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Eaglets of older pair
01-FEB-2013 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Eaglets of older pair

Please realize that I am shooting from about 75 yards away and 60 feet in the air.
These are the eaglets of the couple who had to build a new nest after Hurricane Isaac destroyed their nest of 10 years. They built such a railing around the "playpen" that it has taken a while for me to be able to see them and today was the first time they poked their heads up over the railing.. My thoughts are that they were hatched on December 28.
You have to look closely to see the two very close together. They are already a nice size with full feathers.

Canon EOS 40D
1/800s f/10.0 at 420.0mm iso800 full exif

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pkocinski02-Feb-2013 23:42
Oh yes these two are bigger.
poochdad02-Feb-2013 21:07
surprised to see how large the eaglet is already!
SageCreek Images02-Feb-2013 17:12
Regardless of the shooting circumstance you did a great job in capturing this eaglet...
A J Adams02-Feb-2013 16:36
Very nice,I look forward to see their progress.
laine02-Feb-2013 07:15
You did we'll to get them...I love the "playpen"
fotabug02-Feb-2013 05:40
You did very well! I can understand how far one must shoot from. I have to do that too with an eagle's nest on a nearby butte
LynnH02-Feb-2013 02:47
How cute! Always amazed about the nest, quite the construction project.
Hank Vander Velde02-Feb-2013 02:12
nice shot and info Coleen. Keep them coming.
Coleen Perilloux Landry02-Feb-2013 01:56
It is a playpen, Ed. They put those railings so the babies don't fall out of the nest.
Ed Preston02-Feb-2013 01:27
Not a playpen Coleen... it's air conditioning! Nice capture!