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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · First time for eagles with new camera


Had my new camera less than a week but finally made it out for some eagle shoots yesterday.
I only have a 300 f4 + 1.4 TC, (you really need 500+ at lock & dam 14), so this is cropped a lot,
still pretty good with the D800E.

Suggestions, comments?

thanks


replaced the original one with one not so contrasty..




lock and dam 14 23 Jan 2013

  NIKON D800E    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    420mm    f/7.1    1/1250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jan 24, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · First time for eagles with new camera


Hi Wapsijims,

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on the new camera.

I like where you placed the eagle in the frame, and you were dealing with some fairly harsh light. The only suggestions I would offer would be a) try to get closer to the subject (or get a longer lens, as you mentioned), and b) take lots and lots of pictures.

Birds in flight are difficult to photograph and your ratio of misses to hits will be high.

Good luck, and keep posting images!

Dennis B.

P.S. You might want to tell us your name -- it might be easier than "Wapsijims".



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · First time for eagles with new camera


Thanks for the welcome. My name is Jim Shannon (I added it to my profile too).

Here's one more, a little closer, maybe 50 yards.....







Jan 24, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · First time for eagles with new camera


So the river isn't frozen over as of yesterday...

Thanks for sharing.



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · First time for eagles with new camera


#2 appears to be processed much better than the first. The harsh light in #1 has blown the white on the eagles head! Don


Jan 24, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · First time for eagles with new camera


Always a treat to see


Jan 24, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · First time for eagles with new camera


Some nice action Jim,

Welcome aboard,
Mark



Jan 24, 2013 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · First time for eagles with new camera


Nice


Jan 24, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · First time for eagles with new camera


Nicely done Jim

I guess I need to use my D800 more for birds, but I love the crop factor of my D300

Welcome to the forum

Lil



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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · First time for eagles with new camera


Hey Jim
Welcome to FM, enjoy the new camera & keep shooting those eagles
Paul



Jan 24, 2013 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · First time for eagles with new camera


Welcome to the forum! Nice first captures. I shoot at L&D 14 from time to time. Practice on the gulls, and set your white off them so when you do get an eagle your white balance will be set.

My rule of thumb as to where I start is on bright days like what you had -1 to 1 &2/3 under. On cloudy gray days I go all the way up to 2 over on EV.

Play around and KEEP shooting!




Jan 24, 2013 at 09:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · First time for eagles with new camera


wapsijims wrote:
Suggestions, comments?


I think you are doing just fine. We have eagles at Guntersville Dam. At first I thought you were local.


You might tidy up the harsh light in the first photo but some times I can't get it right. If your doing this well with a 300mm you will get many more shots in the future.



Jan 24, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · First time for eagles with new camera


Welcome JIm ! Nice set ! Would love to get an eagle in flight

Birdie



Jan 24, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · First time for eagles with new camera


Welcome Jim. You are off to a nice start with these two shots ~ Ron


Jan 24, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · First time for eagles with new camera


nice ones Jim .. congrats on the new camera


Jan 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · First time for eagles with new camera


Great shots. Enjoy your D800E.
harsha



Jan 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · First time for eagles with new camera


Howdy and welcome to the forum and to LD 14. Now you've got the eagle bug like the rest of us. Nice shooting.

Larry



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · First time for eagles with new camera


Welcome to the forum Jim. Nice images.


Jan 25, 2013 at 01:49 AM





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