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Flying High

In November a group of us visited Haines, Alaska to photograph Bald Eagles that make their way to this area to feed on the fish that are still in the open rivers even late in November. So while I expected to see Bald Eagles, I found we were very lucky with the number of flight shots that we had the opportunity to take, and also how different all the flight shots could be.

 

I had a few flight shots from this trip where the Eagles were flying in front of mountains, like Scenic Flight and then we also got images where the eagles were flying over the water. What I love about this flight shot is the reds, yellows and other colors in the background really make the Bald Eagles stand out. Also how the light was hitting the eagles head, I find my eye is really drawn to the eye of the eagle, and also the whites on the feathers of the closest wing.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: November 24, 2016
Location: Alaska

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

In November a group of us visited Haines, Alaska to photograph Bald Eagles that make their way to this area to feed on the fish that are still in the open rivers even late in November. So while I expected to see Bald Eagles, I found we were very lucky with the number of flight shots that we had the opportunity to take, and also how different all the flight shots could be.

 

I had a few flight shots from this trip where the Eagles were flying in front of mountains, like Scenic Flight and then we also got images where the eagles were flying over the water. What I love about this flight shot is the reds, yellows and other colors in the background really make the Bald Eagles stand out. Also how the light was hitting the eagles head, I find my eye is really drawn to the eye of the eagle, and also the whites on the feathers of the closest wing.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: November 24, 2016
Location: Alaska

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/1000