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Old Dec 20, 2004, 2:35 PM   #11
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In photo number four the eagle appears to have its nictitating membrane close over the cornea of its eye. Otherwise I would expect the eye to be clear. If I am correct, your camera is really fast to catch that.
Actually the membrane wasn't closed that's the way the juvenile's eyes look.
However it so happens that I did catch a shot when the nictitating membrane was closed for comparison.

Thanks very much for your comments and taking the time to look,

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Old Dec 20, 2004, 3:23 PM   #12
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Incredible .. You are very fortunateand quitegood.
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 4:45 PM   #13
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smac,
I defer to your explanation, experience and to your excellent photo.
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 5:33 PM   #14
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Great series, smac!

What digcam are you using?
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 6:57 PM   #15
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Whooo hooo, excellent !!!!. We don't have anything as majestic as these, just gorgeous shots and superb work. Well captured smac. :|

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Great series, smac!

What digcam are you using?
I was using the Panasonic FZ20 at 12X optical zoom. Setting was P (Program Auto Exp. Mode) and Auto focus.

Thanks for the compliment,
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I defer to your explanation, experience and to your excellent photo.
Thank you for the kind words. But in all reality catching the nictitating membrane was complete luck. It's not as if I know when the bird is going to blink. And even if I did my reflexes aren't quite that fast. :lol:

I was very fortunate and really appreciate all the nice words, I am glad you enjoyed the series. It was really exciting and fun trying to capture the bird in flight.

Happy holidays all,
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 7:58 PM   #18
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Whooo hooo, excellent !!!!. We don't have anything as majestic as these, just gorgeous shots and superb work. Well captured smac. :|

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Danny , you're wrong. I have seen Lord of the Rings more time than I can count. You have the most beautiful, awe inspiring and majestic geography there I have ever seen.

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Smac-

Where are you taking all these pictures? They're fantastic. It's good to see that - assuming from these pictures, the eagle is making a solid come back.

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Where are you taking all these pictures? They're fantastic. It's good to see that - assuming from these pictures, the eagle is making a solid come back.

Nick
All of the Duck, Squirrel and Eagle pictures were taken at the Sacramento National wildlife Refuge about 30 miles from my house. There are seven refuges scattered around the Northern Sacramento Valley making up the Sacramento NWR complex. Roughly 35,000 acres of protected wetlands for the migrating water fowl. There is a six mile auto tour on the refuge I visit. You are not allowed to leave your vehicle except for two designated viewing areas. So, I am quite the site contorting myself out the window to get some of the shots.:lol: The refuge I visit gets about 2million ducks, geese, and other migrating birds each November thru January. It's quite a site.
And yes, Bald Eagles are doing quite well here in Calif. Thanks for the interest Nick.

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