February 14th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Beach Bum
I’m still riding the wave of celebration for the Seattle Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVIII so I’ll be posting a series of raptor images over the next few weeks. To kick things off, here is a Bald Eagle captured on Washington’s Hood Canal. Usually if you can find a concentration of these magnificent birds, there will most likely be a nearby food source . In this case there was an abundance of Sculpin fish exposed in the shallows during the outgoing tide. This guy is looking for some young punk he can steal a meal from.:)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus
700mm | 1/4000th Sec. @f/7.1| ISO 2000
Canon 5D MkIII+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM w/1.4X Rear Extender
Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Collection.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
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