Behind the Photo: Eagle Over Downtown Richmond

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For nearly half an hour, I watched this bald eagle sit in a tree near the Mayo Bridge. When he took flight, he swooped near the river and the soared toward the skyline.

The eagle framed against the buildings places the image in Richmond, which must be one of the best-kept secrets anywhere for observing waterfowl and birds of prey in an urban setting. The shad run is happening now on the James, a bonus for those seeking to see an eagle or osprey in action.

Shot with a Nikon D610 at 1/1500 sec, F6.7, ISO250.

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