Skagit Bald Eagles - January 1, 2013
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John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Hi All,

I'm not over here in the wildlife very often. A couple of us went to the Skagit River to shoot the eagles between Rockport and Marblemount here in WA. Not a lot of activity as the chum was low. We shot what we could in the few hours we were there. Unfortunately, most of my eagles in flight were flying away from me. Oh well, I shot them anyways. There are juveniles and adults.

I would like to know what your thoughts.

Thanks

JBR

Shot with a T3i and 100-400L. Sometimes on a tripod, sometimes not.


1)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/01_BE.jpg

2)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/02_BE.jpg

3)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/03_BE.jpg

4)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/04_BE.jpg

5)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/05_BE.jpg

6)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/06_BE.jpg

7)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/07_BE.jpg

8)

http://home.comcast.net/~jbrichter21/eagles/08_BE.jpg



martines34
Registered: Jun 23, 2008
Total Posts: 3055
Country: United States

I like the last one best.

Thanks for sharing.



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 24518
Country: Canada

#7 for me. Looks like you enjoyed the opportunity presented.



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 11415
Country: United States

Some roughed-up looking eagles here!
Douglas



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 36451
Country: United Kingdom

Nice set John. #7 is my pick of the bunch
David



Phildan
Registered: Feb 09, 2011
Total Posts: 441
Country: Canada

A nice set. My preference goes to number 4for the side light, followed by 6. I like this eagle on its green perch. 7 also is very good. You came back from your trip with fine pics.

Phil.



John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Thanks, Everyone!

I appreciate you looking and choosing your favorites.

JBR



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 45428
Country: United States

Hi John, that's a great area to find eagles but unfortunately the light is on the wrong side unless you are in a boat That said 6/7, 8 are the best to my eye. Sure looks like you had a nice day up there, something rare this season

Tim



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
Total Posts: 13977
Country: Canada

I quite like 6 and 7 John, you got to love the setting.

Rob



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 38646
Country: United States

I love the light through the feathers in 2

Morris



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 30590
Country: Canada

nicely done John .. the last two for me



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 32852
Country: United States

It's 7 for me too John ~ Ron



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
Total Posts: 28401
Country: United States

Love em love em



DonGut
Registered: Nov 28, 2008
Total Posts: 9136
Country: Canada

#6 and 7 for me. Great setting. You really need to see the face and eye to get a real keeper. Nice day Don



kirry007
Registered: Feb 06, 2008
Total Posts: 1434
Country: United States

100 mile post ? I like your habitat shots here, I was there a couple of days before you and did not get anything like this :-), you should be happy !



John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Thanks, Everyone! I'm glad you like them. I appreciate you choosing your favorites as well.

Kirry007,

The ones in the water BG are probobly from MP 100. I didn't notice the mile marker. The habitat shots are from the bridge near Hoeard Miller State Park.

JBR