3 Bald Eagle Portraits taken during a Photography Workshop

A majestic bald eagle posing

A majestic bald eagle posing

Unfortunately, we don’t have bald eagles here in Austria. I got these portraits at the falconry park at castle Kreuzenstein during a photography workshop. The park and castle are 30 minutes by car from Vienna.

Bald Eagles are impressive birds, not only when they sit. Those symbols of freedom can get 20 years old and reach a wingspan of 8 feet.

Bald Eagle Portrait

Bald Eagle Portrait

Someday I definitely need to go and see Bald Eagles in the wild. Though the birds in the falconry park could fly away anytime (and sometimes do), they always return. It may take a few hours or even days, but they do. I guess they have good reasons to always return home to those people who take care of them. And hey, don't we humans also always like to return to our homes and people who take care of us?

Bad Hair Day?

Bad Hair Day?

I took the two shots above in 2012 using a Nikon D7000 and a Nikkor 70-300mm lens. Back then I used Apple Aperture to process my RAW files and recently (2018) re-edited (or better: re-developed) them in Adobe Lightroom Mobile on an iPad Pro. You can check out a review of Lightroom Mobile here in the blog.