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Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron
Photographer: Owen Deutsch
Location: Fox Lake, Illinois
Story: 
Three years ago I was visiting a friend in Fox Lake, Illinois. He knew I liked to take bird photos and he told me he had a pair of bald eagles nesting nearby. We went out early and over the course of a few hours I shot some nice photos of the eagles. Then of all of a sudden, I see this great blue heron flying right into a clump where the eagles had their nest. The eagle takes off after the heron, defending the nest, and I got this shot. This image won a NANPA award in 2010. Also a top 250 photo in the Audubon Society of Greater Denver's Share the View 2013 contest.
Digital Alterations: 
Color correction, slight exposure correction, bringing out more detail in the birds. Some cropping. No manipulation.
Camera Information: Nikon D3
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