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Bald Eagle Flying At Camera



Bald Eagle flying at camera, Alaska

Bald Eagle flying at camera, Alaska
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Goozedesigns
 
Goozedesigns December 15, 2015
That is AWE-MAZING! Great timing and a perfect shot!!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson December 17, 2015
Awesome shot.
ashikashi
 
ashikashi December 18, 2015
AMAZING SKILL... !!!
ejschneider
 
ejschneider December 21, 2015
Thank you for this shot. It is magnificent!
samyamaiti
 
samyamaiti December 26, 2015
perfect!!!! loved the pic
poddy46
 
poddy46 January 02, 2016
Great capture and photo!!
heartland
 
heartland January 06, 2016
Absolute !
RodSchwartz PRO+
 
RodSchwartz January 14, 2016
Terrific shot!
tierpfoto PRO
 
tierpfoto February 12, 2016
Amazing! WOW!
janetgiuliano
 
janetgiuliano February 24, 2016
Amazing capture.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 04, 2016
Awesome capture! Congrats.
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson July 07, 2016
WOW this is absolutely astonishing. Superb work.
Carpediem-jacro
 
Carpediem-jacro August 25, 2016
Very few of us would ever get the opportunity to get a shot like that! You nailed it!! Kudos!!
MELLIE1955 PRO+
 
MELLIE1955 November 23, 2016
Amazing photo.
Neckbone
 
Neckbone February 28, 2017
Man, it must have been exciting to see this majestic animal captured in such an amazing powerfull pose. Congratulations!
heatherkilgore
 
heatherkilgore February 06, 2018
Amazing!!!
hscottburd PRO+
 
hscottburd April 02, 2018
Wow WOW

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in Homer Alaska several years ago when the Eagle Lady Jean Keene was still alive and was feeding the eagles daily. There were at least 50 Bald Eagles of different ages there for food. I had always wanted to photograph eagles in Alaska and this was my chance. I tried to make the most of it and came away with some of my favorite images of all time!
Time
We were up before well before sunrise to get to the location and set up. The eagles began arriving at first light and it was truly a sight to behold!
Lighting
The light was all natural and kept getting better.
Equipment
This image was shot on a Canon 1D MkIII with a 500mm f/4 Canon Lens
Inspiration
I love Birds of Prey and always wanted to photograph the Bald Eagles of Alaska. This was the first and only time I had a chance to visit this spot.
Editing
Minimal Post Processing other than the crop to isolate the eagle in flight.
In my camera bag
I normally travel currently with a Canon 5D MKIV, 24-105mm Zoom Lens, a Canon 100-400 Zoom and a Canon 500mm F/4 for Birds and Landscapes . If I'm pursuing smaller creatures I travel with a 100mm Macro and a 180mm Macro and the Macro Twin Light.
Feedback
Do your research and get out there. Patience is the key. Go prepared for cold weather and check for the perfect time of year.

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