Flushed by an Eagle

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On May 6, 2016, at Ridgefield, Wa., I came across three Greater Yellowlegs feeding in some shallow water.  I began photographing them and after a couple of minutes they all suddenly took flight together.  I got a shot or two off of the sudden launch.  When I took my eye from the viewfinder a mature Bald Eagle was flying fairly low almost directly over the birds I was shooting and I was not able to get any shots of the eagle.  It makes me wonder how often I miss spotting other wildlife while I’m concentrating on the subject at hand.  Oh well, one can only shoot one direction at a time!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 6:12 p.m.

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On May 6, 2016, at Ridgefield, Wa., I came across three Greater Yellowlegs feeding in some shallow water.  I began photographing them and after a couple of minutes they all suddenly took flight together.  I got a shot or two off of the sudden launch.  When I took my eye from the viewfinder a mature Bald Eagle was flying fairly low almost directly over the birds I was shooting and I was not able to get any shots of the eagle.  It makes me wonder how often I miss spotting other wildlife while I’m concentrating on the subject at hand.  Oh well, one can only shoot one direction at a time!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 320, 500mm, 6:12 p.m.

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