Golden Eagle in falling snow

Golden Eagle in falling snowGolden Eagle in falling snow – Nikon D810, f5.6, 1/3200, ISO 2500, +1.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

Yesterday morning found me on Antelope Island in low light and falling snow with a pair of Golden Eagles wishing for better light and clear skies. I took hundreds of frames of the two Golden Eagles hoping that just a few would be presentable and there were a few that are similar to this frame that are definitely high key.

I hope one of these days I will find Golden Eagles in great light because they have been a nemesis for me. When I see them in great light they are out of range, or I can’t get to them, a car goes by  or something gets in the way.

Birds photography… it isn’t easy.

Life is good.



  1. Elephant's Child December 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    A golden eagle and snow? Be still my beating heart.
    What an amazing experience for you, and thank you for sharing some of the joy.

  2. Utahbooklover December 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

    As Wally said, this is not easy or we wouldn’t appreciate your work so much. Thanks for getting out there in the cold and sharing all these wonderful images with us. Being able to take so many photos in one day is something us old timers could never do in the past but the slow “shutter” response of my digital cameras is a drawback.

  3. Wally December 29, 2014 at 8:36 am

    The photograph depicts a magnificent raptor going about the business of surviving in a harsh environment. Many of your readers (myself included) would be beyond thrilled to produce such an image. We always wish for better. The one thing you have that none of us do is the memory of the experience. How good is that!

    (If bird photography was easy we would all do it as well as you…..)

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