This is another frame from the series I took on March 3, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR. This is the final picture in the burst that captured the Bald Eagle taking off from a tree with dark clouds behind and sweet light on the bird. I do wish I hadn’t blown the whites on the head but I do like the pose.
For those interested in viewing the initial posting of the bird banking as it left the perch: Royalty in Flight I
Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 10:59 a.m.