Last good shot at an eagle I had was a couple of weeks ago and it was a little too dark. This one I like better.
I was setting up to do a landscape photo and this guy came and landed in a tree in my shot. Then he hung out while I changed lenses and got closer. Very accommodating!
I had a chance to stop by an area I've been wanting to shoot for some time. I love this kind of subject!
I'm editing this to add some information. Some people have wanted to know how to achieve the starburst effect I get in these shots. The key is stopping the lens way down, in this case I think I was at around f/13. So stop down to f/11 or more (this varies by lens so I'm speaking from a Pentax DA15 perspective), meter off the sky or your subject without the sun in the frame. Hold the shutter half way and then once it's locked, recompose with the sun in your frame and you should get your starburst. The number of points depends on how many blades your lens has. So my seven bladed DA15 creates these nice 14 point stars. Hope this helps and happy shooting!
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