dmanila So it was a rare, sunny Monday.. I took advantage of it. I brought with me today, a new strategy. I parked my vehicle close to this eagle's tree. I did not get out of the car to avoid spooking her. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Shooting hand-held (due to the lack of space in my car), while laying down, camera rested on my leg (to provide some camera stability) and while peaking out of my sunroof can be really tiring. I was shooting in manual too, since the focal length extender disabled my autofocus. Still, my shots aren't as sharp as I want them to be. I am narrowed down to 2 things. Should I shoot with less length without the extender and just crop my photos to death or should I sharpen my manual focusing skills? #thelifeofaphotographer #wildlifephotography #birding #americanbaldeagle #birdsofprey #baldeagle #perched 1d

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dmanila Taking advantage of this beautiful, sunny Monday.. #lockedandloaded #wildlifephotography #birding #baldeagle #americanbaldeagle 2d

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dmanila Late anniversary date after almost a month ️ It was worth the wait.. Good food, the best company and a beautiful venue at the peak of Grouse Mountain #theobservatory #grousemountain #skatingrink #serendipity 3d

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dmanila "Check out the butt on that, he must work out!!" by Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn from Dumb and Dumber. #Repost @tjlabbe with @repostapp.
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@chemicalmethod likes to keep his unicorns protected with full clear bra at @gimotorsports_la. Always a pleasure 4d

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dmanila It ain't a free lunch but not bad Nissan! Pretty good service while having an oil change. 1w
  •   iampazsundiam @dmanila i'd probably be tempted to make the most out of that too if i were in your shoes even if i have to refrain from drinking coffee. 1w

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dmanila Little Eli picked Ate up from school today #siblings #kids #school #family 1w

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dmanila Up close and personal with a familiar raptor! A majestic bird of prey, the American Bald Eagle. It's gifted with binocular eye sight that lets it scope its next meal from 2 miles away. That's about 10,000 feet away! I am very fortunate to drive by these high flyers everyday. #wildlifephotography #perched #americanbaldeagle #birding #birdsofprey #raptor 2w

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dmanila Time for a "pick me up!" Just what I need right now.. #coffee #schoollife #clinicals #acutecare #medicalunit #hospital 2w

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dmanila They may be high and mighty, but they dwell amongst the lowly.. This American Bald Eagle is perched on an irrigation pipe wheel amidst farm land with crows. #wildlifephotography #birding #birdsofprey #americanbaldeagle 2w

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dmanila Caught this Red-shouldered Hawk on the fly.. Still foggy and gloomy in Vancity. It won't stop me from shooting them birds though. #wildlifephotography #birding #hawk 2w

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dmanila A glimpse of the visiting Golden Eagle.. Again, too gloomy to get a sharper image. I shall see you tomorrow when it's sunny!! #thelifeofaphotographer #wildlifephotography #birdsofprey #GoldenEagle 2w

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dmanila Bald Eagle in flight.. I finally nailed my shutter speed setting.. It was just too gloomy to get a clear shot. I really need more focal length!! #americanbaldeagle #baldeagle #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #wildlifephotography 2w

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dmanila Can't wait for the clouds to disappear so I can rendezvous with my birds... Saw the visiting Golden Eagle earlier today, perched atop a tall tree in the middle of a golf course. Took some shots but it was just too gloomy. She's been the talk of the town in the birding world. Hope I could catch her tomorrow when it's a bit sunny. #alwaysready #thelifeofaphotographer #birding 2w

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dmanila "Eagles belong where they can fly..." by Stephen Schwartz for the Broadway Musical, Pippin. 3w

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dmanila I finally got a spread-eagle shot! Only problem was that photo-bomber of a tree!! Oh well, there's always a next time.. Spent the last day of 2014 sniping shots of brids of prey! Lovin' British Columbia right now!! No need to travel far coz these treasures of nature are within city limits!! #birdsofprey #americanbaldeagle #eagle #wildlifephotography #stakeout #beautifulbritishcoulumbia #mustbevancouver #instagramvancouver 4w
  •   tiffanywuest Great gallery with awesome photos from top to bottom, thanks for sharing 4w
  •   dmanila Wow, my stream is nothing compared to yours @tiffanywuest! Thanks, I'm flattered.. 4w

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dmanila My sniper.. I am the designated photographer once again. #slammed #stance #joby #gorilla #gorillapod #canon #ef 1mon

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dmanila It's a stakeout by this majestic bird's tree of choice.. He's probably on a stakeout for supper as well! I need more focal length!! The life of a photographer 🔭 #americanbaldeagle #baldeagle #birdsofprey 1mon

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dmanila Practicing my product photography on these Legend Blue J11's. #jordan11 #legendblue #columbia #airjordan 1mon
  •   zeevycustoms Love your pics bro! Let's meet up when I'm back out west in the new year. Happy holidays fam 1mon
  •   dmanila Thanks @zeevycustoms, love your work as well.. Hope I can have you do one of my kicks in the future! Hope you enjoy your holidays as well! 1mon

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dmanila Our season is officially over.. I remain a 49er faithful. #49ers #goniners #sanfrancisco #football 1mon
  •   janerichel_ Pats 1mon
  •   dmanila Go Pats birthday girl @jrichel_! How do you like 'em 41 points this morning?!! 1mon
  •   janerichel_ Not like 'em…LOVE 'EM! 1mon
  •   dmanila Birthday gift sayo ng New England @jrichel_! Hope you had an amazing 18th bday.. Miss y'all 1mon
  •   janerichel_ Hehe like the Lakers gift…win today + Kobe's history and win the 12th. Thank you, miss you too! 1mon

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