Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

This lovely creature, the national bird and emblem of the United States, was tethered to a post in the open air and therefore easy to photograph. All I had to do was choose a fast shutter speed for my long focus handheld lens and select an angle that used a dark background. I was about 3 metres away, but the eagle, no doubt used to members of the public in the zoo, was very relaxed.

Sony A700, Sony/Zeiss 70-300 lens at 230mm, f6.3 at 1/500 sec., ISO 200, autofocus, handheld. Banham Zoo, Norfolk, UK. 4th july 2011
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Date:
04/07/11
Location:
Banham Zoo
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