Sunday, October 27, 2013

They're back!

Well, at least one of them is. I don't think the mate has arrived yet.
This eagle is being very skittish and only showing itself for about 30 seconds every morning. I spent about an hour and a half yesterday hiding in the bushes waiting for the eagle to show itself and I saw nothing. Once I started back to the car though, here comes the eagle taunting me.
Luckily I am getting better at moving around with the bazooka lens so it only took me a couple of seconds to set and start taking photos. These were taken with the Nikon D700 and the Nikon 600mm f4 lens with the TC-14 E teleconverter on.
Aaron has got me convinced that I need a 2X teleconverter for shooting whales in Hawai'i. After a little research on his part it seems the Nikon D800 will still autofocus with a teleconverter up to f8 which is where the 2X would put me using the 600mm lens. Not to mention I would be shooting at 1200mm!  The other camera bodies Nikon makes, except for the D4, will only autofocus to f5.6 with teleconverters.


  1. That second one is AWESOME! It's eye is so clear and that is what all the bird photography articles talk about. Both are really good. Great job dad!

  2. I don't know anything about cameras, but I love the eagle!

  3. Wow it just doesn't get any better than this. Awesome in flight.

  4. Glad you are staying up with the eagles. As you get more and more practiced with the bazooka, the pics keep getting better. Think Aaron has the 2X figured out for the whales this winter!

  5. Great captures Ron! Having the right equipment for the job really helps. So when you going to get up to my part of the world to do some Eagle photography?

    1. It's on my list Paul. This year has been a busy year that I wasn't as prepared for as I needed to be and as much as I hate to say it, I need next year to be just a s busy (I'm looking at another lens and camera set up) so it may be next fall before we can get up your way.


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