Friends, This Bald Eagle is a mature adult and was hunting dinner on Fish Lake. They do a lot of gliding while hunting and are easier to photograph due to the lack of wing flapping.  The shutter speed only has to freeze the glide and not all the wing flap motion so a slower shutter speed is adequate, slower in 1/1000 not the 1/1600 that i have to use on the wing flapping, a small difference but a whole aperture stop. More practicing shooting the flying birds. Today i will visit Hawk Ridge again and try for more raptor flying shots. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on September 11, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We don’t have any bald eagles in our part of Texas. They are in east Texas where we have a lot of lakes and tall pines. jack

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