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Old Apr 28, 2012, 5:40 PM   #1
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I had the great fortune of being able to witness and capture some photos of a nesting pair of Bald Eagles last weekend. I was attending a photo shoot at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge with the refuge manager leading the group. We were there to shoot wildflowers but after a couple of hours he decided to take us all down to a closed part of the refuge where two nesting Eagles were tending their nest. It was an awesome and unique experience. We were not able to get much closer than about 100 yards but fortunately I was able to borrow a manual focus Nikon 500mm from the manager and got some fairly decent shots. I hope you enjoy these.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 5:41 PM   #2
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Lucky you! Nice captures with the borrowed lens.
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I like those. Nice captures!
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Thanks to the both of you for taking a look. I agree, it was a pretty cool thing to witness.

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Great photos. You were very fortunate indeed to be able to get that close. Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you. Yes, is was a rare opportunity indeed. Cheers
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That's awesome!! Hope the chick do well.
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