This shot was a real team effort: Rebecca and I worked together to get the shot, along with Ed releasing the big Blue Chilean Eagle from a great height to fly towards a chunk of meat that his handler, Ross, placed on a perch at the other end of the studio
– where the lights and backdrop were all positioned. It took a lot of trial and error to capture the eagle’s wings and tail feathers spread out before it landed. Although not symmetrical, I like the shape the wings have created and the detail in the feathers. Some cloning and cleaning up in Photoshop removed the perch at the bottom of the frame.