The photo was taken at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, Illinois. The park is part of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. It’s a great place to go for bird watching and is also home to a wide variety of other animals and wild plants. There is also a rehabilitation center for injured animals, including a Bald Eagle, which would not otherwise survive in the wild.
I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 camera. I used ACDSee Ultimate 10.4 to adjust the lighting, boost the contrast, saturation and clarity, then sharpen a bit.
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