Your January Eye Test

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, as I photographed Bald Eagles along the Chilkat River in Alaska, during their late season gathering for a late salmon run in the river.

When editing this image, I wondered exactly how many eagles were in this photograph, so I took the time to move slowly around the image and count them.  I thought this “eye test” would be a good way to start off the New Year!  Be sure to count the ones in the trees, and the many that are on the ground in the background! (Hint: if possible, enlarge the sections of this image to see more eagles!)  Note: my count is shown below the photograph.

Bald Eagles along the Chilkat River

My “eye test” gave me a result of “45” … hopefully, that’s not too far off from the actual number! What did you come up with?


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 105mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter Speed 1/200 sec.



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