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Conowingo....from the dark to the light

 
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Dec 19, 2014 17:23 |  #1

I just stopped at Conowingo Dam In Maryland for one day on my way south. The forecast made me happy...."mostly sunny". The reality was "almost enough light to see". The first part of the day, it was cloudy and dark...unfortunate, as there was a fair bit of activity.....that's the first 3 shots. When I went back in the afternoon, it was more sunny, briefly, until the sun set behind the trees at about 3 pm. Shots 4-8 show what a difference the brighter light makes.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qbH9​Zr  (external link) IMG_6273 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr

Then the sun came out.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qbyx​cb  (external link) IMG_6329 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qt4G​f1  (external link) IMG_6382 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qsXg​mK  (external link) IMG_6386 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qqRa​CE  (external link) IMG_6438 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qsXg​Yg  (external link) IMG_6506 Bald Eagle at Conowingo Dam, Maryland (external link) by Wallace River (external link), on Flickr

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Dec 19, 2014 17:27 |  #2

Beautiful set Ian.


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Dec 19, 2014 19:17 |  #3

I'd say you did pretty well, Ian. I was there two days ago and the activity and light were both missing. These are great shots. Thanks for sharing.


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Dec 19, 2014 19:43 |  #4

Ian, as I have been saying, you know how to talk to the eagles and make them pose for you (look at #6, for example). I have been to Conowingo several times, but, as a general rules, they prefer to hang around the far side of the river rather than coming over to pose for me.

Very well done. Enjoy your southern vacation.


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Dec 19, 2014 20:23 |  #5

Beautiful action Ian.

Now make your way over to AZ



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Dec 20, 2014 05:07 |  #6

2n10 wrote in post #17341949 (external link)
Beautiful set Ian.

Thanks very much John.

philk54 wrote in post #17342093 (external link)
I'd say you did pretty well, Ian. I was there two days ago and the activity and light were both missing. These are great shots. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks Phil, I always find it tough shooting there. Still a fun spot though.

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Ian, as I have been saying, you know how to talk to the eagles and make them pose for you (look at #6, for example). I have been to Conowingo several times, but, as a general rules, they prefer to hang around the far side of the river rather than coming over to pose for me.

Very well done. Enjoy your southern vacation.

Many thanks, Linh. They sure do prefer the far side, and when they do venture closer, it's always quick.

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Beautiful action Ian.

Now make your way over to AZ

Ha, thanks Jeremy....Arizona is on my list!


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Dec 20, 2014 06:15 |  #7

Well done Ian.


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Dec 20, 2014 09:43 |  #8

Masterful work Ian!


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Dec 20, 2014 14:55 |  #9

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Well done Ian.

Thanks very much Red!

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Masterful work Ian!

What? Ha, thank you Lester, that's strong words!


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Dec 20, 2014 15:45 |  #10

Good for you, Ian; great shots. And good light surely does count for a lot.


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Dec 20, 2014 16:07 |  #11

I'm in awe. Fantastic captures. The one where the eagle is looking askance if my favorite.


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Dec 20, 2014 20:22 |  #12

well done- as usual. really like #6 "what are you looking at?"


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Dec 20, 2014 20:35 |  #13

Great set Ian, but what stood out the most was..."SOUTH!"


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Dec 20, 2014 20:58 |  #14

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17343368 (external link)
Good for you, Ian; great shots. And good light surely does count for a lot.

Thanks very much Al.

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17343385 (external link)
I'm in awe. Fantastic captures. The one where the eagle is looking askance if my favorite.

Thanks very much Robert.

CaptBob wrote in post #17343698 (external link)
well done- as usual. really like #6 "what are you looking at?"

Thanks Bob, yeah that one seems to be the pick of that bunch.

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Great set Ian, but what stood out the most was..."SOUTH!"

I'm almost there, Sandy, but today through North Carolina it was snow showering! Tomorrow will get me to Englewood, Florida, for a month.


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Dec 21, 2014 04:23 |  #15

jhayesvw wrote in post #17342166 (external link)
Beautiful action Ian.

Now make your way over to AZ

Via Texas! ;-)a And #6-"What? Where?" (Couldn't resist.) That is some great shooting, Ian. Even "The catch." in the poor light. And good for you heading south-our departure keeps getting pushed back.


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