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Bird Battle

Bird Battle
Photo Information
Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-22 18:19
Viewed: 1920
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bald Eagle appears on most official seals of the U.S. government, including the Seal of the President of the United States and the Presidential Flag, and in many U.S. federal agency logos.

Legend has it that our "founding-father" Benjamin Franklin would have wanted Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), rather than the Bald Eagle, as a symbol of the United States. The origin of this claim is a letter Franklin wrote to his daughter in 1784 from Paris. He stated his personal distaste for the Bald Eagle’s behavior but he did not mention publicly disputing the choice of the Bald Eagle for the Great Seal of the United States. In the letter Franklin states “For my own part. I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly...Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District.”

These photos were taken near a fisherman’s dock, where they filet the fishes and throw away the head and bone. The little bird found the left over bone, the bald eagle came later and took the fish from this little black bird and flew away and stopped here to eat. The little black bird came after it and attack the eagle in an attempt to take his food back. Brave little one, he didn’t know he could get in trouble with the law since eagles are protected by the federal agency. I would not dare attack the eagle anyway, he might poke the eyes out of me.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的老鷹
顏色華麗很新奇 光線亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Mr.Way,
Beautiful picture of this Eagle.Nice colour and details.Natural look.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-23 5:05]

Beautifully captured behavior of birds image...good composition and timing. tfs.

Hello Way

Excellent photo of the behaviour of these birds, the eagle superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, and the crow style blackbird's wings blur
giving motion to the photo, TFS


Hello Mr. Lin
Wonderful image of this Bald Eagle .
Great sharpness and colour.
I am also like the way you present this.
Best wishes,

Hi Way,
interesting eagles. Nice composition. Perfect point of view. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-23 8:28]

Hello Way,
Very nice photo of this bald Eagle attacked by a crow or raven. Excellent sharpness and details in beautiful natural colours. Good composition.

Hallo Way
What a perfect moment of action you captured. You were fortunate to get this shot. Just how it is suppose to be in nature, each for itself. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-23 11:46]

Hi Way,you're always a step ahead,and this is another spectacular example of your photographic class.Magnificent capture of this eagle with the other bird in flight in the blurred background,magnificent work,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,luciano

Ciao Way, fantastic capture, nice scene, perfect focus, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-23 12:09]

Hello Way,
What an interesting story documented by your beautiful shot. And a funny note too.
Great in all senses, subject, composition of the picture, sharpness. Bravo!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-01-23 17:05]

Hello Way,
A wonderful shot of this beautiful Bald Eagle getting ready to eat lunch as a blackbird looks on. Perfectly captured while showing fine detail and beautiful coloration. Exposure looks perfect and composition is very pleasing to the eye. Great work!!

Interesting scene and beautiful photo Way! Good composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2014-03-29 8:29]

Hello, such a rare sighting of a bald eagle. Excellent notes explaining your experience of viewing this beautiful and powerful bird. Good exposure.
Just love your gallery of interesting photos,

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