Eagle Soaring near Mountains

Eagle Soaring near Mountains

Juneau, Alaska

Eagle Soaring near Mountains - Juneau - Alaska
 
As I look at images in my files I revisit my time in the field. This image was taken last year during a trip with a small group in Alaska’s Inside Passage. We were on our way to photograph whales when we couldn’t pass up a chance to photograph eagles as they soared over some successful fisherman. Nature photographers always have to take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself.
 
High shutter speeds are a requirement with flight shots. Luckily for us we had plenty of light enabling shutters speeds of 1/1600 or faster while being able to keep a low ISO. I shot most my images of a single eagle at F7.1, if we had two eagles squabbling over a meal we would use a higher aperture.
 
Embrace the Journey!
 
Date: 6/25/19
Model: NIKON D500
Frame #: 28
Lens (mm): 200
ISO: 180
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/1600
Exp. Comp.: -0.3
Program: Manual using Auto ISO
Focus Mode: AF-C
White Bal.: CLOUDY
Quality: RAW

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