Nesting Bald Eagles, Florida


I love New York, but Florida sure has its fair share of swagger.  Going from a frosty 25 degrees to shorts and a t-shirt was well worth the price of airfare alone.  In between visits with family I managed to squeeze in a sunrise bird shoot.  Just outside of Fort DeSoto State Park, Sue and I found these nesting Bald Eagles.  I used a 400mm lens mounted on a tripod.  Aperture was at f5.6, Shutter at 1/3200, ISO at 640. While New York has an incredible variety of avian life, Bald Eagle sightings are not too common.  Watching this male and female build their nest was one of the highlights from the trip.