Taken 2-Dec-12
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Keywords:Alaska, Chilkat River, Eagle Preserve, award, bald eagle, birds, eagles, flight sequence, snow, wildlife, winter, Zenfolio
Photo Info

Dimensions1546 x 1932
Original file size908 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Dec-12 08:39
Date modified16-Apr-17 14:28
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/750 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Eagle Landing

Eagle Landing

Chilkat Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska

Early in the morning at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, Alaska, I set up across the river from one of the eagles’ salmon feeding grounds. There was a lot of activity – birds flying in and out, fighting over fish, or just watching the action around them. I had struggled to follow their rapid movements with a big, heavy lens, so I switched to a lighter lens for these shots. This made them easier to track, but required sharp concentration to maintain focus on them in flight for a clear shot.

This image is also available as a sequence of 4 shots showing a landing approach - contact me if you are interested in seeing it.