Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Saturday, January 3, 2009

BALD EAGLE

A friend showed me another access point for the Moultrie Creek Eagles nest. The range is a lot shorter than where I tried last week. It is still long enough to work my camera and lens hard, makes me want a DSLR, but they don't grow on trees. I made this shot in mid afternoon, morning would have been better, with the Sun behind me.
I had the tripod set up on a floating dock, not the most stable place around, but the clearest view. I kept hoping to catch one of the birds on the edge of the nest, all I got was a head shot. The shot is not cropped, image quality just isn't good enough to do much with. A morning shot will be much better.

3 comments:

Deb said...

Hi! I found your blog through your comment on mine. This looks interesting. I like looking at Florida blogs on cold winter days. I'll be back!

Did it MY way said...

I love Eagles. Collect everything related to them. I'm going to Alaska in June just to take pics of Eagles. I have a Nikon D-40, and a D-80. 50-500mm lens for the long shots,plus other various lens.I would love to get close enough to use the 80mm lens. How far away were you taking that Eagle pic?
Tony

tsiya said...

I estimate the nest was 100 yards from where I was. Closest spot accessible is a floating dock out in the creek.

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