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Photo of the Day ~ Birds, Bugs & Beasts Category ~ January 01, 2010

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Final Approach
by Winston Rockwell (squirl033) 
Canon EOS 40-D
Kirkland, Washington
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
This bald eagle was coming in for a landing on the perch of a tower originally built as a nesting platform for osprey. Needless to say, with eagles about, the osprey have never nested there...

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Karen Allen commented on January 01, 2010 01:22:
A great capture with nice detail! Congrats and Happy New Year!
Chris Picard commented on January 01, 2010 01:36:
Wow. A great shot Winston and a well deserved POTD.
Evy Johansen commented on January 01, 2010 03:15:
Fantastic capture, Winston!! Wow!! Congratulations on your POTD! Happy New Year!
ellen hodges commented on January 01, 2010 10:25:
Congrats on a wonderful capture, Winston! Happy New year!!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on January 01, 2010 11:04:
A grand, well timed capture, Winston, terrific detail & pose...congrats & Happy New Year to you too!
Angela Irvine commented on January 01, 2010 11:21:
You captured beautifully the intense concentration as this magnificent bird makes his landing! Happy shooting (camera-wise) in all of 2010.
Linn Smith commented on January 01, 2010 11:33:
Dynamic stop action timing and captured with terrific sharpness as the bald eagle comes in for a landing...superb work! Wonderful intentness on his positioning...congratulations on your win today!
Julie Christiansen commented on January 01, 2010 12:35:
Congrats and most phenomenal image.
Lorraine T. Lynch commented on January 01, 2010 14:56:
Great action captured Winston!Terrific image!
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on January 01, 2010 20:06:
Beautiful..excellent timing..clarity and framing! Congrats!
Roger Hogan commented on January 01, 2010 21:09:
Way to go Rocky
Efton Ellis commented on January 03, 2010 00:01:
You made use of your vantage point to the fullest with this awesome capture. Flaps and landing gear down, beautiful nose-down attitude etc etc. Congrats Winston on a Fine POTD.

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