June 5th, 2015 – Avian Friday: These Feet Weren’t Made for Walkin’

The next several weeks this photo blog will likely have a few Bald Eagle shots to share with you all. This one is from my first trip of the season over to the Hood Canal town of Seabeck. The eagles gather here annually to take advantage of an ample supply of sculpin fish that become exposed on the beach at low tide. Usually the best time to photograph them is during the times when low tide coincide with early morning light. For this first trip out I took a gamble during a low tide late in the  afternoon. but the direction and lack of light wasn’t very good even though there were a handful of eagle making an appearance. I didn’t have much success getting flight shots, but this particular bird landed in a tree fairly close to the highway where we park. I was able to get within a reasonable distance without disturbing it and the addition of a 2X teleconverter on my supertelephoto lens helped close the gap even more providing a nice view of the eagle on the perch.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

1000mm | 1/320th Sec. @f/10| ISO 2000

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 2X 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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