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p.1 #1 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Hello everyone,

Here is a small sample of some recent photos that I've taken at Back Bay. There's been a lot of activity lately, and it's been fun to see such a variety of waterfowl and raptors.

As always, constructive criticism is welcome! Hope you enjoy!



mitesh 2012

Portrait of an American Bittern

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    840mm    f/6.3    1/1250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






Northern Harrier

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    840mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






Tundra Swan coming in for landing

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    840mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






GBH with lunch

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    840mm    f/5.6    1/800s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Nice collection Mitesh. #1 is my favorite.


Dec 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #3 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


love the bittern, I've only seen that species twice.


Dec 01, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Thanks, Ted and Herb. I'll be much happier when I can get some pictures of the eagles that look like the ones you post!


Dec 01, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #5 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Quite a nice set Mitesh. #1 is my pick.


Dec 01, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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p.1 #6 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Eagles in VA:

Norfolk Botanical Garden (despite the nest being removed)
Honeybee Golf Course
Stumpy Lake
1st Tee out by the VA Beach courthouse
VA Beach Sports Complex

Just to name a few Eagle hot spots local to you.

Like the Bitten and Harrier images. Haven't seen a Harrier this year yet.



Dec 01, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #7 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Thanks, Ken!

Duane, thanks for the tips. There are actually quite a few eagles at back bay as well. I have seen as many as four at a time hunting for fish. This morning, I got a series of two juvis flying by, but they're cropped pretty heavily. I need to find a way to get closer to the eagles if I'm gonna have any worthy pics. Been seeing harriers and hawks (cooper's, I think) for about 3 weeks now.



Dec 01, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #8 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Honeybee Golf Course off of Ware Neck Rd is probably you best chance at getting an Eagle catching a fish at close range but you have to walk through reeds to get "close" to the action. It's a confined fishing area for the Eagles with lots of Herons and Cormorants catching Gizard Shad that are too big for them to eat....the Eagles that hang around there benefit from this. Early mornings/late evening is better and when the Eagles are feeding. I want to take up golf just to ride around in a cart with my camera.


Dec 01, 2012 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #9 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Sweet! Thanks again, Duane! See you out there...


Dec 01, 2012 at 01:27 AM
 

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p.1 #10 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


very nice set, 1 and 3 are my picks

Morris



Dec 01, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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p.1 #11 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Very nice set Mitesh! I'm going the the Bittern as my pick of the bunch!

Tim



Dec 01, 2012 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #12 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Thanks, Morris and Tim!


Dec 01, 2012 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #13 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


very nice Mitesh.. the first is my favorite also


Dec 01, 2012 at 09:12 AM
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p.1 #14 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Cool set Mitash, four very nice photos here.

Paul.



Dec 01, 2012 at 01:20 PM
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p.1 #15 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Great post. Like them all.
Chris



Dec 01, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #16 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Fine shots Mitesh, well done.
David



Dec 02, 2012 at 04:17 PM
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p.1 #17 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


Thank you, Kenny, Paul, Chris, and David!


Dec 02, 2012 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #18 · A Few From Back Bay Wildlife Refuge (VA Beach, VA)


A nice set Mitesh ~ Ron


Dec 02, 2012 at 09:29 PM





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