During our visit to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland we did see quite a few Bald Eagles flying in the distance. But many not close enough to photograph. We did finally find a few to get somewhat closer images. These images are also cropped in quite a lot to have the Bald Eagles large enough to see in the image. The Featured Bald Eagle was in a tree by the Entrance to the Wildlife Drive.
Always a joy to see BNWR Eagles!
Yes! That is why it is one of our favorite places to photograph!
It’s awesome that you have so many opportunities to photograph bald eagles. These are a nice pair of images Reed.
Thanks Steve! Most of my Eagle images are from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Since we retired and moved it is only a 3 hour trip now instead of 4. I occasionally find them at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in NJ and a few other places. Blackwater NWR has some of the largest concentration of Bald Eagles in the Northeast in the Winter months.
Great shots Reed!……….looks like a Baldie paradise!! Still a 3 hour drive each way must take it’s toll. Do you not have any close by?
Thanks! There are a few areas you might see an Eagle here or there. We actually saw two flying high above us in our condo community. The Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR has some but they are usually far far out. But I have gotten frame filling images there also. But in the colder months Blackwater NWR is one area that has one of the largest concentrations of Bald Eagles in the Northeast. So if you have fairly long lenses you can get some frame filling images. Plus more opportunities to photograph them! There is Conowingo Dam, but that is so crowded it is like a zoo.
I go out in a boat abd have found several pairs that over time have adopted me!
That way I do not need a big lens as they let me get close. I use a 28-105 lens for my close up eagle shots! Advantage about using that lens is that the focus has far better depth of field! Because they move so fast focus is critical!