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Reply To: $200 Nature Photography Contest (Share Your Best Nature Photo)

#5031

David Lipsy
Participant

‘A Shot Thru Trees’

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I pulled into a parking lot by the Merrimack River in Hooksett, NH looking for Eagles in the trees and ducks in the water. I was nearing the end with no luck sighted, when just over a snowbank, I spotted a BAEA that was quite close… I’d say 30-40 feet. Unfortunately it was almost totally concealed by the many trees between us. I backed up… moved forward… then back again… until I found a clear shot thru the tree branches of the birds head.

I would like to mention that in Photoshop I removed a branch that was too close to the birds head as I found it distracting to the viewer.

Bald Eagle (BAEA)
By the Merrimack River – Hooksett, NH 02-08-18

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EF500mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 400, f/8.0, 1/3200th Sec., (EFL) 800mm
Hand held. Cropped for Composition.
Manual Mode, Partial Metering, Auto White Balance
Edit Flow: Selected and previewed in Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw with final editing in Photoshop.