Picture of the Day - "Launch" - July 3, 2016

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Stopped by the eagle's nest this morning after work to see how the youngsters were coming along in their quest for flight. We apparently arrived just before breakfast. One of the adults, we think the male, arrived shortly after we did, with food. He snuck up on the nest from the backside so we didn't see him until he was landing. He made two more trips in the next 45 minute and each time we didn't see him until he was landing. We got a few pictures of him sitting on his favourite perch before taking off. I finally managed to get a couple of good shots as he was taking off the last time. Taken with Canon 70D, Canon 100-400mm @ 400mm, 1/1000sec, f/11 and ISO 400