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    • ScottBourne

      Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), photographed in Kachemak Bay- Cook Inlet - Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. 

      Get Olympus OMD EM1 MK II - Olympus 17mm f/1.2 Pro Lens - ISO 400 - 1/1600th second, f/4.5, handheld. Post-Processed in Skylum Software Luminar 2018.

      I took the new Olympus 17 f/1.2 lens to Alaska with the crazy hope that I would get close enough to use it. I laid down on the ground and waited for the eagles to approach. Using the camera's tilt out LCD to frame my shots (since the camera was literally laying on the snow) I waited until I saw movement out of the corner of my eye - and let go with a 10FPS burst and got this shot of a juvenile - wing-tip to wing-tip, flying right past me. The perspective of a wide angle lens can't be duplicated. It's very cool.

    • Chris

      In my life I never thought I'd see a close-up of an eagle shot with a 17mm lens. Incredible.

      It was great talking last night. Not to hijack your thread, but I know how you love birds and last night I mentioned that while in Costa Rica we got to see one of the last 70 Jabiru storks in the country with her daughter. Here they are:

    • Denise

      I'm with Chris here - I never would have guessed you used a 17mm lens for that shot. Wide lens can be magic, can't they? Wonderful shot!

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