On my recent trip to photograph Bald Eagles and Trumpeter Swans at the Loess Bluffs NWR, the number of eagles were not nearly as high as I would have liked to see. But I did get several opportunities to photograph some of the eagles.
Immature Bald Eagle numbers seem to increase dramatically every year … giving proof to our conservation programs, to bring them back from very low numbers due to the DDT problems we encountered in the late 1900’s. Some of the immature bald eagles I was able to capture:
And a couple of adults:
More bald eagle and swan photos will be posted soon!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 7D Mark II body
- Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens (top 2 images) and Canon 500mm f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (bottom 2 images)
- Handheld, with IS “On” (top 2 images) and Bogen 3221 Tripod with ballhead (last 2 images)
- ISO 400 (top 2 images) and ISO 250 (bottom 2 images)
- Aperture f/9, f/5.6, f/8, f/8
- Shutter 1/400 sec., 1/2000 sec., 1/800 sec., and 1/1000 sec.