Monday, November 10, 2014

Random Eagle Photos

Just because we have so many of those darn birds flying around here. LOL
Aaron and I went out to a nearby lake this weekend to try to get some photos of an eagle we knew was out there. Once we got there we ran into a pair of adults and a pair of juvenile eagles. The adults pretty much kept their distance but the pair of juveniles treated us to a couple of minutes of up close flight time just as we pulled up.
I have to say that I am very proud of these photos. Not that they are anything great, because they could be a lot better, but because they were shot handheld at 840mm! (and because they are eagles)
The eagles didn't give me time to set up my tripod so I had to just grab the bazooka lens (Nikon 600mm f4 with 1.4 teleconverter) and start shooting. The high frame rate of the D3s helped in getting some of the shots.
Of course once I took the time to set up my tripod they flew away and stayed far away the rest of the day.


  1. These turned out great! I think you will need to start lifting weights if you are going to shoot that thing hand held very much!!! We will have to get out in the next couple weeks and see if we can't get anymore shots.

  2. Good job on handheld the bazooka. Make sure to setup your camera setting before heading out again. I think you should starting feeding them with live chickens, and fish to get those closeup shots.

  3. Pretty amazing pictures! Especially when you consider you were shooting 840mm hand held. That middle shot needs to be blown up, framed and hung over your fireplace mantle!


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