PESO: Bald Eagle?

Jack Davis jdavisf8 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 8 19:09:51 EDT 2017


Ok, I'll do that, but I'm sending a shot of a pair of turkey vultures. Note the red heads also.

http://photolightimages.com/aspupload/detail.asp?ID=1199

J


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From: "Paul Stenquist" <pnstenquist at mac.com>
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Subject: Re: PESO: Bald Eagle?

Go to google. Click on images. Then search bald eagle underside. Some are completely different, but several are a perfect match for this. Hawks aren't even close. I didn't look at Falcons. I probably should.

Paul via phone

> On Apr 8, 2017, at 6:18 PM, Jack Davis <jdavisf8 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> Nice raptor catch, Paul.
> I can't get at my saved images at this
> time and my field guide does not 
> show the underside of the included Bald, but I'd be surprised to find solid white on or under a Bald even if just
> approaching maturity. With the 
> number I've seen in the wild along
> with the couple dozen my pro friend,
> Brian Shul, has displayed and those he has sent to me for comment, I
> can't help but doubt the one you shot is a bald. If not, so what? Still a good 
> good size raptor that may be a non
> typical Bald.(?) 
> 
> J
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 2:18 PM, Paul Stenquist <pnstenquist at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I saw some kind of Raptor circling several hundred feet above my yard this afternoon. I pulled my camera off the tripod and did a handheld shot with my 150-450 and 1.4X converter mounted — about 630 mm. Shutter speed was at 1,000th. Turned focus manually to infinity and I think the camera locked on as well. But the result is less than 20% of frame. I assumed it was a hawk, but when I rendered it I could see if it’s no hawk i know. Matches up well to bad eagle underside pics on the web. Fun stuff.
>> 
>> https://www.photo.net/photo/18372981/bald-eagle
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