippi bald eagle images taken as a silhouette and combined with the American Flag...
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Winter Wingman

November 07, 2014 - I'm finding lots of bald eagle images from last year that I never got around to editing and sharing. I love this view of...
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Return to the Rivers

November 06, 2014 - While cooler weather isn't exciting for most, the dip in temps this week does have me excited for another season of Miss...
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Can't Bear to Watch

March 17, 2014 - I found this image interesting with the goose hiding his head in the background as if he just can't watch the eagle make...
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A Prized Catch

March 14, 2014 - The lighting for this image wasn't ideal, which made editing the image difficult. There was harsh light on the eagle's h...
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Warm Winter Sunlight

March 13, 2014 - I love the warm light the sun casts across this bird even though it was bitterly cold out. Light is the photographer's f...
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Portrait of Intimidation

March 12, 2014 - The stare down here would intimidate anyone...such a presence that demands respect. Facebook
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Underbelly of the Beast

March 11, 2014 - This bird actually flew so close that I was forced to clip off most of the wings. While this isn't an ideal photo, I lik...
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Surrounded

March 10, 2014 - This image shows how these birds will surrounded another bird with a fish. The eagle sandwiched in the middle ended up d...
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Brighten the Blue Winter Landscape

March 10, 2014 - I love the warm colors of this bald eagle against the cold winter-scape along the Mississippi River. Facebook
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Eagle Close-up Action Scene

March 09, 2014 - Here is an interesting close-up of the eagle with a catch. Notice you can see the eagle's eye and the fish's eye. I also...
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Going for the Steal

March 08, 2014 - I love watching these eagles fight in the air for the fish. One bird will actually invert and try to grab the fish out o...
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A Winter Bald Eagle in Flight

March 08, 2014 - It feels good capturing clear, sharp images of eagles in flight or fishing, but I love it when I can capture them in the...
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Nature's Live Action Hero

March 07, 2014 - I had to share this one because I like the action pose. It isn't the sharpest, cleanest image I have but sometimes I go...
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Stoic Regalness

March 06, 2014 - I was thankful this bird sat and perched ford a long time in the late morning sun for me. He gave me a few poses but thi...
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Free Sailing

March 05, 2014 - I love when they fly low and hot like this in anticipation of grabbing a fish. They are really moving and keeping the ea...
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Flying Off with a Fresh Catch

March 04, 2014 - Here is another unique angle of a bald eagle with a fish. I really like the warm sun colors illuminating his back. I wis...
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Hovering Bald Eagle on the Mississippi

March 03, 2014 - This images seems to freeze the bald eagle as he hovers over the river with the view of Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississip...
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Mississippi River Bald Eagle in Flight

March 02, 2014 - I hope you all enjoy this image of a bald eagle flying over the Great Mississippi River...nothing is more majestic or pe...
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Coming for You!

March 01, 2014 - I can't quite describe the feeling you get when looking through the camera's viewfinder with a 400mm lens and you lock e...
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At Peace in Flight

February 28, 2014 - It must be an amazing feeling soaring like an eagle. I can only image how peaceful it must be gliding over beautiful cou...
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Sweet Success

February 27, 2014 - It is nice seeing a perfectly healthy bald eagle successfully catching a desperately needed winter meal. Well done bald...
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Eagle Flight Portrait

February 26, 2014 - I like capturing the eagle in flight with the wing as a backdrop for eagle's brilliant white head. It makes for a nice p...
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Attack Formation

February 25, 2014 - Such a beautiful bird even when they are in attack mode. They generate so much speed, can put on the breaks in split-mom...
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Eagle in Simple Elegance

February 24, 2014 - Every year I drive over to Lock and Dam 14, South of Le Clair, IA (only about a 2 hour drive for me). The eagles congreg...
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Eagle in a Wintery Scene

February 23, 2014 - A winter background is just right for this eagle to show off his catch in the midday sun. Feel free to share this post t...
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Admiring My Catch

February 23, 2014 - A unique angle of an eagle checking out his catch. Facebook
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Sunday Afternoon Fishing

February 23, 2014 - One of my favorite things to do on Sunday's is fish, but watching these birds fish in the afternoon sun on a cold, winte...
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A Closer Look into a Catch

February 22, 2014 - I do my best to try not to clip off wings in most shots but sometimes a closer crop gives a unique look at these birds a...
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Midwest Winter Eagle

February 22, 2014 - I really like the composition of this shot. The eagle's wings parallel the contour of the snowy hill and the tree tops....
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An American Symbol

February 22, 2014 - I've been under the weather with the flu bug the past couple of days, but am starting to feel a little bit better. I fig...
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Look of Anticipation

