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Bald Eagle
Photographer: Dawn Wilson
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Story: 
I photograph eagles year round all across the United States. They are by far one of the most amazing animals to watch and photograph. I had been watching this adult eagle, and her mate, not far from my home in Colorado for a few weeks. She spotted the same ripple on the surface of the water that I had seen. I barely had enough time to get my camera ready before she flew in, talons outstretched, to grab the fish just below the surface of the water. She was successful as this photo shows.
Digital Alterations: 
Adjustments to cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, spot removal, shadows and highlights, and contrast.
Camera Information: Nikon D3s, Nikon 500mm lens
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