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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default The Eagles are back

Seems a pair of Bald Eagles have made a nearby creek home. Kr ~ DAL 55-300 AV @ f8 ISO 800 AF-C ~ 11 focus points. It was getting close to sunset, maybe could have lowered the ISO a little but last time got nothing but blur. just in camera NR. About a 50% crop. Now that I got one flying I will try panning motion blur next time.

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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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beautiful bird and nice in-air shots
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Very nice...favourite is # 2.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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They sure do have big talons. Guess I've never noticed that before, very nice pictures.
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Old Feb 18, 2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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These are actually great captures despite the obviously detrimental affect of high ISOs, and the environmental intrusions detract on some. Definitely think panning is the way to go with the 55-300 as it's AF needs all the help it can get in these challenging shooting conditions !

Keep going Mike - I just can't tell you how jealous I am of some people having Eagles and Hummers in their back gardens !!
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Awesome creatures, nice shots.


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Very nice grabs

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Great photos of an amazing bird! Will look forward to more of these from your talented hands. Hope you are able to perfect the panning technique for even better shots!
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Great shots. I've only had the pleasure of photographing bald eagles a few times, and it's always a thrill.
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