This image by Norm Collin was taken a short distance from his house in Port Charlotte, FL. It received a perfect score of 15 points and an Award of Merit in a recent PSA Nature Interclub Competition.
Norm's comments are: On a January day at about noon last year my wife came home and said there was an eagle feasting on a raccoon just down the block in someones front yard. So I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. It was eating away when I got there but he also had guests. I took many shots as they were much more interested in this meal than my getting quite close and shooting away. I was careful to not get too close and scare them away. They were still there after I got my 100 shots and left. 30 minutes later I went back and they were gone and so was the raccoon.
Camera is a Canon 50D, Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS USM lens. Settings are hand held, auto focus on, Stabilizer on, Stabilizer Mode 2.
Exposure as at 1/100 sec, Aperture priority, f/5, ISO 200, Spot metering at a focal length of 200mm.
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