June 27th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Eagles and Herons

I made it back to Hood Canal last weekend and the early low tide coupled with great light seemed perfect for a morning of capturing Bald Eagle shots. The birds however, didn’t seem to have fine dining for seafood on their minds. There was a little bit of action, but it was quite sporadic and the Eagles that were feeding kept their distance. I managed to catch a few fly-byes of the Baldies and the Great Blue Herons were actively feeding on the fish the Eagles seemed to have had their fill of.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

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Seabeck, Washington
500mm | 1/4000th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 500

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias )

Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/5000th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 1000

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 1.4X Rear Extender

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )


Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/4000th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 1000

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 1.4X Rear Extender

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias )

Seabeck, Washington
500mm | 1/2000th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 500

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Processed with Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS6, Nik Collection.

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,

JayT

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2 thoughts on “June 27th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Eagles and Herons

  1. Those bald eagle shots are not to shabby, but the great blue heron ones are great – the in-flight reflection and the landing spread with the full display of the wings is marvelous.

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