“Low Altitude Flight”

Today’s post features a few more previously unpublished images of wintering Bald Eagles along the Mississippi River, near Davenport, Iowa.

While photographing the eagles fishing in the river, the eagles sometimes fly low over the banks of the river, offering the great joy of capturing images of them low and close to where I was standing.

An adult bald eagle swoops out of the trees and heads full speed to a fish he has spotted near the surface of the river:

Bald Eagle fishes the river

An adult Bald Eagle with a fresh caught fish flies back toward the trees to eat his breakfast:

Bald Eagle with a freshly caught fish

Flying low, over a graveled parking lot where I was standing, this adult bald eagle heads back to the water for more fishing:

Bald Eagle flying low over a gravel parking lot


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800 and ISO 500
  • Aperture f/5.6 and f/8
  • Shutter Speed 1/1250 sec. and 1/1600 sec.



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