Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bald Eagle portraits

I made this image on my 3rd day at Bosque last December. It is currently my best image of a bald eagle in the wild and is an example of serendipity. In the mid morning I was driving around the refuge and saw this eagle perched on a tree very close to the road. It stayed there for the next 40 minutes offering a variety of head angles to photograph.

I was also fortunate enough to be one of the first two people to arrive at the spot, giving me a great vantage point. I had to shoot out of the window of my small car which proved challenging with the 800 and without beanbag. I ended up reclining my seat all the way down, raising the window up about halfway and heavily relying on Live View.

Technical Specs: Canon 7D, 800 f/5.6 IS, f/5.6, ISO 200.

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