Shooting eagles from the balcony.

Eagle over water

I often sit on the balcony after work and watch these majestic birds.  I had my Nikon D200 with the 70-200mm lens on the table beside my Heineken on a Sunday afternoon and took a few shots of this guy.  The balcony faces west so the eagles are backlit and very difficult to shoot.

Eagle over head

Here he is almost directly overhead and not backlit.  Note the prey in his talon.