October 4th, 2013 – Avian Friday: The Eagle Flies on Friday
I was going through some more of my images from the summer visits to Hood Canal to photograph Bald Eagles and came across this shot that I hadn’t processed yet. Having taking a good number of frames during the few hours we spent there, many of them were from considerable distances away from the birds. Its a good thing the high megapixel frames of the 5D Mark III crop down pretty nicely. It helps to utilize some of the files normally considered unusable because the subject is so small relative to the frame. This image is about a 70 percent crop and still maintains quite a lot of detail. Bald Eagles have long been Native and national symbols of freedom, power and nobility. Seeing these magnificent birds thriving in the wild is a treat I hope many other people will have an opportunity to enjoy.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus )
Seabeck, Washington ;
700mm | 1/800th Sec. @f/6.3 | ISO 1600
Canon 5D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender VI
Processed using LR4/CS6/ Nik Suite .
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,