Wintering Bald Eagles 2016

Today’s post features some of the wintering Bald Eagle images I captured over 4 days this past January, near the Quad Cities (eastern Iowa/western Illinois). I have just made plans to conduct a small group, 3-day photo workshop with the Quad Cities wintering eagles in January 2016. If you might be interested in attending, you can find more information on my website at 2016 Nature Photography Workshops . Here are a few of my favorite images from my past visit to this area:

 

Adult Bald Eagle catching fish

 

Adult Bald Eagle pirates a fish from an immature Bald Eagle

Adult Bald Eagle fishing the Mississippi River

Adult Bald Eagle making a sharp bank over the river

Adult Bald Eagle making a sharp bank over the river

Adult Bald Eagle fishing the Mississippi River

Adult Bald Eagle with one broken leg, fishing

Adult Bald Eagle with one broken leg, fishing

Adult Bald Eagle with one broken leg

Adult Bald Eagle flying over the Mississippi River

Adult Bald Eagle flying over the Mississippi River

Bald Eagles gathered in tree overlooking the river

Bald Eagle

Adult Bald Eagle fishing

Adult Bald Eagle fishing

Adult Bald Eagle fishing

We even had a single, American White Pelican fishing among the eagles:

American White Pelican feeding (greatly enlarged)

American White Pelican feeding

Bald Eagles are one of my favorite subjects to photograph and I’m looking forward to another great visit to this area!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body and Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO variable, depending on lighting, but typically ISO 400 to ISO 3200
  • Aperture variable, but typically f/5.6 to f/8
  • Shutter variable, depending on lighting and action

 

 

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