Bald Eagle

Nikon D300, 500mm PF, 1/2000s, f9, iso1000

Saw this Bald eagle circulating in the sky. I was able to had number of shots of this eagle. I did made sure that I set the shuttle speed priority to avoid any motion blur. And just let the camera do the rest of the exposure calculation. When I reviewed the photos later, most of them are either underexposed (body) or overexposed (head). I managed to salvage few of them through post processing. But it is a shame that I didn’t get it right in the field. Lighting can be such a tricky thing. Theory and actual situation can be such a tricky thing to manage.

Time to bring the camera out for a spin and practice.


  1. Great shot! I love seeing these majestic birds. Shooting on sunny days is really difficult, as you point out. I’ve found that cloudy days provide more even lighting, and fewer high-contrast problems.

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