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Conrad Tan
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Congratulations to Conrad Tan for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 14 votes - View Previous Winners


Hello everyone! I've been MIA again I know. I've been busy with work and travel spending time up and down the North Eastern and North Western parts of our country. I thought I'd share some shots from what little down time I had. I hope you like them!

0. The mother would break open crabs and feed the youngster tidbits. So cute!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/9053797840_2ffcbddf13_o.jpg

1. Here we are at Nickerson Beach. I had so much damn fun Morris! I thank you for taking me to this wonderful place!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/9074654526_e709e49853_o.jpg

2. At the beach we were able to get me some firsts! American Oystercatcher adults taking care of newborn babies!
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/9053797310_f6e7f606f2_o.jpg

3. The curiosity of newborn chicks was surely heartwarming.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/9051569079_50213abb8b_o.jpg

4. The protective parents were always close by.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/9051569367_9c4e13b119_o.jpg

5. I thought I'd start with a first for me. Mama and baby American Oystercatchers! (Courtesy of Morris)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/9082997586_9c552b233e_o.jpg

6. Then I met up with another FMer (lurker) Mark later in the afternoon! We got a chance to shoot some low low angle Black Skimmers and Plovers!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/9072427619_0c2612bf2d_o.jpg

7. This is how you get low.... yes we were shooting from the parking lot!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/9072427017_436e46c7b3_o.jpg

8. The results?
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/9051567781_f4abfe5919_o.jpg

9. Oh yeah!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/9053796766_66cf9837f2_o.jpg

10. Piping Plover, another first and endangered little bird!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/9051568575_af488b3f0f_o.jpg

11. Cute little bugger!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9051568277_c29aaf4aa7_o.jpg

12. Then I was off to the Pacific Northwest to shoot with Bonnie, Cris and Bruce!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3694/9074654016_e99446b343_o.jpg

13. We waded at low tide into the exposed oyster beds where the Bald Eagles took advantage of Great Blue Heron's fishing for Sculpin. It was quite a show!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/9072427177_b2354e97ec_o.jpg

14. Unfortunately I only had opportunities to shoot during my downtime, which was during the worst light of the day.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/9051588015_7d60c29c44_o.jpg

15. Lots of young Eagles all around!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9051594501_b65f4260c7_o.jpg

16. The darn sun was too bright. Can't say that too often in the PNW can you? I blew out just about every white feather. I'll be back again next year during better light!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9051588671_e626246db4_o.jpg

17. The close quarter shooting sure made for a ton of fun!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/9051594285_d43fba1d59_o.jpg

18. At times I didn't know what to point at!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/9053818894_8f39700ae2_o.jpg

19. Lots of dives!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/9051592839_127ea10b8f_o.jpg

20. Lots of fighting over fish.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/9051594717_48e8c4b835_o.jpg

21. Lots of mid-air course corrections!
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/9051588889_20761d5fb1_o.jpg

22. More dive shots than I had memory for!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9066468224_b30583214b_o.jpg

23. Unfortunately every one needed a lot of PP to get the dark underbelly exposed right while trying my best to recover the white feathers.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/9053819690_248762508b_o.jpg

24. There was a lot of Eagle vs Eagle action
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/9072898903_f8c09cc6a3_o.jpg

25. Tons of low angle grab shots!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2885/9072896459_118c65efbb_o.jpg

26. The Juvi's were far more entertaining as they were pretty relentless in the dives for fish!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/9072911773_92c36930b3_o.jpg

27. They were also much less fearful of being close to me. This was full frame!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/9072903683_9c2e599187_o.jpg

28. Lots of full frame adults too!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/9075153926_2d3bcfeb7a_o.jpg

29. One last Juvi!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2863/9075124176_407b6de039_o.jpg

30. This is a 12 image pano of the best Eagle shooting I've ever been. Thanks again Bonnie for taking me here!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/9075288800_54bb697bbb_k.jpg


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Jun 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM
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2, 3, and 5 are awesome.

Dude, u did good on the eagle feathers. Not easy is it in fact, it can be really difficult.

Great eagle poses



Jun 18, 2013 at 08:40 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Coast to Coast (30)


Conrad,
Wow wow wow this whole set ROCKS!!
Your captures are so amazing the lowest and the highest gorgeous captures!
Your oystercatchers are to die for!!!!! Love babies!! 3 and 5 are stunning!
ALL your eagle poses and wow some were full frame were all captured impeccably!!!
27 and 28 perfect captures!!
Wish I was at the places you were at!!
You must of been smiling ear to ear for a full week!!
BeeBalm


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Jun 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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Awesome BE images Conrad... what a special spot... just awesome.
Kurt



Jun 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Wonderful set, Conrad, not only for the awesome quality of the avian images, but also for the ability of this community to provide opportunities to capture those images. Thanks for sharing, and thanks to Morris, Mark, Bonnie, Bruce, and Chris for their hospitality!

Greg



Jun 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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Lovely low angle pictures CT. The eagle shots are all top notch. I like how you sum-up with the last one.


Jude



Jun 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Another fantastic set Conrad. If you ever make it close to Cincinnati I have a few places to show you.

Bruce



Jun 18, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Coast to Coast (30)


where was the pano taken? hoods canel, puget sound?



Jun 18, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Coast to Coast (30)


Conrad another truly stunning set of shots!!! I love them all,but something about the oyster catchers is really special

Birdie



Jun 18, 2013 at 02:41 PM
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excellent images Conrad.. i like them all


Jun 18, 2013 at 03:11 PM
 

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Another special series Conrad, awesome images from start to finish.
Well, maybe the people ones not so much but the birds are great!

Mike



Jun 18, 2013 at 03:41 PM
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Enjoyed them all Conrad - great set and thanks for sharing your adventures!

Mark.



Jun 18, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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Wonderful set from East to West, from cuteness of chicks to brutal eagles. Well done again, Conrad.

- Tam



Jun 18, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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I am not really that interested in bird photos, being a performing arts/portrait photographer, but you gave these eagles personality! Well done!!!@!


Jun 18, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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Ridiculously awesome. All of them.


Harry C



Jun 18, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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WAY TOO

Right in my backyard! Dang I missed ya!

Brian



Jun 18, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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Wowsers all!! Wonderful series.


Jun 18, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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Wonderful set Conrad! enjoyed them at all!


Jun 18, 2013 at 05:23 PM
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Looks like it has been a blast and the photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing and keep shooting


Jun 18, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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Fabulous set Conrad!
Birds of prey are amazing!
Thanks for posting!
Fred



Jun 18, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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