Bird with Patience

On Sep. 30, 2015, I visited the Ridgefield NWR and spotted this Bald Eagle on the perch tree about 300 yards south of the vacant eagle nest.  I spent over an hour waiting for the bird to take off and give me some flight opportunities or, I was hoping another eagle would show up and cause some interesting action.  I had to head for home after over an hour of waiting and I’m sure something great happened right after I left.  🙂   But I’m very happy to even SEE a Bald Eagle at the refuge and I’m glad I was able to get this one shot of this majestic bird–even from a great distance.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f7.1, ISO 400, 700mm (500 + 1.4x), 1:29 p.m., 380 feet

 

On Sep. 30, 2015, I visited the Ridgefield NWR and spotted this Bald Eagle on the perch tree about 300 yards south of the vacant eagle nest.  I spent over an hour waiting for the bird to take off and give me some flight opportunities or, I was hoping another eagle would show up and cause some interesting action.  I had to head for home after over an hour of waiting and I’m sure something great happened right after I left.  🙂   But I’m very happy to even SEE a Bald Eagle at the refuge and I’m glad I was able to get this one shot of this majestic bird–even from a great distance.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f7.1, ISO 400, 700mm (500 + 1.4x), 1:29 p.m., 380 feet

 

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