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p.1 #1 · Lock and Dam 21


I haven't posted in sometime, work has been one ridiculous deadline after another since early last fall. Just getting a chance to get back out lately.

After talking with an US Army Corps of Engineers ranger about the eagle counts I decided to give the lock and dam just south of Quincy, IL a try. Arrived there before first light last Saturday. There were roughly 50 eagles in the area, its difficult to get close to the spillway which is on the IL side so fishing shots tend to be a little distance off. There is a public boat ramp and a little park with trees to shoot from. Standing on the boat ramp provides some good flying shots. Many of the eagles fish near the spillway then fly back to the trees just south of the ramp with their catch.

Next time I think a better approach will be to cross the river in Quincy and hike down the levee on the MO side about a mile to damn and walk it out to the spillway.

I know these aren't great shots but is was fun to get back out. Thanks for viewing and as always any constructive comments are welcome.

Mike




First light on the trees

  NIKON D300    500mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






Best shot of the day for me

  NIKON D300    500mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D300    500mm    f/4.0    1/4000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






Blown opportunity

  NIKON D300    420mm    f/8.0    1/5000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · Lock and Dam 21


Looks like a bit of overexposure losing details in the whites. 3 is my choice of the set.
Douglas



Feb 01, 2012 at 03:49 PM





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