Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
29 December 2005
We found this Eagle on a dry tree not bothered with our presence. I asked the boatman to position the boat such that I get some amount of green from the tree far behind. Otherwise, because of the steep angle, I would have got the washed out sky. Another tip to keep in mind when you have a co-operative bird. Check the background and surrounding through the view finder to avoid any distractions.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 10D using Gitzo 1410 and Wimberly Head. ISO 100, 1/320 @ f8, Evaluative Metering -1/3 Stop.