Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle at Huntley Meadows Park on October 30, 2023. After a nice outing several days prior with my new lens at a local garden on butterflies, I wanted to give it a several hours photographing test. My normal place to do that is Huntley and the weather was going to be agreeable that morning. This eagle was sitting across the far pond for an extended period. The sun was not above the horizon so the light was still meh along the treeline. It flew down closer, perching on a favorite dead tree of the osprey and other raptors. I would have preferred if the bird stayed for awhile on the perch until the sun was shining on it but nature has other plans sometimes. I missed the takeoff shots due to a slow shutter speed. It was around a few more times on my trip but much further back in the woods.

I am impressed with the sharpness of this lens compared to my Tamron 150-600 G2. Autofocus is faster. Having a native Z lens mount is great! I have about 60k photos left in my backlog, down from 120k or so from the end of October.

Lens - NIKKOR Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR @ 600mm on Nikon Z8