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Backyard Visitor II
Barbara Read

Backyard Visitor II

Kelowna, British Columbia

Our property backs onto agricultural land--horse pasture and orchards. Awhile back we awoke to find a fresh deer carcass left behind by some coyotes. We've had some visitors come to dine: magpies, ravens, a bald eagle...the next morning I saw a coyote and then noticed a golden eagle sitting in the tree. Luckily for me, the eagle has fed several times giving me the chance to photograph him. The best shots would have been him interacting with the ravens, but every time I stepped out onto our deck with my camera, the neighbors' beagle would start barking at me (#!!## dog!!) scaring the ravens away. Good thing the eagle didn't care about that noisy dog and ignored it. Anyways, I didn't get the shots I wanted (the eagle was too far away and the ravens kept getting scared off.) I thought I'd share a couple of shots I did manage to get. They are heavily cropped.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM ,Digital
1/6400s, f/8.0, ISO 800, 400mm full exif

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Yiannis Pavlis01-May-2015 14:24
What a terrific shot! V
Monte Stinnett17-Oct-2013 14:33
Pretty cool to be able to photography an eagle on you own property.
Ann Pettigrew10-Oct-2013 04:43
Barbara, this is beautiful even for being heavily cropped. It is amazing how many different species will benefit from the work of one. Too bad you couldn't get the ravens. An amazing site to see in your back yard!!
Milan Vogrin14-Feb-2013 09:36
Great shot of this eagle. V!
carlogalliani05-Nov-2012 13:57
Great capture ! very good shot !
Chris Spracklen10-Nov-2010 13:53
Fantastic opportunity superbly taken, Barbara! (BV)
Anna Pagnacco04-Jul-2009 22:32
Great capture!!! ( V ) Anna
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography16-Apr-2009 22:50
Excellent shot, Vote.
Nikhil Bahl16-Apr-2009 14:54
Woh! Nice capture. v
fdt16-Apr-2009 14:32
Great catch. f
ilan shtinberg16-Apr-2009 14:10
that's a great shot barbara.
he wont be hungry for a while :) .v
Naret Visesvongsa16-Apr-2009 07:08
Nice capture. V
Gérard Koehl16-Apr-2009 04:42
Magnifique prise... V
Guest 16-Apr-2009 03:36
A great catch.
Tom Munson16-Apr-2009 03:11
OOPS, Barbara!
Tom Munson16-Apr-2009 03:09
Terrific image, Fred! Sharp and good job on the exposure!
Brad Claypole16-Apr-2009 02:25
Great find and nicely presented with excellent detail, considering the heavy crop.
Monique Laguë16-Apr-2009 02:16
Very good and interesting this picture.
Beautiful colors and details. v