Keywords:Alaska, Chilkat River, Eagle Preserve, award, bald eagle, birds, eagles, flight sequence, snow, wildlife, winter, Zenfolio
Dimensions1546 x 1932
Original file size908 KB
Date taken2-Dec-12 08:39
Date modified16-Apr-17 14:28
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 prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 3200
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.