Honored to have won my second National Geographic Top Shot award. Below is the winning image which is a crop of a full frame 35mm (FX) photographed with all of the bald eagle’s wings in frame. I liked the way the cropped version looked as it displayed all of the eagle’s fine details as she went in to pick up the fish out of the water (and she got it, I have 50+ images form the sequence). As always this bald eagle was photographed in the wild, all natural, with no baiting or any other nefarious shenanigans. For the gear-geeks, I photographed this with my Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 FL ED VR with 1.25TC attached to my Nikon D4S. Can’t wait to shoot my D5 with this glass! Please feel free to follow me on National Geographic.
Extremely stoked to add the Nikon 800mm FL ED VR to my camera bag! I’ve attached the Really Right Stuff LCF-17 lens foot. I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for any lens purchase. I am going to miss my 400mm f/2.8 VR gen 2, but I’ve wanted the 800mm fluorite VR lens since it was released. Having the new 400mm f/2.8 FL ED VR and the 800mm I believe would be the optimal prime solution. I am a huge fan of primes and will easily accept the focal length restraints of a prime in order to gain optimal optical quality of the highest degree. I do own and shoot zooms, but primes are where my heart is. I believe primes make you grow as a photographer more so than zooms. Looking forward to capturing and creating new art with this optical masterpiece.