To have such an opportunity!
In our lifetime, we can experience some incredible places, people, and scenes. This eagle that takes flight for my guests in controlled conditions is nothing short of spectacular.
My falconer friend James will start each bird (about 7 different species) where I ask him to, and have the bird fly - land where we want this bald eagle to land. What an opportunity!
These birds are extremely well cared for, as they are show birds, prepared and trained to fly as requested.
I create the flight plan, set the background, lift of perch, and landing perch... this all relates to several factors. The light direction and angle, the wind, and the appropriate background to suit the size and colours of the bird.
Once in a while, it all comes together, and we get a shot!
Thanks to everyone for all the support, 10 guests Saturday, 10 guests Sunday!! People from all over USA and Canada! thanks to you for looking, and for reading this far in my notes!
2 more Raptors in Flight workshops soon, 2 programs to Costa Rica, 2 programs to Africa, and 1 to Newfoundland!!
take good care... life is good!
Bald Eagle in Flight (captive)
RJB Wild Raptors in Flight Workshops
1/6400s f/5.6 at 380.0mm iso500