Sequoia the Bald Eagle

I was thinking about attending the Winter Wings Festival in Klamath Falls, OR to see the bald eagles. The long drive, challenging environment and my inexperience taking bird photos dissuaded me this year.

Fortunately, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo was displaying Sequoia the bald eagle this morning. It was a real treat to see a bald eagle up close.

Bald Eagle

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, ISO 500, 200mm, f/8, 1/200s

At f/8, the details in the feathers are all in focus with the background just a bit blurry.

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Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, ISO 400, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/3,200s

At f/2.8, not all the feathers are in focus. The background is a smooth blur.

Sequoia the Bald Eagle

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, ISO 400, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/2,000s

Sequoia is one gorgeous bird. The 70-200mm was great for taking a close-up photo of a bird. Not as practical for group shots.

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