May 15th, 2105 – Avian Friday: American Icons

Well it’s finally that time of year again here in the Pacific Northwest when the Bald Eagles start congregating at the Hood Canal shoreline to feast on an abundance of Sculpin fish among the oyster beds. A good number of them probably a few months ago were camped out along the banks of the Skagit River and will be continuing northward to Canada and Alaska, but not before hitting up this seafood smorgasbord.
I definitely plan to make it over there a couple of times to capture them and hopefully at least one of those trips has ideal light and tide conditions. There’s usually also good numbers of Great Blue Herons in the mix to make things interesting. This is one of the shots from last year, but stay tuned for several more new ones to come!

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

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Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/800th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 1600

Canon 5D MkIII+ 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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