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Bald Eagles

Uploaded by: Olbetsy

Saturday May 5, 2012

Lebanon, OR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Competition was fierce this afternoon.

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27. Olbetsy
5:12 AM GMT on May 19, 2012
Thank you. They were eating a sheep. The sheep drop from illness or getting stuck in the mud and the eagles are carian eaters here. Usually when the turkey vultures come back for summer the eagles leave but this year many have stayed. They are fish eaters and have seen them nab live ducks and geese but never killed a sheep.
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26. nanapoo
10:54 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
WOW this knocked my socks off !!!! Amazing capture! Congrats !
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25. 36Bravo
12:58 PM GMT on May 10, 2012
A 10 from me also. What were they eating? In the Texas Hill Country, golden eagles will take new-born lambs and kids.
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24. katy99780
3:49 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
I forgot to say Congratulations, this is just an AWESOME shot!
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23. Olbetsy
2:45 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Thanks so much. The eagles have been increaseing in this area. They used to just winter here but now we have many residents. This day I saw over 20 individuals. I have never seen them stay after the turkey vultures arrive but here they were all taking opportunities. It is wonderful to see these birds. The farmers now put bald eagle decoys in the fields to discourage the canadian geese who can devour an early grass seed crop very quickly. I have been trying to get good shots for a while, I see much more than I have been able to capture. They like their distance and if they are seen from a well traveled road, my camera can attract attention also which spooks them away. This was a good day, on a dirt road and in range of my lens.
Thanks again everyone!
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22. teach50
1:24 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Wow Wow Wow
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21. kristinarinell
12:28 AM GMT on May 10, 2012
Great capture! Congratulations!
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20. katy99780
11:13 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
A BEAUTIFUL setting for a 'convocation' of eagles! :)

(I learned that from TusconDoug!)
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19. ceocrocker
8:30 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
How exciting! Great shot!
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18. Wanda1948
8:15 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Super shot! Congratulations!
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17. gingyb
8:14 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Wow what a wonderful shot. I would be awestruck if I got to see an eagle in the wild.
And to get action like this is great. Well deserved AC
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16. TucsonDoug
7:38 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
What a beautiful toupee of bald eagles among the sheep. Very unique. Great shot. Congratulations on your new AC.
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15. observing
7:16 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
What a shot!
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14. mellyweb
5:42 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Fabulous image Betsy, congratulations
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13. Doesiedoats
5:31 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Great capture, Betsy!

Congratulations on your AC.
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12. miamilady
4:16 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
What a magnificent sight...and photo! Congratulations on the AC.
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11. llpj04
3:51 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
with easy pickins like this that area will be seeing more eagles! Great shot!
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10. beanhead
3:34 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Very cool!
Congrats!
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9. Budsgirl
3:01 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Don't remember seeing bald eagles when I lived in OR. Are they more common there now?
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8. tamcat
2:58 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Wow! -kevin :)
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7. Bluesmaster
2:52 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Great capture, terrific, AC congrats!
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6. dixiedaughter
2:29 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Oh wow, wow, wow!
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5. CythiaSue
2:16 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Beautiful!
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4. gilg72
2:12 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Fabulous shot. Congratulations on the AC!
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3. ruralartist
1:43 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Stellar photo! You have got a real beauty here, congrats on a well deserved AC. 10+
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2. Railheel
12:08 PM GMT on May 09, 2012
Looks like lamb chops was for supper. Fine shot.
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1. tonilfh
10:52 AM GMT on May 09, 2012
Fantastic shot!! A 10+ for sure.








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About Olbetsy

Olbetsy

I am somewhat new to photography. I began with a free point and shoot that came with a computer. It was so much fun, I purchased a SLR camera in 2006 and the hobby swiftly took hold. My camera gets me out and about and has enhanced all my senses finding what this world has to offer. I am also a quilt artist and I use my photography to help me understand color and form that can transfer into quilt art. I am an active member of Emerald Photographic Society and was honored as most promising photographer in 2007 and photographer of the year in 2008. I have recently had images published in National Geographic, the National Wildlife refuge library and National Wildlife Federation Magazine. The contributors to my success are; I carry my camera (s) with me most of the time and I have an Itinerate job which takes me all over rural Linn County Oregon. Many of the photos I post here were shot on a lunch break or from my car window when somethings catches my eye. I am not a person with the patience to set up the perfect photo, instead I bank on spontaneity. I anticipate everything but expect nothing. I look for the big picture though often find a closer focus once I stop and look. Weather is the most important element of outdoor photography. I watch the clouds, temperature, lighting and seasonal changes. Most importantly I have grown to appreciate fellow photographers for insights, tips and all around friendship as much as the hobby itself. I love to see through the eyes of others and WU is a favorite place to visit. I am inspired by the talent found here and have a never ending itch to travel and learn!

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