October 3rd, 2014 — Avian Friday: Training Days

Here is another shot of one of the Bald Eagles taken at Seabeck during the beginning of summer. Most of the birds that congregates there are adults, but there usually seems to be one or two juveniles among the pack. This frame captured during one of the unsuccessful fly byes the youngster made trying to swipe a meal from the Great Blue Herons. The eagles here are usually photographed from the opposite direction of this view, over the water with the lighter colored sky and or mountains in the background. This shot was taken as it circled back around behind us to perch in a nearby tree. I like the contrast the darker background of the foliage against the plumage of the young eagle.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

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

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

Processed with Lightroom 5, Photoshop CC, 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,



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