While going through some older images (2008), looking for some “birds in snow” images for a painter friend, I came upon some Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) from one of my two trips to the Chilkat River Valley of Alaska. Nestled a few miles outside the town of Haines, this location is a mecca for bald eagles looking for a late salmon run, as well as for photographers wanting to photograph them. Here are a few images, from a single day of shooting, that I like:
For the last couple of years, I’ve been thinking of returning to the Chilkat River Valley for more eagle photography … maybe in 2015!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 800
- Aperture f/7.1 and f/8
- Shutter 1/640 sec. and 1/800 sec.