Posted by Daniel Getman on December 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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During winter, bald eagles congregate near open water below dams in the midwest U.S. This mature bald eagle had just landed on the ice below the dam on the Des Moines River in Ottumwa, Iowa. I was struck by the chocolate brown color of the feathers and the bronze-colored background. The photo was taken in the early morning on December 27, 2013. The camera was a Canon 7D and 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender (shutter speed 1/1000, aperture 7.1, ISO 200).