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Uploaded: October 02, 2008


The bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is a magnificent bird of prey that is native to North America. This majestic eagle is, obviously, not really bald. The derivation of the name "bald" is from an obsolete English word meaning white. The bald eagle has been the national symbol of the USA since 1782.
Nikkor 80-400 VR @ 80mm
f5.9 1/1000 EV-1 ISO320
outdoors, on an overcast day

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 10/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Stan J. Bendkowski October 02, 2008

Wonderful close up photo, Lisa! Great detail! #1009011

Lynne Morris level-classic October 02, 2008

Wow what a fantastic capture Lisa, great lighting and details. #6542486

Deb Koskovich October 02, 2008

Outstanding, Lisa! Incredible details to showcase this truly majestic creature #6542496

Douglas Pignet October 02, 2008

Once again a beautiful shot of this egale,Doug #6542520

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 02, 2008

Very nice work Lisa! Jeff #6542528

Anita Hogue October 02, 2008

Fabulous details, Lisa! #6542539

Tiia Vissak October 02, 2008

a great portrait! #6542546

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 02, 2008

Great animal image you captured here, Lisa.

Dominick #6542572

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 02, 2008

Another beauty, Lisa. #6542634

Lynn M. Whitt October 02, 2008

great capture... #6542827

Jim Huffield October 02, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! #6543116

Linda Blair October 02, 2008

Awesome!!! #6543155

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe October 02, 2008

BEAUTIFUL! Amazing details. I like the angle you shot this. Great work. Lisa B #6544051

Tammy Scott level-classic October 02, 2008

What an AWESOME capture! #6544423

Aggie Villanueva October 02, 2008

I like this back and profile shot even better. A superb portrait. #6544437

Candice L. Carter October 02, 2008

Breathtaking American pride! #6544490

Sherry McClead October 02, 2008

WOW girl! how did you get this POV??? Even with the 400mm where did you get this??

Sherrybear :} #6544584

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2008

Wow! Thank you all for such wonderful comments. I really appreciate each one!
Sherry, Last week, I had the great opportunity of photographing this majestic raptor at the Wildlife Festival in Lewiston, NY. His owner is an old friend of my husband. He let me shoot the bird as much as I wanted, AND, even lent me his 80-400 lens for the day!
An AMAZING experience!
I'm so glad that I have the BetterBuddies on this site to share and recieve feedback on the images that I've captured!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6544685

Sherry McClead October 02, 2008

OH MY GOSH... here I sit beside myself... you are such a lucky girl!!! Sure is a shame envy is a sin... but then again... I am just a sinner sooooo

Sherrybear :} #6544810

Robert S. Grauer October 02, 2008

Wow great image absolutely gorgeous! #6544869

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2008

Sherry, I must be guilty, too... I sure have been somewhat envious of that lens.
(But was so grateful for the chance to borrow it!)
Smiles, Lisa ;) #6544870

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 02, 2008

Thanks, Robert! #6544883

Linda Karlin October 02, 2008

This shot is fabulous. #6545039

Tammy Espino October 02, 2008

Have never seen one in person!! What a jaw dropping capture~ #6545364

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 02, 2008

GORGEOUS animal and capture!!!!! #6545861

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 02, 2008

Beautiful close of this majestic bird Lisa!! Wonderful detail, comp and lighting!! He is really spectacular!! #6545929

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 02, 2008

Beautiful close of this majestic bird Lisa!! Wonderful detail, comp and lighting!! He is really spectacular!! #6545934

Liz blahh October 02, 2008

Stunning! #6546029

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 03, 2008

Hi Lisa,Such a majestic bird.Beautiful color and detail.Outstanding capture!!!! #6546888

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 03, 2008

Lisa, your gallery leaves me speechless! (I've recovered my senses now...) Your eye and talent for capturing the essence of a subject is extraordinary. #6547029

Janice Mezzacappa October 03, 2008

Superb Lisa, I can never get enough of images of Eagles, your artistry shines right through, another perfect shot! #6547736

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 03, 2008

AWSOME Lisa, your sure are getting some amazing portraits! #6547924

M.Christine Duncan October 03, 2008

OUTSTANDING image Lisa!!! Every detail, every line, all the tones... wow girl! #6549207

October 03, 2008

Beautiful clear shot, Lisa!! #6550125

Arman E. Barbuco October 04, 2008

Beautiful done... #6553938

Mary K. Robison October 05, 2008

I really like the pov in this portrait, Lisa, and thanks for clearing up the "bald" mystery!
Excellent "birds of prey" series. #6555308

paola A. Jofre October 05, 2008

OOH Wow!!! Lisa you have out done yourself girl...OMG...beautiful image with incredible detail and color...A winner...has to be!!! :) #6556824

