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Julius sets off

Meet Julius, an American Sea Eagle on his way to catch his prey.

Meet Julius, an American Sea Eagle on his way to catch his prey.
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efichter November 09, 2019
Beautiful photo, but made me sad at the same time. why are there straps on him?
ThroughRandysEyes December 03, 2019
WOW! What an amazing capture!
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken at the roofvogelboerderij (birds of prey farm) in Berkel and Roodenrijs, the Netherlands. The name of the bird is Julius.
In the morning. It was a rainy day but that did not stop him to catch his prey in the little stream below him.
Unfortunately there was little light due to rain, this moment however it was dry which gave me the opportunity to lower my iso a little.
I used the Canon EOS 70D with a Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6LIS II USM telelens. No flash, handheld Exif: 1/1250sec f/6.3 iso 500 Focal length 371mm
I am crazy about birds (and other animals) so I try to visit the bird farm as often as possible. Julius is my favorite, and seeing him in flight is simply awesome.
Not much here, some noise reduction in Lightroom and upped the clarity and vibrance a bit.
In my camera bag
In my bag you will find, two camera's, the Canon 7D mark II and the Canon EOS 70D. My 100-400mm lens, a wide angle lens, a 50mm, a 100mm, a 35mm macro and an 18-135mm lens. Batteries off course and memory cards. My rain gear (umbrella, lens cover and plastic overcoat for myself), a tripod (attached to my bag), several filters (N filters, polarisation etc.) two extra flashlights and more batteries :) and always a can of coffee which i cannot do without when on the road ;)
Make sure your shutterspeed is fast enough and your iso high enough when the light is not that good. Take a try shot when you start photographing flying birds, just of the background it is going to be flying in and check if the light is good enough and to your liking. Do not try to frame during shooting, they simply go to fast and it is easy to frame correctly in post processing if neccesary. Try to capture the whole bird. If you are a beginner, set your camera to several images at high speed and follow, focus on the bird and start clicking as it flies towards you. Shutterspeed for this type of bird 1/1250 or higher.

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