Eagles and the 500mm

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Eagles and the 500mm
Jan 11, 2013

I took my 500 f/4 mounted on a D4 to Haines, Alaska while hosting some workshops and attending the Bald Eagle Festival.  I'm still loving the sharpness of the 500, and with the snappy D4 auto focus, it's a great combination.  In addition, the D4 + 1.4TC + 500mm is so much better than my previous D300 with the TC combo.

Here are a couple of pics from the Bald Eagle migration in November (I'm behind in my work-ups).  About 3,000 eagles show up for this late salmon run providing great opportunities.

CC always welcome! I've attached my settings on each image for your reference.

They get close !

The Technical Details:  Camera NIKON D4, Focal Length 500mm,  Shutter Speed 1/1250sec, Aperture f/8, ISO1250, Exposure Program Manual Mode

Not too many places where you can get 5 Bald Eagles, and 4 Trumpeter Swans in one shot.
The Technical Details:  Camera NIKON D4, Focal Length 500mm,  Shutter Speed 1/250sec, Aperture f/16, ISO1600, Exposure Program Manual Mode

Not sure whose feathers are in his left talon.

The Technical Details:  Camera NIKON D4, Focal Length 500mm,  Shutter Speed 1/1000sec, Aperture f/8, ISO1600, Exposure Program Manual Mode

The immature eagles are my favorite !

The Technical Details:  Camera NIKON D4, Focal Length 500mm,  Shutter Speed 1/1250sec, Aperture f/8, ISO1000, Exposure Program Manual Mode

The Technical Details:  Camera NIKON D4, Focal Length 500mm,  Shutter Speed 1/1000sec, Aperture f/6.3, ISO1600, Exposure Program Manual Mode

This eagle sat here for about 2 hours being the perfect model.

All my past years eagle photos are here:  Bald Eagle Images

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