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Wings



This bald eagle is on the move with his beautiful wings flaired over the blue green color of the water

This bald eagle is on the move with his beautiful wings flaired over the blue green color of the water
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jimfbauty PRO+
 
jimfbauty June 18, 2016
Great shot... must have waited a while for this to happen.
kathijensen
kathijensen June 18, 2016
Thank you! It was one of those wonderful opportunities!
CherylG
 
CherylG June 18, 2016
Congratulations! Incredible capture!
hal-e PRO
 
hal-e June 24, 2016
Perfect timing!!!
randypeal
 
randypeal July 13, 2016
Awesome shot!
jmcastanos PRO+
 
jmcastanos July 13, 2016
Perfect shot!
billfriggle
 
billfriggle August 25, 2016
Amazing photo.
Lukman_Tarigan
 
Lukman_Tarigan September 26, 2016
the best shot, perfect!!!
janicejh PRO+
 
janicejh November 09, 2016
Superior skill shot!!
roselandry PRO
 
roselandry November 15, 2016
awesome shooting!!! congrats!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry January 03, 2017
Great capture, very well done. Voted: Covers
laurentinasilva PRO
 
laurentinasilva January 07, 2017
Muito bonito.
davidgerhartz PRO+
 
davidgerhartz January 18, 2017
Great shot .
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 26, 2017
Wow a brilliant shot
thunderlake
 
thunderlake February 24, 2017
right place at the right time - wow excellent and magnificent!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 February 24, 2017
wow!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 February 24, 2017
wow!!
AndrewJulianPhotography
 
AndrewJulianPhotography March 08, 2017
Sweet photo
Jad67 Premium
 
Jad67 March 10, 2017
Wow
dennisrathbun PRO+
 
dennisrathbun March 30, 2017
Could not be better!
GallantFoto
 
GallantFoto April 01, 2017
Stunning Shot!
sbrawleigh
 
sbrawleigh July 13, 2017
Beautiful
angelck71
 
angelck71 August 09, 2017
Breath taking
susaneagles
 
susaneagles November 23, 2017
love it because my last name is eagles
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater November 25, 2017
Awesome
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 16, 2018
Perfect shot!
michelledixonwilson
 
michelledixonwilson March 23, 2018
Beautiful shot!
HeavensMelodyPhotography
 
HeavensMelodyPhotography June 28, 2018
Wow that is stunning!!!!
ambermarie_7603 PRO
 
ambermarie_7603 December 05, 2018
Fantastic shot.
Happy_Hippy PRO+
 
Happy_Hippy Oct 24
nice shot
kathijensen
kathijensen Oct 24
Thank you!
HEHarris PRO+
 
HEHarris Nov 06
Wonderful
kathijensen
kathijensen Nov 06
Thanks so much

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Behind The Lens

Location
A dream trip of mine has always been to go to Alaska to photograph the vastness of that area and the wildlife. The colorful cliffs and the glacial blue waters lend wonderfully to any scene. The eagles there are gorgeous and very active, fishing the waters off the coast.
Time
Photographers know how important light is. This shot was taken in early evening light!
Lighting
The lighting can be difficult when shooting along waterways. I try to position myself to where the sun would be at my back or nearly so to try to avoid shadows when something flies in front of me. I also tend to shoot early morning or early evening.
Equipment
This image was shot with the Nikon D750 and a Nikkor 28-300 lens, handheld, no flash
Inspiration
Alaska with it's vastness, gorgeous coastal cliffs and glacial blue waters is home to a lot of magnificent wildlife. The eagles are large and their agility is unequaled when it comes to fishing. I wanted to combine the beauty and agility of the eagle while fishing with the wonderful colors of the glacial blue waters.
Editing
I don't do much post processing on my wildlife images, mostly some slight cropping to format the image.
In my camera bag
I always shoot with my Nikon D750, and have a Sigma 150-600 sport generally attached to the camera. But depending on what I end up shooting, I also carry a Tokina 17-35mm f4 wide angle lens, a Tamron 70-200mm f 2.8, and a Nikkor 28-300mm along with a 50mm Nikkor f1.8. I carry a Nikon speed light sb910 as well.
Feedback
When photographing bald eagles along any water because of the changing light conditions and the speed at which the eagle's fly along waterways and channels I tend to shoot in manual, exposing for the white on the eagle and adjust my exposure primarily off the shutter speed to ensure that I am getting a sharp, crisp image.

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