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Old Dec 28, 2007, 9:44 PM   #1
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I seem to be stuck on feathers but thats what is in season around here.







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Old Dec 28, 2007, 9:58 PM   #2
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Wow, you found a whole nest full of them. I have never seen young Bald Eagles before. Great shots.

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Old Dec 28, 2007, 10:01 PM   #3
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Lots of feathers. That one in the first photo doesn't seem to happy you're taking his photo.
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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Lots of feathers. That one in the first photo doesn't seem to happy you're taking his photo.
He just flew up from the gravel bar below, where he was feeding on salmon, and screeched at points up and down the near side of the river.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 10:09 AM   #5
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Gorgeous shots...good for you!!

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Edit: What kind of lens did you use for these shots?

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Old Dec 29, 2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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OK philby, my wife and I are more than jealous:blah:

Fantastic shots, We have only seen a couple of Bald Eagles and that was this past spring in Yellowstone. They were to far away to get a good shot with the equipment we have, but it was still a treat to see them!!

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Old Dec 29, 2007, 3:00 PM   #7
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Gorgeous shots...good for you!!

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Edit: What kind of lens did you use for these shots?
Canon 400mm 5.6 L
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 4:03 PM   #8
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Nice #2 shot. I've never seen more than one at a time. One of them looks hungry.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 7:27 AM   #9
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Very, very nice. My husband and I will be living on the road shortly and that is the kind of shot I'd love to have an opportunity to photo.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 9:14 AM   #10
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Very, very nice. My husband and I will be living on the road shortly and that is the kind of shot I'd love to have an opportunity to photo.


Thanks for yours and everyone else's comments. 300 to 1,200 eagles come to this area every year depending on the size of the salmon run in the river. Most concentrate in a 20-mile stretch of the river. The season lasts between November and March. The peak is somewhere between the last few weeks of December and the first couple of week of January. During the peak the eagles are competing for salmon carcasses and tolerate close proximity to humans.

Knowing details about when areas are "hot" will greatly up the odds of getting good shots. Good luck on your trip!
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