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Bald eagle on the Kenai River of Alaska with a bokeh background.

Bald eagle on the Kenai River of Alaska with a bokeh background.
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robertmcdill Platinum
 
robertmcdill January 23, 2019
Very well done. I like the placement leaving room for the eagle to move. Is that a moose in the background?
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robertmcdill January 23, 2019
Very well done. I like the placement leaving room for the eagle to move. Is that a moose in the background?
audreyalbertson
 
audreyalbertson March 18, 2021
Gorgeous!
octaviajreed
 
octaviajreed August 24, 2021
That's a great picture
randalwallen PRO+
 
randalwallen Jan 07
Excellent shot!

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Location
Took this photo while on a boat after a day of fishing in the Kenai, Alaska. Our fishing guide told us that eagles congregate here looking for leftover salmon.
Time
This was taken late afternoon. It was amazing being so close to one of these beautiful birds of prey.
Lighting
It was an overcast day so had to dial up the ISO. I was on a moving boat handholding so needed a fast shutter speed.
Equipment
Canon 7d2 with 100-400 lens.
Inspiration
Besides the close proximity to the eagle, I loved the bokeh background.
Editing
Yes, I changed the white balance, increased the exposure and contrast in Lightroom then noise reduction in Nik Dfine.
In my camera bag
I always carry a wide Canon 24-70 and my 100-400 is so versatile.
Feedback
Alaska is an incredible place to photograph eagles! One of my favorite eagle pictures was taken just off the highway where I noticed two eagles battling over territory.

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