Morning light at Reel Foot, this guy posed on a branch for over 10 minutes. Sitting in a tree looking over the Mississippi river for fishing opportunities. Not the best picture of the day but the wind in his head gives a feeling of power and freedom IMO.
Canon 7D + 500MM + 1.4 = 700MM
Jeff, nice capture of the spirit of the eagle. Easy to see why this bird was chosen for our national symbol! I'm not sure about the crop, I would probably lose the twigs on the left and make this a vertical. Thanks for sharing!
"It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart, and head." - Henri Cartier Bresson
There are plenty of opportunities there especially in the months between Dec and April with the chicks. Interesting to note when the juvs grow up they return to the nest and hunt for food. The adult eagles have to hunt for food and protect the nest at the same time, interesting to see the air battles between the adults and kids. Like our species its the kids that will drive you crazy.
This was take with a tripod beneath the tree line, he was on a branck about 30 feet overhead.
Last edited by Jeff Cashdollar; 05-01-2012 at 04:32 PM.