Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Bald Eagle Dive

Bald Eagle Dive

A Bald Eagle takes a dive at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 25, 2011.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.

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2 Responses to “Bald Eagle Dive”

  1. Christine says:

    Hi Dennis! I have been on your website for an hour already!! Incredible!! This shot of the eagle dive was too much and I had to leave a comment. WOW! I know, you probably hear that a lot but I really can’t think of any thing better! You must have the patience of Job to get some of these shots. Some of them look like the animals are drawn to you and ready the pose just for you! I have really enjoyed browsing your website and I have been and will continue to be a huge fan!! I’ll be back!! Christine

  2. Dennis says:

    Christine– an hour on my site?? That has got to be a record! 🙂 Thanks so much for your generous comment and for spending your time viewing my shots. I consider “WOW!” a very nice compliment, too. This particular eagle was perched in a tree. It decided to fly after a few minutes and I was lucky it came right at and over my truck. This shot was over 2 years ago but I remember it almost like it was yesterday. Patience is certainly part of it but when shooting wildlife–in the wild–much of it just appears in front of me and is gone in just a few seconds. One just has to be ready to shoot in a second’s notice. Thank you again for being such a wonderful fan of my work!

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