Bald Eagles are simbolic birds and they are especially so in the United States. The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was named the national symbol of the United States by Congress in 1782. I enjoy photographing birds and there are few birds more sought after by photographers than this one. I photographed this Bald Eagle in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park in the winter of 2018. I am looking forward to photographing more Lamar Valley Bald Eagles during my upcoming trip to the park.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens along with my 1.4x extender to give me a total range of 560mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/250th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for this image to improve stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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