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Bald Eagle
Photographer: Teresa McGill
Location: Charlevoix County, MI
Story: 
We have been researching the bald eagle for thirteen years with ten of those winters in our eagle blind on a farm in Charlevoix County. This is the matriarch, Smudge, whom we have been photographing since 2009. After a spring snowstorm that dropped three feet of snow...we headed out to our blind. The sun came out and so didn't our territorial pair of bald eagles. The snow made for a beautiful backdrop to this majestic raptor.
Digital Alterations: 
Adjustment to exposure
Camera Information: Canon EOS Rebel Xsi with Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 IS USM telephoto lens handheld
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