Joseph N. DiGilio October 06, 2008

This is my favorite from your eagle series, Lisa. Terrific image. #6562286

Kaye Burazin October 07, 2008

AWESOME detail. Blew me away! #6567496

Mark S. Cox October 09, 2008

Fantastic! #6574166

Aimee C. Eisaman October 09, 2008

This little photo trip you took is sure to get you a winner! These shots are amazing! BRAVO! Congrats on the EP and I'll be looking for one or more of these in the winners area! #6574619

Sharon F. Morris October 09, 2008

Love this Lisa. Fantastic capture congrats on your EFP. #6574658

Karen K. Givens October 09, 2008

Love this, great lighting and detail on this majestic eagle!! #6575146

Bob D. Hall level-classic October 10, 2008

Outstanding color, comp and detail. Great work!!! #6579656

Dawn M. Schneider October 20, 2008

Education and Beauty wow this is a knockout!!! #6628568

Mitch Spence level-classic April 11, 2009

This is, of course, spectacular, Lisa. I'd love to have had the opportunity both to go to this festival and get hold of that lens for awhile! You took supreme and creative advantage of both. #7394585

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 11, 2009

What and awesome portrait of this majestic eagle, you certainly captured the elegance of him Deb

jo ann c. #7394605

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 11, 2009

Duhhhh! I meant Lisa, I had just commented on Debra's right before yours!

It still is an awesome image friend!

jo ann c. #7394936

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 11, 2009

So funny, Judy... I mean Jo Ann!!! LOL
Thank you, ALL, for such wonderful comments!
Enjoy a blessed Easter.
Smiles, Lisa♥

Michael Lynch April 13, 2009

Beautiful ! Happy Easter to you, too ! #7399000

Shawn Jennings level-classic April 13, 2009

Fantastic light and detail on this beauty! #7400141

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 14, 2009

Excellent capture!!!!! #7403312

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 17, 2009

Beautiful bird - beautiful portrait! Amazing detail and color! #7413678

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 26, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #7559963

Renee Doyle level-classic May 26, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa!!! #7560821

anonymous May 26, 2009

Congratulations Lisa! B- #7560847

M.Christine Duncan May 26, 2009

Congrats my friend on this stunning portrait... wonderful! Definitely more than a finalist! DRU Club and myself applauds you! #7560848

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 26, 2009

spectacular, congratulations! #7561356

Jeana Clark May 26, 2009

On Your Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~ #7561402

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic May 26, 2009

Magnificent finalist, Lisa! Best of luck next round #7561509

Carol L. Fowler May 26, 2009

Wonderful pose in this Finalist! #7562279

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 26, 2009

Congratulations on yet another amazing finalist Lisa. #7562361

Angie M. Davis May 26, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Lisa! #7562411

Ken Smith level-classic May 26, 2009

You sure had a super month, Lisa. Congrats once again..I lost count! #7562869

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 26, 2009

Gorgeous Lisa!!! Congrats! #7563127

frank w. degenhardt level-classic May 26, 2009

Fantastic. Congratulations on another Finalist my friend. Way to go. #7563139

Terry Cervi level-classic May 26, 2009

Congrats on this amazing finalist, Lisa! #7563199

A P May 26, 2009

by Anne Pictures, Images and Photos
on your OUTSTANDING Finalist. Best of Luck in the next round! LOVE IT!! #7563280


Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Lisa...go for the gold!

jo ann c. #7563497

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 26, 2009

Congrats Lisa. Sherran #7563579

Kelly S. Cavanaugh May 26, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Lisa! #7563684

Eugenio Diaz May 26, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!

Debra R. Harder May 26, 2009

WOW, Lisa! Looks like a GOLD winner to me!! Congratulations on another superb finalist! Deb #7564090

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 27, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Lisa! #7565057

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 27, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Lisa! #7566952

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 27, 2009

Congrats on all your finalists! #7566965

Jessica Jenney May 27, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa on your amazing finalist! #7567487

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 27, 2009

Wowwwwwww Lisa!!! :) #7567908


Incredible Lisa!!
Congratulations!! #7568118

Tarun Bose May 27, 2009

Congrats for your finalist, Lisa. #7568511

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 27, 2009

Gorgeous image Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist! #7568593

Leland N. Saunders level-addict May 28, 2009

Congratulations, again, Lisa ... well done !!

Lee #7572170

Cheryl E. Molennor May 28, 2009

Hee! Congratulations on this great finalist #7573714

Aimee C. Eisaman May 28, 2009

Congrats on a beautiful finalist! Now I'm getting to wonder why they are called Bald! Hmmmm! :~) #7574106

Linda Blair May 31, 2009

Congratulations!!!!!!!! #7582111

Michael Lynch June 05, 2009

Congrats on the Finalist; should be a WINNER ! #7599179

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