More Bald Eagles In Flight From Blackwater NWR

A series of Bald Eagle in-flight images taken over a few visits to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. I find Blackwater NWR has one of the largest amount of Bald Eagles in the Northeast and is a fairly easy drive to get there from my home. The Featured Image was a quickly taken 2 shot panorama to get both wingtips in the image.

Bald Eagle in Flight, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV
Bald Eagle in Flight, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV
Bald Eagle in Flight, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV
Bald Eagle in Flight, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1D mk IV
Bald Eagle in Flight, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV

Ospreys In Flight At Blackwater NWR

I am going through images I had not had time to post when I was working. Being retired now I am catching up on images that I wanted to post. These Osprey images are from a previous trip to the Blackwater NWR years ago. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a Canon 7D.

Osprey Heading Towards Me, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII

Northern Harrier FlyBy At Blackwater NWR

A series of Northern Harrier images taken at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. All images were taken with a 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Canon Teleconverter on a Canon 7D.

Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D

Blackwater NWR Bald Eagle

A series of images of two Bald Eagles taken at a previous trip to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge Maryland. The Featured Image was taken near the entrance to the Wildlife Drive. For the Featured Image I was using a Better Beamer Flash Extender to light the Eagle as it was very early in the morning and I did not have much light on my subject far away Eagle. I usually do not use Flash when photographing Wildlife but it was so far off I needed to throw some light on my distant subject that was in the shadows. Image taken with a Canon 1D mkIV, 400mm DO lens & a Better Beamer Flash Extender. Looking at my Raw Data, this Eagle was 115 feet away from me. I hardly ever use the Better Beamer Flash Extender for Wildlife but it just happened to be in the car from a Commercial Photo session.

Second Bald Eagle in a different tree from the First Bald Eagle.

The second Bald Eagle was only 65 ft. away from me and was more in the open so I did not need to use a flash to light the Eagle.

Bald Eagle Images From Blackwater NWR

One of my Favorite NWRs to photograph in is the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Great variety of subjects from the Wildlife and Great Sunrises & Sunsets. You never know what you will see to photograph. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge hosts the largest concentration of breeding Bald Eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. Bald Eagles in the wild can live up to 30 years, but usually average 15 years. Following are a series of Bald Eagle images from various trips to photograph there.

Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 2X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Immature Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Immature Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D
Bald Eagle, Canon 400mm DO lens, 2X Teleconverter, Canon 1DmkIII

Winter Sunrises & Sunsets At Blackwater NWR

The images here are from Winter visits to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge over a few years. The Featured colorful ice image was taken at sunrise with a Sigma 300-800mm lens @ 300mm on a Canon 20D .

Blackwater NWR, early morning, Canon 1D mkIII, 17-40mm @ 17mm
Blackwater NWR Sunset, Canon 7D, 100-400mm @ 170mm
Blackwater NWR, Sunset, Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D

Bald Eagle Landing – 3 Image Blend

I was photographing this Bald Eagle as it was flying in to roost on this dead tree. It was making a loud squawking as it was flying in. Instead of using 3 images to show the Eagle flying in I put the 3 images into one image to show the Eagles flight path to the dead tree top. Images taken with a 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Bald Eagle Flying Away at Sunrise

A series of images of a Bald Eagle flying away from me early in the morning after sunrise at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter with a Canon 1D mkIV Camera.

Another Blackwater NWR Bald Eagle FlyBy

Another Bald Eagle flyby taken from a different visit at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. These were taken from the Tubman Road Trail which is a small walking trail down the road from the main Refuge & Wildlife Drive.

Bald Eagle with a bird meal, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Bald Eagle with a bird meal, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Bald Eagle Fly-By @ Blackwater NWR

A series of 3 images of a close Bald Eagle Fly-By taken at the Blackwater NWR in Maryland. I was using a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV. I shot a series of images as it flew by me but I only used a few images here with the wings up. I seem to see more Bald Eagles at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge Maryland than any of the other National Wildlife Refuges near me. I also read somewhere that it has the largest population of Bald Eagles in the Northeast.

Bald Eagle Fly-By, 400mm f/4 DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Bald Eagle Winging Away, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens , 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
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