Nature clicks #78 - Bald Eagle, a wing beat later

Bald Eagle with fish
Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM

If you follow my blog regularly, you may have asked, did the eagle Andreas showed here a couple days ago really catch the fish? A friend of mine sent me this question. Yes it did! I processed another photo today, just taken one wing beat after the first one. For my taste there was still a little too much water in the frame and that's why I cropped the second one slightly more. You can't do that if the eyes of the bird are blurred, it will amplify the message that the image is not sharp. I did not have to worry about this here, the sharpness sits on the eyes and the bill. The rest of the bird reflects the dynamic of the scene. Depth of field was less than eight inches with the settings I had in camera, and of course, there is some motion blur.

More to come from last Sunday's trip to Le Claire…