The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day March 24th, 2012

Eagle on the prowl. Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Nikon D700 with Sigma 50-500mm APO OS HSM 1/1600 sec, f/8.0 ISO 1250, Manual mode with Auto ISO with +1 2/3 compensation, handheld. image copyright 2013 Robert OToole Photography

Being able to travel and experience nature while making a living is something I appreciate each and every day. Sometimes the conditions on site are really challenging with blizzards, volcanic eruptions (I have been thorough two so far), tsunami warnings(I have been though two tsunami warning periods) but every so often the conditions come together and it is just perfect. March 24, 2012 was one of those days, huge snow drifts on land, soft light, light winds, smooth glassy sea surface, good friends, and tons of eagles. It doesnt get any better than that.

Eagle Strike. Perfect wind, light, tide, surface conditions and tide. Kachemak Bay Alaska. Nikon D4 with AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II + Nikon TC-14E II1.4x TC, 1/1600 sec, f/4.0 ISO 500 in Manual mode with Auto ISO with +.7 compensation, handheld.

Important note: Soon I will be back in Alaska leading my bald eagle workshop series in March and there are two openings due to cancellation.  If you would like to join us or for more info email me as soon as possible. Link for more info:

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