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Nov 30, 2015 21:11 as a reply to post 17802614 |  #7471

lol right on, thanks for the laugh. Thats ok my wife has always told me the same thing. her mother irons everything underwear and all


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Nov 30, 2015 21:26 |  #7472

Thousands of grackles show up at one spot to roost. These are the sentinels, sent out first before the rest of the flock shows up. They showed up by the thousands after these guys took off and went back to get the rest of them. Hitchcockian, I think,.

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Small part of the mob scene arriving (I shot the bigger view with a Sony, this 7Dii was wearing a 400 at the time)..both of these with 400 5.6L

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Nov 30, 2015 21:49 |  #7473

Very cool Ed, I especially like the first one


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Nov 30, 2015 21:58 |  #7474

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17801039 (external link)
Shooz welcome back and wow wow wow to the snowies. I have a huge soft spot for owls. 1 owl=20 eagles!

The eagles are great ! And your shots from Costa Rica were amazing !

After saying how rare they are here, I went out this a.m. and found another one !

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Nov 30, 2015 22:06 |  #7475

Made it to another game, a couple of shots with the 70-200 II, I tried the 24-70 II on the 7D2, it worked well too. I will see if I have any I can share. My typical ISO 12800 evening...

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Nov 30, 2015 22:20 |  #7476

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17801412 (external link)
mdman I cannot tell you when peak activity is, sorry.
BUT if you google Conowingo Dam and go to the official site you will find a phone number that you can call
the day before and it will list/announce the next day's generating schedule.....that is when they release the water, the fish in the resevoir
above go through the turbines and get stunned, some even killed, and this makes it easier for the eagle to pluck the fish from the water.
See my next pic.

Ah. Thanks. That's a good information to call.


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Nov 30, 2015 22:22 |  #7477

Lupo-Lobo wrote in post #17802146 (external link)
Absolutely beautiful photography and subjects.

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Nov 30, 2015 22:24 |  #7478

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #17802630 (external link)
Thousands of grackles show up at one spot to roost. These are the sentinels, sent out first before the rest of the flock shows up. They showed up by the thousands after these guys took off and went back to get the rest of them. Hitchcockian, I think,.

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Really neat. One summer, I had hundreds and hundreds of starlings decide to roost in my huge maple tree in the back yard. It was a sight to see............... every night at dusk people would come from all over the neighborhood to watch them, darkening the sky and circling, then landing in the tree. Told my neighbor I hoped they would leave soon, he said only when they decided it was time to move on. It made one big mess in the yard! It was a little over 2 weeks of this that they finally stopped coming and moved on. Of course, I had no interest in photography back then, so didn't have a camera!


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Nov 30, 2015 22:25 |  #7479

Methodical wrote in post #17802376 (external link)
Peak activity is now, just after Thanksgiving. It's good action all the way to about the end of December, but of course no one can predict Mother Nature. Always check the weather forecast before you go.

Thanks. I was talking more about the time frame(s) during the day to plan well (being only a day trip here from VA or decide if a stay is needed for the early morning or late evening activity)


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Nov 30, 2015 22:31 |  #7480

snerd wrote in post #17802712 (external link)
Really neat. One summer, I had hundreds and hundreds of starlings decide to roost in my huge maple tree in the back yard. It was a sight to see............... every night at dusk people would come from all over the neighborhood to watch them, darkening the sky and circling, then landing in the tree. Told my neighbor I hoped they would leave soon, he said only when they decided it was time to move on. It made one big mess in the yard! It was a little over 2 weeks of this that they finally stopped coming and moved on. Of course, I had no interest in photography back then, so didn't have a camera!

I had this happen at my house a couple of weeks ago with the grackles and some starlings. They filled all the trees and then flew around and then took off and filled the sky. Thousands and thousands.

I took pix but not with a 7dii so no postings......


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Nov 30, 2015 22:42 |  #7481

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Nov 30, 2015 22:43 |  #7482

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #17802719 (external link)
I had this happen at my house a couple of weeks ago with the grackles and some starlings. They filled all the trees and then flew around and then took off and filled the sky. Thousands and thousands.

I took pix but not with a 7dii so no postings......

I saw the shot just before you pulled it lol!!


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Nov 30, 2015 23:34 |  #7483

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17802682 (external link)
Made it to another game, a couple of shots with the 70-200 II, I tried the 24-70 II on the 7D2, it worked well too. I will see if I have any I can share. My typical ISO 12800 evening...

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Nice. Which software do you use to clean up the ISO?

Note: I'd hate to run into any Mad Ants.


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Nov 30, 2015 23:41 |  #7484

rndman wrote in post #17802714 (external link)
Thanks. I was talking more about the time frame(s) during the day to plan well (being only a day trip here from VA or decide if a stay is needed for the early morning or late evening activity)

That's what I was trying to say. This is the best time to get up there. A day trip from VA. You should be good. Get there early (no later than 7:30 or 8) and plan to stay pretty much until late afternoon. Bring a meal because you don't want to leave because that's when the action happens.

I never thought about inquiring about the gate times and from the amount of photographers I see there, I don't think they do either. They just show up and hope for the best. It's mother nature - no one really knows what will happen. I've see where the gates are open and no action and I've seen when the gates are closed and there's action. I just hope for blue skies, but most time I don't get it. You'd have more luck trying to time the stock market.

You just have to go, just make sure it's not going to rain.


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Nov 30, 2015 23:52 |  #7485

Pondrader wrote in post #17802617 (external link)
her mother irons everything underwear and all

I throw mine at the wall and if they don't stick, I wear 'em for another week :-)


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