Quite a number of years ago, 2011 to be precise, I hiked to the end of a Quabbin Gate, 15 to be precise, and set up to photograph this island on a foggy morning. The longest lens I had at the time was my Canon 300 f/4 which still wasn’t even close enough to the length I would have needed to get a nice large image of the eagle which dropped in while I was composing the scene. Believe me, I did not say “shoo birdie”.
Shot with the 5D “Mark I” and aforementioned 300mm lens, the file which is a pano of five images is just too pixelated when cropped in for a closer look and make the eagle more recognizable but have I ever lied to you? 🙂
This is my lone eagle shot. One day I may get a closer chance as we have a nice population of them for being inland and considering that they were nonexistent here just a few decades ago (blame DDT). Massachusetts Wildlife undertook a project to reintroduce them and it was very successful.