For today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m including some images that are special to me. Photographing bald eagles is one of my favorite photography subjects! I made these images on the first day of my last trip to the Mississippi River to capture wintering bald eagles in Missouri. That trip occurred back in 2010, in the river town of Clarksville, Missouri, where one of the many Lock & Dams of the Mississippi River is located.Here are a few images I captured during one of my days there:
Since that time, the winters have been pretty warm and the bald eagle numbers have been too depressed for a trip back to Clarksville. I’ve also been busy traveling to other locations at this time of year, but I’m currently planning an early 2015 trip to some Lock & Dams a bit farther north, in eastern Iowa. Being farther north than Clarksville, there should be more bald eagles wintering along the Mississippi River at these locations. At least that is the information I have been finding during my recent research. I am also opening up that trip as an “Investigative” Photo Workshop, allowing up to 4 photographers to join me. Details can be found on my Nature Workshops page. If you are interested, please e-mail me and I will get back with you on further details, and get you signed up.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (700 mm)
- Bogen 3221 tripod with Wemberly gimbal head
- ISO 400
- Aperture f/5.6
- Shutter 1/2000 sec. to 1/3200 sec.