February 20, 2014 - Here is another one of my favorite eagle poses. I love the side view of the eagle leaning back and extending the talons...
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Intense Focus

February 19, 2014 - I love the intensity these birds bring. Their vision is so good and when they set their eyes on their targets you can al...
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Peeking Through

February 19, 2014 - I love this classic eagle pose...it is one of my favorites. Notice the eye is sharp and peering through wing feathers. T...
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Eagle Over Glistening Water

February 19, 2014 - There are certainly challenges to shooting on a bright, shiny day. This isn't exposed perfectly as the eagle is a bit da...
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Perfect Day to Soar

February 19, 2014 - One of the most breathtaking moments when watching bald eagles is seeing them soar in a clear, blue sky. It is a spectac...
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Is It Something I Said?

February 18, 2014 - I love to watch them interact. The call at each other, chase and fight each other for fish, and I believe they play with...
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Nature's Art in Motion

February 18, 2014 - Watching eagles soar, dive, and fish is like watching living art perform amazing tasks. They are simply beautiful with t...
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Trying to Make Friends

February 17, 2014 - It is important to look around for possible images. There were over 20 images in the tree, but over in the snow I notice...
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Lowered the Landing Gear

February 16, 2014 - This was my first image from today (2-16-14). I love when they lower their talons in preparation to land or catch their...
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Hold That Pose

February 15, 2014 - I really like this pose and angle of the eagle looking at his catch. I have side profiles of this pose, but this angle g...
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Dramatic Flair

February 15, 2014 - Even though he missed the fish, this juvenile sure demonstrated a flair for the dramatics. Wings spread, tail feathers a...
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Soaring By Rocky Shores

February 13, 2014 - I love the earthy tones of this image and the way they compliment the eagle's colors and markings. Once again, you get a...
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Eagle in a Black and White Landscape

February 12, 2014 - Many times I take an image with a plan for black and white processing in mind. This is one particular image. I remember...
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Lean Into It

February 12, 2014 - A side profile of fishing moment as the eagle clutches the catch before taking off again. I like the composition and the...
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Smooth Operator

February 11, 2014 - A confident-looking eagle after grabbing a fresh meal. I cropped this image so that the eagle appears eye level to the v...
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Splash

February 10, 2014 - Capturing the moment the eagle hits the water...splash. Facebook
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How Low Can You Go?

February 10, 2014 - It is difficult to demonstrate in a photo, but I think this one comes close to showing how low and fast the eagles skim...
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The American Bald Eagle

February 09, 2014 - A head-on, closeup of The American Bald Eagle in flight. There aren't many words that can describe the feeling you get w...
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A Swing and a Miss

February 08, 2014 - Even the most mature and experienced eagles miss and come up empty sometimes. As a photographer, this is a reassuring...
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What a Wingspan

February 07, 2014 - Their wingspans are impressive and images like this really show off how amazing they are. At 6.5 to 7.5 feet their wings...
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Mighty Mississippi Eagle

February 06, 2014 - A nice view of an eagle in flight showing off. They sure know how to put on a show...the whole scene is amazing. A legen...
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Beautiful Form

February 05, 2014 - Another eagle lining up his approach. He doesn't take his eye off his target and lines up the perfect angle. If it doesn...
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Up-close and Personal

February 05, 2014 - I really enjoy getting back home and uploading images to my computer to see them up close. I knew this eagle was flying...
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Acceleration

February 04, 2014 - When they get those big wings flapping and then tuck them in, they can really pick up the speed. You better have your ca...
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That's It?

February 01, 2014 - I can just imagine this juvenile bald eagle thinking, "All that work for this?" These are the sizes they typically put i...
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Built-In Fish Hooks

January 30, 2014 - The talons in this shot are intense. They remind me of a set of very sharp fishing hooks, which I guess they...still ver...
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Eagle Portrait

January 29, 2014 - A simple, in-flight eagle portrait for tonight and yes that is a little bit of blood on the beak. It just makes him look...
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Showing off His Catch

January 28, 2014 - Here is an eagle showing off his catch and flying into your living rooms. If you enjoy my work, please follow my Faceboo...
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Head On with a Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 28, 2014 - Anytime I get a sharp image of one of these birds flying right at me, I'm happy. This Juvenile was flying pretty fast...
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Post Office Pose

January 28, 2014 - This is a very common eagle pose as the eagle drops in towards the water after he spots his catch. It reminds me of the...
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Smooth Flying

January 28, 2014 - The eagles fly close to the water, near rocks, through tree limbs and in close proximity to each other. It is quite incr...
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Patrolling the Rocky Shores

