Bald Eagle lifting off

I posted two possible crops to get feedback on the most desirable. The second one is square.

Eagle seen at Reelfoot Lake yesterday.
Canon 90D, Sigma 150-600 C
ISO 400, f6.3, 1/3200s, hand held from boat

Any comments appreciated.

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Either one works for me, Allen. There’s enough room in front of the Eagle in the square crop for it to work, though there does seem to be a bit more room than needed on the top in that composition. Have you looked at trimming that one to something like a 6x7 horizontal?

Either version looks good, but I would try Dennis’s suggestion for a 6x7 crop for the top version. Well done…Jim

I’d go with the first version. I like having a bit more room for the eagle to fly into. I’d probably crop some off the top of this version as well. Nice capture.

A beautiful image, Allen. I like the first version, and maybe just a bit cropped from the top. I am going out to shoot with a friend in the morning, and I hope to see an eagle. Maybe I can get a shot like this. :+1::+1: