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Old Jul 29, 2011, 1:29 AM   #1
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When I was wrapping up the Mt Baker et al shots I felt I was being watched. Looked up in the tree and this guy was glaring at me.

I didn't know how long he was going to hang around so I just shot with what I had and hoped. Bad light (None) and back lit. So I fiddled and hoped for the best.

I had to add light in PP which just enhanced the noise, phooey!

The last shot was the first... then I remembered to turn the flash on.
Needn't have bothered rushing, he wasn't going anywhere, then his mate joined him but I'd lost all light then.
Got to try that spot again someday soon.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 4:22 AM   #2
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Oh wow! I've never been that close to an eagle!

You're lucky all he was doing was watching... I'd hate to see what would've happened if he'd decided to chase you out of there! *eek*
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Wow, that must have been quite the feeling being that close!
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What fun! I've sailed in your part of the US and one of the things I remember the most was how many bald eagles live there. But none of them ever landed on our sailboat.

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great shots Ken. And, a wonderful moment few of us get to experience.

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Thumbs up on those ken. Were these with the 70-300mm again?
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Thanks again, Lucky shots really. I've been waiting to get a decent eagle shot. I've seen them with some amazing poses and actions but either never have the camera or they're just too far out. Looked up one day and thought I saw two plastic bags spinning around, then just before they landed on me and hit the ground they unlocked their talons and spun off in two different directions.


Yes, the 70-300 has become sort of my primary lately. Wouldn't those shots have been fun with the 14-45 ???
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Good shots ken. Flash did help. He indeed watched you.
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