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I had the last two weeks off and managed to get out a few times. On top of my list was a trip to shoot RWBBs. I also wanted to go to "my" lake for the first time this year. My first trip every year is normally longer because I want to see if I can find anything new. Well, this year, the "new" turned out to be a Bald Eagle nest. (That's the good news ) However, it's a forty min paddle to get to the next, and there is no good angle to shoot the nest - to many branches, and that's without the leaves. (That's the bad news. ) There are no trails that pass close to the nest, and people are not supposed to leave the trails, so paddling is the only way to get to the nest. So it will be tough to get any shots of chicks in the nest, but I may get lucky when they are old enough to branch.
BTW - the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has an interactive map showing the location of all known eagle nests. This nest is not on the map, so I contacted them and they will check it out and add it when they verify it's location.

Here are a few shots taken while I was off - nothing special, but just keeping active with posting photos. As always, C&C appreciated ~ Ron

As a side note, I just replaced my HD with an SSD, and the increase in speed is amazing. Photoshop now opens in about 3 sec...





surfnron 2012


FOY Greenie from a marsh in my area.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    400 ISO    +0.7 EV  





surfnron 2012


I'm a sucker for these guys when they show their colors.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





surfnron 2012


I got skunked one day only to find a bunch of these in my yard when I got home.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.5    1/500s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





surfnron 2012


I hope I'm around when the eggs hatch.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.5    1/400s    400 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Apr 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Good news/bad news


Two more.



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I saw this Osprey on my second trip to the nest . It was too close and one of the eagles chased it off. The action occured where I couldn't shoot it though.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    400 ISO    +0.7 EV  





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On the way to politely ask the Osprey to leave.

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/4000s    400 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Apr 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Good news/bad news


Nice find on the eagle nest Ron, The greenie and osprey are my picks.


Apr 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Good news/bad news


Nice shots!


Apr 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Good news/bad news


Fab set Ron! The osprey looks like he's just seen the eagle coming and is about to have the poop scared out of him. The deer image is quite nice. Soothing.


Apr 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Good news/bad news


Magnificent set Ron, the feather detail on the Osprey is exquisite.

Mike



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:07 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Good news/bad news


So now that PS opens in 3 sec can you PP a pic in 3 sec's

A forty minute paddle sound like a lot of opportunity along the way, is it 40 mins back too

I love your RWBB shots
Nice to see you and Greenie, I too am a sucker for those Grackles showing the good color, nice play on light on your deer, always a watchful eye on the nesting goose, and Oh my the Osprey is showing the laundry and sure glad there isn't any 'streamers' to go with it And congrats on your nest find, awesome buddy and wish I could come paddle with you buddy

Karl



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:10 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Good news/bad news


Very nice set Ron.

Rob



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Good news/bad news


A fine set, Ron Lovely lighting in the GH and the deer shots!
The Eagle and Osprey shot show some good exposure and fine detail.
That is cool to find an Eagle nest> Keep us updated
Socrate



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:44 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Good news/bad news


Nice set, Ron. First 2 and last 2 are my picks.

- Tam



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Good news/bad news


Fantastic set Ron ! Congratulations on your eagle find . I love all these wonderful shots.

Birdie



Apr 18, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Good news/bad news


Great ones B-2 Looks like you had a great outing. B-1


Apr 18, 2013 at 03:17 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Good news/bad news


Super shots Ron


Apr 18, 2013 at 03:36 PM
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Great news Ron, the angles and all may be bad but patience may be your friend there. Wait and something good is bound to happen!! Great job on these shots, love the doublemint BE's!! Really cool comp

Yup SSD's are smoking fast, I have them on all my boxes. A word of caution, if you are putting data on them, not just programs, backup OFTEN. I have never had one fail and have been using them for a couple of years now but there are horror stories out there

Tim



Apr 18, 2013 at 03:44 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Good news/bad news


Ron, a beautiful set! Thanks for sharing! BeeBalm


Apr 18, 2013 at 04:38 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Good news/bad news


Great set Ron, I really like the osprey from this collection.

Paul.



Apr 18, 2013 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Good news/bad news


it's a lovely set Ron


Apr 18, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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A very nice set Ron and I hope the Bald Eagles nest brings you lots of great pics.
Great pose with the Osprey and I like the look from the deer.
Martin



Apr 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Good news/bad news


All look good.


Apr 18, 2013 at 06:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Good news/bad news


very nice set ron with the osprey and heron as real standouts. gotta try shooting from a kayak at some point, looks like a good way to go.

dorian



Apr 18, 2013 at 07:33 PM
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