White-bellied Sea-Eagle

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White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Down on the Collie River mouth this morning. Not an  Osprey to be seen as the King or Queen (im guessing King) of the Inlet was holding court :)

brian63's picture

Great set of shots Laza, what an impressive looking bird. Love that last in flight shot.


awesome shots laza  ... that first photo is a beauty , seems you were able to get quite close. I see them reasonably often in flight but very rarely perched and never close up. I really like that last flight shot as well - i would have been tempted to crop that across the middle closer around the bird, but really works much better the way you have done it keeping all that background in.  

alcatraz's picture

Awesome shots laza. That bird is simply majestic! Well done mate.

Devster's picture

What a magnificent bird and well captured I might add.

laza's picture

Thanks for all kind comments and feedback, it's always appreciated.

The last shot is actually the first encounter as he was sitting among that red ground cover.

We both surprised each other so I couldn't get what would have been a much prized ground shot.

Fortunately it went to a nearby perch and I worked my way around to get the sun at my back

Like WD I never gotten so close  to a S-Eagle perched. I was pleasantly surprised when I got a couple of minutes from about 25 metres away. Though I missed a take off photo as he wheeled away from me behind tree cover 

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HelloBirdy's picture

It must have been exhilirating to get up so close to a WBSE. Good job

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

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