Photo of the Day: The Catch – Fish Eagles 1, Tiger Fish 0

Close up of a Fish Eagle claws tightly own a tiger fish, fractions of a second after the catch.  The precision at which these birds catch fish is truly a sight to behold.

Photographers, in particular, note the EXIF data in the caption.  to stop the action of a fish eagle you really need greater than 1/1000 sec. and to make sure you have the needed DOF, f8 or greater is recommended.

Close-up of a fish eagle and it's catch. Canon 50D with Canon 100-400L at 310mm, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec and f8 - copyright P. B. Eleazer

For those of you that want to see the rest of the eagle, here it is for you:

With birds in flight, the danger of 'filling the frame' is the potential to clip part of the bird - in this case the wingtips.

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