David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Eagle Wing Span

Let me set up for you what was happening.  Recently my lovely wife (I need the extra points) said she wanted to go see the eagles in Pearland.  I was excited to take her, hoping she would get to see them fly.  One of the eagles was perched a long way off in the back field and never moved the entire time we were there.  The other eagle flew, but on the back side of the trees.  It left and returned later with a big fish.  It came in low and I thought it was going to make a fly by in front of the trees before it approached the nest.  Nooooo, it flew in from the back and landed in the nest obstructed by some branches.

After dropping off the meal for the eaglets it flew to a nearby perch and stood on guard.  It wasn’t long before it took off towards the lake, gaining altitude very quickly.    All for a good reason.  A hawk was flying at a very high altitude which was surprising since they usually fly lower unless they are migrating.  Approaching the hawk the eagle flew much higher.  The pictures shows the eagle banking hard to the left and then flipping to the right before it took a nose dive.

These were taken a very long way off and were heavily cropped.  But I still wanted to share with you some of the excitement we viewed.  More details to follow in my next post.

Nikon D4, 500mm + 1.4tc, f/5.6, 1/2500, -0.67, ISO 200

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4 responses to “Eagle Wing Span

  1. Doug Haass March 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Far off or not, love the spread. Don’t you just wish it had been closer, so you could get all those pixels without cropping. Nice job David.

  2. Tim Timmis March 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Very cool shot David. Good work getting the full wing span. Cropped or not, it’s a cool shot.

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