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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.
First light on the trees
NIKON D300 500 mm f/4.0 1/1250 sec 800 ISO 0.0 EV
Best shot of the day for me
NIKON D300 500 mm f/4.0 1/3200 sec 800 ISO 0.0 EV
NIKON D300 500 mm f/4.0 1/4000 sec 800 ISO 0.0 EV
NIKON D300 420 mm f/8.0 1/5000 sec 800 ISO 0.0 EV