Standby Eagle

Uploaded: August 25, 2014 23:35:00 | Entered: August 25, 2014 23:35:00

Description

A bald eagle resting in the trees in between fishing forays. Bald Eagles, especially in the shadows are difficult to shoot because of the extreme contrast. If you expose for the white head the rest of the scene is usually almost black. If you expose for the body, the head is completely blown out. I was able to get this perfect exposure using the Sony a6000 HDR feature which brackets 3 fast shots and produces a finished blend in the camera. The eagle was quite still or it wouldn't have worked.
Sony a6000, SEL55210 lens, ISO-100, f6.3, 1/60, HDR @ 5EV, hand held.

Exif: Focal Length: 210mm

Comments

Heidi R. Geise level-classic August 26, 2014

Thank you for the details on how you did it. It is hard to get both parts correct. Nice capture. #1584432

Jane E. Miller level-deluxe September 01, 2014

Gary,

Great Explanation! You are right I have had a heck of a time shooting Eagles. I will have to try your method. Great Shot! Congrats! #11123842

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 02, 2014

Cool capture and explanation, Gary. Your camera did wonders here!!

UB. #11124028

Joy Rector September 09, 2014

congrats on the POTD
#11129713

Omar Upegui September 09, 2014

Everything is the photograph is just right. It's a beautiful picture to place your eyes on. Bring them on! #11129824

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Thank you all for your kind comments. I have used this multiple exposure blending process for years but it always involved a tripod, a fair amount of time between exposures and quite a bit of time post processing with external software. This built in feature opens up a lot of new possibilities. #11129826

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Thank you all for your kind comments. I have used this multiple exposure blending process for years but it always involved a tripod, a fair amount of time between exposures and quite a bit of time post processing with external software. This built in feature opens up a lot of new possibilities. #11129827

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Thank you all for your kind comments. I have used this multiple exposure blending process for years but it always involved a tripod, a fair amount of time between exposures and quite a bit of time post processing with external software. This built in feature opens up a lot of new possibilities. #11129828

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Thank you all for your kind comments. I have used this multiple exposure blending process for years but it always involved a tripod, a fair amount of time between exposures and quite a bit of time post processing with external software. This built in feature opens up a lot of new possibilities. #11129829

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 09, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Gary on this AWESOME POTD!!! <>< #11129841

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Outstanding POTD and wildlife capture. Thanks for sharing and congratulations! #11129874

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Wonderful capture and a fab POTD! Huge congrats, Gary!! #11129890

Frederick P. Brown level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Great wildlife capture! Great HDR! Like Jane I will have to try this method! Congrats on POTD! #11129907

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic September 09, 2014

Great details on this wonderful eagle. Congrats on your POTD! #11129923

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Beautiful wildlife capture and congrats Gary on PTD #11129998

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 09, 2014

Outstanding nature capture - Congrats Gary! #11130120

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 09, 2014

Congrats on this excellent POTD Gary! #11130131

Michael Lynch September 09, 2014

Congratulations on a well-deserved POTD ! #11130201

Lisa B. North September 09, 2014

Love love love the Bald Eagle. We are getting a bigger population in CT and what a sight! This is a gorgeous photo of this majestic creature! Congrats on your POTD! #11130241

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 09, 2014

Beautiful capture, Gary! Congratulations on your POTD. #11130265

Linda M. Solari level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Gary this capture is amazing. I thank you for explaining how you did it! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Linda #11130680

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe September 10, 2014

Thanks, again, to all for your kind and encouraging comments :-) #11130721

Lucy Abrao level-classic September 10, 2014

Great capture, Gary. I love images of bald eagles. #11130778

Lucy Abrao level-classic September 10, 2014

Congratulations! #11130781

Susan M. Hembree level-classic September 11, 2014

It's a great shot, Gary. Where was this taken at? I live in Alaska and often take photos of eagles and know that it is indeed something that can be difficult. Congratulations on your POTD! #11132137

Susan M. Hembree level-classic September 11, 2014

It's a great shot, Gary. Where was this taken at? I live in Alaska and often take photos of eagles and know that it is indeed something that can be difficult. Congratulations on your POTD! #11132139

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 22, 2014

Excellent exposure indeed and a fine portrait. Congratulations on the finalist. #11141250

Frederick P. Brown level-deluxe September 22, 2014

Congratulations on your finalist! Fred #11141358

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 29, 2014

Beautiful capture, Gary!! Congratulations on your POTD and Finalist award! #11147749

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 08, 2015

An eagle eye for sure. Great color and exposure here. Belated congratulations on your POTD and Finalist. #11221017

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