My name is Christian Sasse – I was born in Britain, have lived in South Korea, Germany, Israel, South Africa and Sweden, and now reside in Vancouver, Canada.
I have a PhD in Optics – I see everything in patterns and details – the reflection of lights, beautiful feathers of birds, iridescent colours of insects – I am fascinated by light and understand its properties. In photography, there are rule books that tell you, for instance, to never look against the light coming from the sun. I ignore everything. I just do. And I have learnt most of my skills by mistake – when I had a wrong setting on my camera and it did something incredible.
Eagles are my favourite photography subject – I mainly with a Nikon D5 camera body and 800mm f/5.6E telephoto lens. Recently I became fascinated with eagle flight dynamics, so I acquired a slow-motion camera operating at 1,000 frames per second or more to show meticulous details of wing and feather motions.
Visit Christian’s Youtube Channel at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZh5VpPOzH4eVdvreiI8SQA
This is how I did it: Taken on the Aleutian Islands from a hill overlooking water where eagles were eating fish. I have a special high-speed camera as my ambition was always to show eagle feathers and wings as they move gracefully, with details completely hidden from us. When I pointed my camera (all handheld, manual focus) to an adult eagle eating fish and started filming, I suddenly saw feathers and had no idea what just happened. When I looked at the footage in the evening I was completely astounded by the scene I had taken. A juvenile eagle body-slams an adult for a fight over fish. Both eagles were fine, just another eagle squabble. I think by now you can see why I am hooked on slow motion. Are you? 🎥|| #alaska #wildlife #slomo