Wildlife winner

Keith Opperhauser is the winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Wildlife" with his photo "On final approach." The photo was taken at the Conowingo Dam in northeastern Maryland using a Canon 5D Mark III with a 600mm lens and 1.4 extender. Opperhauser comments, "This adult bald eagle had just made a sharp left turn after sighting a fish in the Susquehanna River just below the dam. It was a very successful pick up!" <br /><br />Sun photo editor Jerry Jackson's critique: "Wildlife was a very popular theme this week, and there were a lot of incredible images submitted. The eagle photo resonated with me because I know how tough it can be to capture a bird in flight. While eagles are abundant at Conowingo Dam in the winter, getting images like this requires a long lens and lots of practice."

( Credit: Keith Opperhauser / November 25, 2013 )

Keith Opperhauser is the winner of this week's Reader SunShots theme "Wildlife" with his photo "On final approach." The photo was taken at the Conowingo Dam in northeastern Maryland using a Canon 5D Mark III with a 600mm lens and 1.4 extender. Opperhauser comments, "This adult bald eagle had just made a sharp left turn after sighting a fish in the Susquehanna River just below the dam. It was a very successful pick up!"

Sun photo editor Jerry Jackson's critique: "Wildlife was a very popular theme this week, and there were a lot of incredible images submitted. The eagle photo resonated with me because I know how tough it can be to capture a bird in flight. While eagles are abundant at Conowingo Dam in the winter, getting images like this requires a long lens and lots of practice."

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