This Young Bald Eagle In Flight was feeding on a Snow Goose at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. A vehicle was driving the tour road, and this caused the Bald Eagle to take flight.

Young Bald Eagle In Flight
Young Bald Eagle In Flight
Young Bald Eagle In Flight 2
Young Bald Eagle In Flight 2

I parked on the auto tour road while watching the Eagle feed on the Snow Goose from a distance. When it took flight I started photographing the bird. This occurred on the section of the tour road between the entrance and Tuff Boat Ramp.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 22, 2010 (09:14:21 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f5.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. and 1/1000 on the second photo (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 500
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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