May 29th, 2015 – Avian Friday: Eagles Really Fly on Friday?

There’s something a little more satisfying about capturing living subjects in photography. At least that’s what I’ve discovered over the years. Wether it be macro images of bugs, plants, or underwater marine species, those types of photographs seem to have just a little bit more interest than those of static objects. That’s primarily of what got me interested in bird photography. That and the fact that there are so many different and very cool species. Plus it just must be really awesome to be able to fly!
As mentioned the last couple of weeks, the Bald Eagles are making their annual appearance over at Seabeck on Hood Canal. I made my first trip over this past week on Memorial Day for a late afternoon session. A of course the light was way less than ideal. It was cloudy and much later in the day than I’m accustomed to shooting there. The Eagle action was much slower than usual also as they didn’t really seem interested in feeding on the Sculpin fish exposed on the shoreline at low tide. There were however several fly- byes by single birds and a couple of groups ( which I managed to miss) so I did manage a couple of flight shots and some nice images of one adult perched in a nearby tree. I’m on my way back over this morning as I write this and both the tide and light are much more favorable so stay tuned and enjoy!

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/2500th Sec. @f/6.3| ISO 2000

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

Processed with Lightroom CC, 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,

JayT

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