Bald Eagle on the attack at first light, Kachemak Bay Alaska.
The most important factors to success in eagle photography are knowledge about your subject; being in the right place and planning youere shooting to be in the field at the right time. Once you are there ites a simple matter of reading the wind, position of the sun, and tides to controlling your positioning to achieve success. Soft morning light, perfect winds, slack tide, good positioning and good timing making images like this can be as easy as pointing the camera and pulling the trigger. With a good workshop leader or guide placing you in the right place at the right time a short telephoto in the 70-200, up to 300 is all that is needed.