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Stunning symmetrical bald eagle photo explained

For The Win logo For The Win 5/21/2019 David Strege
a bird swimming in water: File Photo © Steve Biro File Photo

Photo courtesy of © Steve Biro.

Amateur photographer Steve Biro captured a stunning symmetrical image of a bald eagle flying over a pond with each wing dipping into the water and the reflection in the water completing a perfect oval-like shape as the raptor flew directly at him.

Biro took the photo during a photography session at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario earlier this month, but he almost didn't go because the day was cloudy.

"I was [also] feeling blah about a three-hour drive each way but decided to suck it up and go anyway," Biro told USA Today/For The Win Outdoors. "Then I ended up getting one of the best shots of my life."

When he got there, Biro was excited to see the water was fairly calm, presenting an opportunity for a decent reflection shot.

"There was a large rock right at the water's edge where I laid down beside and rested my upper body on trying to get as low as possible," Biro explained to USA Today/For The Win Outdoors. "I love getting reflections from a low vantage point and hoped to get a couple decent pics of Bruce.

"He flew across the pond several times and was not happy where I was, which turned out good for me as he was staring right at me quite a bit. He also was flying close enough to my head for me to feel the breeze from his wings, but I was determined to keep shooting.

"I have many wonderful images from the visit but 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."

Biro also captured slow-motion video of Bruce crossing the pond.

When Biro relocated to shoot from the side angle, the bald eagle landed on the rock he had just been shooting from and "looked straight at me as if to say, 'This is my turf buddy, back off,'" Biro said.

"It's funny, when I first saw the [symmetrical] image when cropped, I was only pleasantly surprised but then saw how good it really looked so decided to post it. I'm humbled and overwhelmed by the response so far."

Photo courtesy of © Steve Biro.

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