January 27, 2014 - This Eagle has his "landing gear" down in preparation for a fish. This is one of those signs I've learned to watch for w...
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Flying in Hot

January 27, 2014 - I never get tired of these fishing shots. It is such a dramatic event and one of the most amazing things to witness firs...
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Banking Left

January 26, 2014 - Here is a unique angle that I haven't captured before. This eagle was banking left to turn back towards me but as he ban...
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A Focused Juvenile Bald Eagle

January 25, 2014 - This is probably one of my best Juvenile bald eagle images. They have always been tricky for me to get focus and exposur...
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The Speed of Eagles

January 25, 2014 - Not technically the sharpest image I have, but I love the sense of motion this image gives. An eagle flying low over the...
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Juvenile Showing Good Form

January 25, 2014 - Watching the juvenile's fish can be entertaining. Their catch rate isn't always as high as the mature bald eagles. I saw...
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Look of Confidence

January 24, 2014 - It almost looks like this eagle is smiling after getting himself a nice catch. It has to feel good to be rewarded for al...
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My Good Side

January 24, 2014 - I swear this eagle flew by me showing off his right side on purpose as if the say, "hey man, make sure you catch my good...
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Eagle Incoming

January 24, 2014 - I've been under the weather today...sinus headaches are no fun. Hopefully editing a few eagle images tonight will help....
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Hang time

January 23, 2014 - After the eagle makes a sharp bank into the wind, they sometimes appear to hover as the wind holds them in place. It giv...
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Eagle Attack

January 23, 2014 - The response to my Eagle images has been both overwhelming and rewarding. I can't express how great it feels to have so...
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Snow Banks on the Mississippi

January 17, 2014 - I can't get enough of these eagle images in front of the snowy, rocky banks of the Mississippi. It makes for a magical b...
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Showing Off

January 15, 2014 - When the late after noon sun hits these juvenile bald eagles, the results are stunning. This low flyer really shows off...
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Soaring Along

January 14, 2014 - Peaceful, elegant, powerful, majestic, no matter how you describe it....they make it look easy. Follow me on Facebook...
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Power and Grace

January 07, 2014 - Another from my recent trip to the Mississippi River to photograph bald eagles fishing. What a treasure right in our "ba...
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Getting a Grip

January 05, 2014 - I always try to track the birds with my lens and save a few images for the buffer even after they make their catch. They...
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American Bald Eagle Fishing Series

January 04, 2014 - The next 5 images are a series of a mature bald eagle fishing. I have seen this 1st hand numerous times but it never get...
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Fishing Along the Banks of the Mississippi

January 03, 2014 - It was a long and very cold day today photographing the bald eagles. The lighting wasn't good most of the day and the ea...
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The Bald Eagle An American Symbol

February 21, 2013 - The Bald Eagle An American Symbol by Troy Marcy Photography I created my first book using blurb. I hope it goes well...
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Buzz The Tower

January 30, 2013 - It sure is thrilling when these huge birds fly low over your head. They get so close that the 400 can't get the whole bi...
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Fully Extended

January 29, 2013 - A Bald Eagle extending out to grab a shad he spotted in the late afternoon Sun on the Mississippi River. Not every shot...
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Don't Point that Thing at Me!

January 28, 2013 - I often wonder what these birds think of these camera lenses pointed up at them. This bird looked very inquisitively at...
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Putting on the Brakes

January 27, 2013 - This is an image that I've really wanted to capture ever since seeing these birds fly to and away from these trees. Many...
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Golden Hour Bald Eagle

January 26, 2013 - Capturing this moment at the perfect time of day with the warm golden hour sun felt really good. The light couldn't have...
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Lock and Dam 14

January 20, 2013 - In the next few weeks, I will be adding more images of the amazing bald eagles from the Mississippi River, specifically...
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Look Before Turning

January 18, 2013 - I have so many Bald Eagle images from my last trip to the Mississippi River, but the fun part is finding the various uni...
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On Top of the World

January 12, 2013 - I like how this image gives the viewer a sense of what it would be like to soar with an Eagle. What an amazing way to tr...
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Eagle in Lovely Light

January 08, 2013 - Good natural light can make the difference between a nice photo and a great photo. I would photograph these amazing bird...
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Lower the Landing Gear

January 07, 2013 - I like this image of this bald eagle doing a flyby with his talons lowered and ready to attack. Getting the face sharp w...
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Soaring

January 04, 2013 - What a fun and memorable time I had at Lock and Dam 14 while with my wife, kids, and parents. We all took in the beauty...
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