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Lorraine Boyd
Cobleskill, New York
08:16 am

Equipment Details:

D500 with Nikon 600 f/4 lens and 1.4x teleconverter

Post-processing Details:

crop & lighting

Image Details:

I could sit for hours in the morning waiting for moments like this. Even though the sun was behind the eagle, and I couldn't zoom out with a fixed lens, I was thrilled to capture such a close shot of his wingspan. A Bald Eagle's wingspan can reach up to 7.5 feet, being ideal for soaring, keeping them aloft for longer periods without flapping their wings.