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Apr 01, 2016 18:33 |  #1

A little back story: I have been wanting to photograph Bald Eagles in the wild for some time - It's on my photgraphy 'bucket list".

Two weeks ago, while working close to Dover, Tn., I saw a bald Eagle fly right in front of me and perch in a tree right beside the road. There was no where to stop and park, except for a pulloff about a 1/4 mile away. AND I didn't have my GOOD camera with me, just my cell phone.

I walked back to where I saw the eagle land and he was still there but as I got closer, he flew off! Dang (I said)! ;-)a

So today I went back to that same place and this time I took my GOOD camera! And I couldn't believe it - the eagle was perched in the same exact place! I parked and ran back to where he was and was able to snap 4 pics and then he flew off!

While these are not as good as I hoped, I at least got a couple! I will try again next time, now that I know he has the same schedule as I do! :-)


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Apr 01, 2016 21:47 |  #2

Big crop? I hope that you can duplicate that great shot from closer!


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Apr 01, 2016 22:55 |  #3

Dear Randy,

Good for you! I've never gotten one on film or digital but I've seen my share. When I am outside I'm usually doing something else like fishing and not worrying about having a camera along.

You did well and now that you know a spot I'm sure you'll do even better.

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Apr 02, 2016 05:05 |  #4

PhotosGuy wrote:

Big crop?


Not really. Here is my original before the crop. I used a Sigma 150-600mm.


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Apr 02, 2016 05:06 |  #5

Thanks Tim for the comments! I'm looking forward to the next time!


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Apr 02, 2016 08:04 |  #6

RKSphoto wrote in post #17957956 (external link)
PhotosGuy wrote:

Not really. Here is my original before the crop. I used a Sigma 150-600mm.

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Maybe it's just me, but does it look a little out of focus to you?


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Apr 02, 2016 08:53 |  #7

PhotosGuy,

Quite possibly so.

A little more "Backstory": After I parked, I walked fast/ran to where he was - 1/4 mile. I was nervous/excited and shaking and out of breath trying to hurry knowing last time he flew off when I approached, as he did this time, just after I took about 4 quick shots. Plus, the sun was on the other side of him so he is somewhat backlit. After firing off the 4 quick ones, I took 1 step to get to his other side - that's when he flew off!

They are elusive that's for sure!


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Apr 02, 2016 09:23 |  #8

I hope you can get there before him next time. Of course, with his eyesight, he may just decide to go somewhere else! ; )


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Apr 02, 2016 09:56 |  #9

Congrats! I know just how exciting it can be to get your first, second, third, 100th Eagle!



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