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Old Apr 10, 2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Here are some nesting Bald Eagle Pics from last week two miles from my house.









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Old Apr 10, 2013, 8:26 PM   #2
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Hello Jack,

These pictures looks really nice, the last two are my favorites.

I noticed you are using the D5100 but I'm not sure what lens?

In some of your pictures you are using apertures of f/14 - f/13, can you explain why you choose it?

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Old Apr 10, 2013, 8:29 PM   #3
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I just saw your post in the Nikon Lens forum about the 80-200mm f/2.8 lens so I think this answer my questions.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Hello Jack,

These pictures looks really nice, the last two are my favorites.

I noticed you are using the D5100 but I'm not sure what lens?

In some of your pictures you are using apertures of f/14 - f/13, can you explain why you choose it?

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I used the D3 w/80-200mm /f2.8 on just a handful of shots, such as the first one. I would switch to the D3 w/Sigma 150-500mm OS if it was getting to be low light.
On the majority of them, I used the D5100 with Sigma 150-500mm OS as I get a longer reach with a DX camera and it does real well.
I use apertures of f/14 - f/13 as to get enough sharpness of the eagle & nest that I can get. I like to get the whole eagle sharp too.

Hope this answered your questions.
I just now added 6 more pics at the end of it to help tell the story and show just how far it is from me such as in the first pic. Over 50 shots now.
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/EAGLES-2013.htm

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Old Apr 11, 2013, 3:31 PM   #5
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I used the D3 w/80-200mm /f2.8 on just a handful of shots, such as the first one. I would switch to the D3 w/Sigma 150-500mm OS if it was getting to be low light.
On the majority of them, I used the D5100 with Sigma 150-500mm OS as I get a longer reach with a DX camera and it does real well.
I use apertures of f/14 - f/13 as to get enough sharpness of the eagle & nest that I can get. I like to get the whole eagle sharp too.

Hope this answered your questions.
I just now added 6 more pics at the end of it to help tell the story and show just how far it is from me such as in the first pic. Over 50 shots now.
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/EAGLES-2013.htm

Cheers
Thank you Jack..!!
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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Glad I could help MarceloLI

Here a a couple shots that I like I got a couple days ago:



Seems to me they're saying "Last one in gets dinner!"
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A really nice series of pics and esp that 2nd shot of the last batch is a cracker .. esp with both birds coming in to land like that and I like the first a lot too.

Was surprised with DOF as well, but then noted Marcelo's comment so I understand why you went for F14/F13...

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Very nice pictures, I agreed with Harj about the 2nd picture.

You are so lucky to have bald eagles to close to your home.

Thank you for posting.

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Excellent work, Jack, I really enjoyed...!
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