Taken at a 'country fayre' rather than one my normal controlled environments - but obviously still a cheat as not wild.
The owner/handler was housing his birds in / against a black tent - so dialing down on the exposure compensation ensured that the black was black and brought out the detail in the subject, this is NOT a superimosed / composite image and was simply done in camera or even was done simply in camera or perhaps done in camera by a simpleton... either way very easy
Relatively high ISO required as it was fairly dark - 800 chosen as this was my better camera and not likely to see noise.
Shot at 190mm focal length (full frame camera) so, with -1 EC, not only gave me black-black but also 1/200 sec shutter so (theoretically) ok regards reciprocity although i was using my camera bag as a makeshift beanbag / support to 'play safe'. too slow a shutter would have potentially caused the beak to blur as it wavered during cry.
Tags: Golden eagle
Pets and captive animals
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