We went out to the Chattahoochee Nature Center last weekend in hopes of spotting the wild eagles but it was a dreary day and no luck there. I guess the resident eagles took pity on me as one of them came right up to the perch at the near edge of the enclosure to pose for head shots.
The challenge with trying to get shots like this are shooting through the enclosure so it doesn’t block your subject and trying to get a background that does not look like you are at a zoo. In this case, I have applied a gaussian blur to the background and I think it has worked pretty well.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f16 – 1/13 sec – ISO 200