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Huge bird of prey looks directly at a photographer’s camera

Huge bird of prey looks directly at a photographer’s camera

The symmetry between the reflection and the majestic bird defiantly gazing into the camera put the pic over the top. And it almost didn’t happen.

Steve Biro was having second thoughts about the three-hour drive each way into Canada’s conservation area. His decision to suck it up and go anyway would be very rewarding. His love for photography would bring him to the perfect back drop and get one of the best shots of his life.

Steve an amateur photographer has captured an incredible image of a bald eagle staring straight into the camera with a perfectly symmetrical reflection in the water below.

Steve Biro, 53, was shooting photos at the at a nature conservation area when an eagle named Bruce was brought out.

‘I was so excited when they brought Bruce out as the water was fairly calm and I knew I might get a decent reflection,’ says Steve, from Windsor, Canada.

‘I love getting reflections from a low vantage point and hoped to get a couple of decent pics of Bruce.

‘He flew across the pond several times,’ said Steve. 

‘He was flying close enough to my head to feel the breeze from his wings but I was determined to keep shooting.

‘I have many wonderful images from the visit but I loved the symmetry of this one in particular and the way he is staring right through me and looking mean and powerful just blew me away.’

Steve, who took up photography ten years ago, was at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario when he captured the images two weeks ago.

Steve shot the photos on his Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100M L macro lens. The symmetrical shot was captured at f/7.1, 1/2000s and ISO 2500.

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