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More Bald Eagle shots from late November, plus a Golden Eagle from Sunday

Posted by Liron on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On a weekend in late November I rented a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM to go photograph Bald Eagles feeding on spawning salmon in BC's Fraser Valley. Unfortunately, high water levels covered the mudflats where dead fish usually get washed up. Despite this, there were still hundreds of eagles around and I got some shots I am very happy with. I still have many more to go through, but here are some shots I have not yet posted on my blog:

Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM | 1/3200 | ISO 200 | f/4

Bald Eagle in flight



Other than making this black and white, very little processing was done. I was shooting into the sun which gave a neat effect.

Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM | 1/2500 | ISO 200 | f/4
Bald eagle with salmon



Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM | 1/2500 | ISO 200 | f/4
Bald Eagle



Lit by the late afternoon sun, a juvenile Bald Eagle flies by a shaded, misty mountain slope in Harrison Mills, BC, in late November 2014.

Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III (840mm) | 1/1000 | ISO 1600 | f/5.6
Juvenile Bald Eagle in flight




Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM | 1/2000 | ISO 1600 | f/4
Bald Eagle in flight




While I have closer photos of this bird with no branches in the frame, I liked the way the branches and the wider view display slightly more of a setting.

Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM | 1/1000 | ISO 500 | f/4Bald Eagle



I photographed another species of eagle on this past Sunday. A Golden Eagle has been at Boundary Bay in Delta, BC, for many weeks now. It has become a bit of a celebrity, and even was featured in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Despite it's popularity, while at Boundary Bay today I spotted it sitting beside the road in a tree with some Bald Eagles when no other people were around. A really neat bird! When it was first found I was in Mexico. When I tried for it a week ago it did not show, so seeing it on Sunday was awesome!


Canon 7D Mark II | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + 1.4x III (560mm) | 1/320 | ISO 500 | f/8

Golden Eagle




Thanks for looking! I hope to post more eagle shots and more photos from Mexico soon!




 

 

 

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