July 26th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Olympic Eagle

During the past month I’ve made several trips over to the east side of Hood Canal to photograph Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons so there may be more than just a few of them posted here on the blog 🙂 I started to post one of the Herons just to change things up a bit, but I liked this shot of the Baldie comin’ at ya with the Olympic Mountains in the background. I’d been toying with rather idea of upgrading to a new camera (more on that later) so my good friend Tim Kuhn had let me test drive his 1D Mark IV. You can see from this shot that the auto-focus is pretty good on that body.
During these shoots there was plenty of opportunity for images of these beautiful birds against a plain blue sky. However, I’m usually trying to pay more attention to backgrounds, lighting angles and other nuances that might make a better image than just blasting away at every bird flying by.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus )

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Seabeck, Washington ;
700mm | 1/3200th Sec. @f/9 | ISO 640

Canon 1D Mark IV+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender VI

Processed using LR4/CS6/ Nik Suite .

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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