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My First Proper American Eagle in Flight

 
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Sep 09, 2013 17:48 |  #1

Hey alls 3 weekends ago this happened since then I've been back to the same spot and photographed several different flights by Eagles at this same spot but have not had the light and in position like I was for this right here.

I spoke about it on my website here and wrote a write up on how it happen, its a quick read if you want to read it.
http://captainstevepho​tography.com/?p=477 (external link)

I made a flickr slideshow for the 39 pics I processed of the flight here
http://www.flickr.com …8/sets/72157635​234347960/ (external link)

and here's 3 of my favs from the day, these were with my 50D and 100-400 man sure wish I had a fullframe camera and had more shutterspeed for these. but still pleased with these and like I said in my review it was indeed a special moment seeing this for the first time in person. looking forward to more encounters with the American Icon

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IMG_3947 (external link) by Steve Loop (external link), on Flickr
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IMG_3956 (external link) by Steve Loop (external link), on Flickr

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Sep 09, 2013 18:44 |  #2

Excellent series!


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Sep 09, 2013 19:05 |  #3

Great job Captainsteve


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Sep 09, 2013 19:12 |  #4

Great series, my eyes say you don't need FF at all.


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Sep 10, 2013 08:09 |  #5

Beautiful bird, excellent shooting!!


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Sep 10, 2013 08:12 as a reply to  @ CMOats's post |  #6

Congrats on some fine shots. You're right, good light means everything when shooting eagles in particular, with the extreme color differences from white head to dark body. Keep on going there, you'll get more! Don't forget, if you get a full frame camera, then you'll want a longer lens!


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Sep 10, 2013 10:30 |  #7

Very nice indeed!

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Sep 10, 2013 12:40 |  #8

Nice series steve!


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Sep 10, 2013 12:40 |  #9

Superb captures, congratulations.


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Sep 10, 2013 12:42 |  #10

Very well done. # 2 is my Fav. :)


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Sep 10, 2013 13:51 |  #11

A series to be very proud of indeed!


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Sep 10, 2013 14:52 |  #12

Nice captures of a Bald Eagle!


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Sep 10, 2013 21:12 |  #13

Wallace River wrote in post #16284389 (external link)
Congrats on some fine shots. You're right, good light means everything when shooting eagles in particular, with the extreme color differences from white head to dark body. Keep on going there, you'll get more! Don't forget, if you get a full frame camera, then you'll want a longer lens!

first off thanks all for the nice replies :)

and thanks yeah for sure will be going back until they stop flying this route :) and yeah on the FF and losing the length but I'm just tired of dealing with noise. I am renting a 5DII for a two week vacation this fall. mainly will have that setup with my landscape lense, will shoot portraits and stuff but when I'm out and about my 7D will most likely have the long lense's on looking for birds and wildlife. maybe I'll be lucky or fast enough to throw the 5DII for some cool BIF's

Grizz wrote in post #16285179 (external link)
Very well done. # 2 is my Fav. :)

thanks on #2 twice during that flyby he checked me out. amazing watching him look back and forth, gosh sure scared the gulls everytime they fly by.

thanks again alls

if you check out my Facebook album here you'll see the rest of the Eagle encounters from this location as well as some ( well I think they are )cool landscape photo's
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Sep 11, 2013 08:10 |  #14

Great photo's...especially where the bird is looking at you. BTW, it's not an American Eagle...but a Bald Eagle.




  
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Sep 11, 2013 18:54 |  #15

Lesmore wrote in post #16287552 (external link)
Great photo's...especially where the bird is looking at you. BTW, it's not an American Eagle...but a Bald Eagle.


Thanks and Doh yep you is correct on the last part(bald Eagle), my bad. but I'm sure he/she's american citizen though saw a lil american flag flapping and flying on his wing one of these flights ;)


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