Steve Biro is an Amateur wildlife photographer, and he has been photographing birds for the past Decade. He spends hours each week capturing beauty of the Nature, especially birds. He has created a sensation among nature lovers on the online platform through a fantastic photo shoot of a Bald Eagle. He has made it on a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario.
It was a stunning capture of Bruce the Bald Eagle gliding across the water. The Eagle’s has spread its wingspan widely there, and it has been created a perfectly symmetrical composition for Biro’s click. When Biro’s third eye-catching on the Eagle, his entire body is reflected in the calm waters below him, and the tips of his feathers touch the surface, making a complete circle of body and reflection.
Here, viewers can see the power of Bald Eagle and the photographer’s sharp technical skills in just one frame. Biro has explained his talent through this incredible capture.
Beauty of Planet world had chatted with Biro about his experiences, more about the viral photograph, and his next steps. I have written it for you this way.
He has started photography roughly ten years ago, deciding it would complement his love for the outdoors, traveling, and hiking. He took a series of basic courses with a local photographer and quickly took a serious interest and started learning more as time went on. He usually has shoot about 2,000 per week on average.
“I believe my skills have improved greatly just from getting out there and shooting and trying to find unique perspectives. A huge part of what drives me is when people say how much joy my images bring them almost daily because they can’t travel and see the things I’m very fortunate to see. Others enjoy my local images as well because many can’t even get out of the house much. It’s heartwarming when someone tells me I’ve brightened their day or stirred fond memories for them” he elaborated his experiences with words.
He considers birds are a wonderful and animated part of photography. He explained it more with his words. “I could sit all day and watch birds while trying to capture fleeting moments. I love how colorful they are and how they interact with each other—it’s so fascinating. The challenge of getting great bird images is also part of the attraction!”
He always and almost focuses on bird’s eyes, and he thinks that capturing them in flights or catching prey is always exciting. However, he adds different shades for all those captures. Actually, it all has an inherent beauty.
He considers the biggest challenge with bird photography that catching birds in flight while getting their eyes in sharp and freezing the motion is also a challenge requiring fast shutter speeds and proper conditions.
A good camera is a crucial fact for a talented photographer to capture the beauty. Biro shoots a Canon 5D Mark IV and, normally, a Tamron 150-600mm lens for birds. This capture was shoot with a Canon 100mm L Macro. He said that he has several wider angle lenses for landscape, portrait, and nature photography.
The bald Eagle reflecting in the water was a great attempt of him. He described it this way. Actually, he had been Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario the year prior and had shot this handsome Eagle last year as well. He just explained about the gorgeous Eagle as well.
“The Eagle’s name is Bruce, and he’s really amazing and fairly well behaved but also has a mind of his own too, sometimes squawking and mingling with the photographers”
When they brought him out again this year, he said that he was so excited as the water was fairly calm and knew he might get a decent reflection. He has snapped several images from the side and decided he wanted to get a vantage point where he might be able to shoot him more straight on. Then he describes this wonderful attempt in this way.
“There was a large rock right at the water’s edge where I crouched down beside and rested my upper body on at times trying to get as low as possible. I love getting reflections from a low vantage point and hoped to get a couple of decent pics of Bruce.
(continued) He flew across the pond several times and was not happy where I was, which turned out good for me as he was staring right at me quite a bit! He also was flying close enough to my head for me to feel the breeze from his wings but I was determined to keep shooting”
“I decided to move off the rock and get a few shots of him landing from further back, and on his next flight, he landed right on the rock I was perched on, looking straight at me as if to say, “This is my turf buddy, back off!”
Actually, he had seen a specialty of this capture. He has ranked it as his top image, and he did not know how it had turned out when he shot it. “It was only later when I went through my images and cropped in closer on him did I realize how fantastic it looked with him squared off perfectly and staring daggers at me”
His photograph gets viral among people, but he has not expected it. That was a completely happy incident for him. He had known the image he had taken was good, and also it seemed to strike a chord and resonate with so many people. He didn’t forget to thank all responses.
“I’m humbled and thankful by all the love, comments and likes given. It’s very rewarding and exhilarating after so many thousands of hours in the field shooting to have an image go viral worldwide”
He mentioned his future plans in this way. He wishes to get a website up, run it up for the next step, take orders for print, and showcase some of his arts. However, he does not leave his journey of capturing the beauty of Nature. “I’ll also keep traveling and shooting and posting to share what I see with the rest of the world,” he said.
Here you can see the symmetrical and incredible view of Bruce, the Bald Eagle who is reflecting out of water. I’m sure this fantastic capture will inspire you. Please don’t forget to thank Biro for this wonderful capture.