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Old Apr 6, 2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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I won the photo of the month with one of my eagle pics and thought i would post some more from that trip. All shot with Canon 1DSMKII and sigma 300-800 lens. Its my annual trip to Conowingo Dam in Maryland. About a 7.5 hour drive from Buffalo NY. Worth the drive. Best time is late November early december.



















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Old Apr 6, 2009, 2:52 PM   #2
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Nice ones dc!
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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Very nice images, and that is one heck of a lens you are using also.

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Old Apr 7, 2009, 9:49 PM   #5
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#1 is awesome. Love the wing spread and the gaze in the eagle's eye.

By the way, is it easy to do bird inflight shots with the 300-800? I know that your shot may have answered the question.

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Old Apr 7, 2009, 11:23 PM   #6
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Well since its a zoom lens its not to hard. You zoom out to say about 400mm. When you see one you get him in the viewfinder than crank the zoom into 800mm. If i had a fixed focul length lens at 800mm which i did before with a 400 2.8 with 2x tele converter its ALOT harder to get him in the viewfinder. Thats why i love the zooms over primes. Plus of course with this lens a large tripod and gimble head make the lens smooth the follow flying birds. I use a Gitzo 1325 with a bogen 3421 gimble head. Smooth as silk.

You dont need 800mm at Conowingo dam to get great pics. But at least 400mm. Plus i use a full frame camera no crop factor for extra effective reach on my camera body.
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I can see why you won POM! Your #1 is is outstanding. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Dan
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