Originally I followed with my lens a fishing cormorant. Then this Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) swooped in after a fish—perhaps the same piscine that the cormorant caught and lost hold of. The eagle, too, did not have any success. In any event, the actions of the raptor offered a nice opportunity for an in-flight capture.
Note that this eagle is banded just above the right foot (the bird’s right).
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640 sec, f / 8.0, 0 EV, ISO 320
Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond, BC
30 Jan 2011