Caught these fishing actions at Hermitage Park. It was quite a sight as the Osprey lifted off with a trout after submerging into the water for about half a second. I was glad that I was able to locate where the Osprey emerged from the water in the viewfinder, and the transfer from the buffer to the memory card didn't crap out.
Below are the sequence of actions. Enjoy!
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Juneau, Alaska, United States.
7D | 400/5.6L | 1/640 sec., f/7.1, ISO 800; handheld.
For the lead photo, as we were approaching near the Stellar Sea Lions, the Bald Eagle flew in and landed directly above the Sea Lions. For the photos below, the Eagle was perching on a small island next to where the Harbour Seals were swimming/playing.
Even though Eagles are everywhere in Alaska, just like our Magpies here, they can be skittish, and our tour boat kept the distance to avoid flushing the eagles away. The 400mm lens came in handy, nonetheless. My goal was to photograph one against the beautiful scenery anyway as I have plenty of closeup photos.
Enjoy and have a great long weekend!
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