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Bald Headed Eagle



Alaska

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4 Comments | Report
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus August 18, 2017
Wow!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson February 27, 2018
Brilliant. Love it.
balantaylorp
 
balantaylorp Nov 21
Keen shot
balantaylorp
 
balantaylorp Nov 21
Sharp vision. Terrible shot

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Alaska with the eagle on a rock around 600 metres away from me
Time
Was taken at 8am in the morning
Lighting
Lighting was very good - needs to be as you cannot be close - easily scare the eagle away if you are too close
Equipment
Canon 1DX11 with Sigma Sports 160 - 600 mm lens. Benro Tripod with Gimbal head. The Gimbal head is useful on a big lens for versatility
Inspiration
Eagles are very beautiful birds and I already have photos of eagles in flight so I wanted to concentrate on the eye and very powerful beak to show the power of the bird
Editing
I do very little post processing - if a picture is not good enough after a maximum of 3 minutes post processing I delete - all I do is crop - I shoot in raw and make the photo lighter or darker
In my camera bag
I plan my shots before I pack my gear and think what I am going to shoot and where - try to focus and pack equipment accordingly - only pack what you really need - not for speculation as equipment can be heavy
Feedback
You need to research the subject you are going to shoot in advance and if it’s an eagle like mine - think of the shot you want to achieve in your mind -and look also at the lighting and weather in advance - an eagle can move so fast so you need a fast lens and be prepared to be a distance away so you do not disturb it

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