August 28th, 2015 – Avian Friday: Get Yo’ Feet Back on the Ground

Earlier this summer I managed to make a few outings over to the town of Seabeck on Washington’s Hood Canal. Bald Eagles congregate there annually to feed on Sculpin fish that become exposed on the beach during low tide. They number anywhere from a half to a few dozen birds at a time. Most of the time the photographers on the beach will outnumber the Eagles significantly. Capturing flight shots of the birds is ideal, but also at times can be challenging.  Towards the end of the outgoing tide, the Eagles stop flying and  settle in on the beach  either to rest or pick at the fish exposed in the shallows.  Though not as dramatic as the in-flight shots, the land based images can offer nice looks with more interesting backgrounds and scenery.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leptocephalus )

Seabeck, Washington
700mm | 1/5000th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 1600

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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