Pamela Hoaglund  

Bald Eagles by Pamela Hoaglund

May 2021 - Bald Eagles

May 2021 - Pamela Hoaglund


About the Image(s)

Several weeks ago I went to the nearby NWR in the evening for a photo walk. These eagles were in the top of a Douglas Fir tree on the far side of the fresh water pond. As you can see by the original they were quite far away. I was using my Sony 7RM3 with a Sigma 150-600mm lens and in this image I used the APS-C mode on my camera to get as close as possible. I believe I was using my new monopod and also the boardwalk railing to stabilize the camera and lens. I cropped to show the tree the eagles were perched in. I did basic editing in ON1 RAW 2021, setting the black and white points, adding dynamic contrast, sharpening and slight vignette. Even though I shot at ISO 200 I ran the image through Topaz AI Clear as I feel it enhances the image. ISO 200, 1/1000sec at f/6.3.

1 comment posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Pamela, nice image of what most likely is the mother and the young that already fledged. Good interaction between them looking at each other. The image is sharp and the colors are well managed. It is unfortunate that the young eagle is partially blocked by the pine tree branch. The trunk and the branch that the mother is standing on form an L and frame both birds. Great catch.   Posted: 05/05/2021 08:49:28


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