Bald Eagles - Reelfoot Lake

9 years 10 months ago #21555 by bhowdy
A couple of Bald Eagle images from this past weekend at Reelfoot Lake in west Tennessee, USA. Muddy gray skies and snow all weekend but the eagles were everywhere!




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9 years 10 months ago #21618 by photobod

bhowdy wrote: A couple of Bald Eagle images from this past weekend at Reelfoot Lake in west Tennessee, USA. Muddy gray skies and snow all weekend but the eagles were everywhere!




both images look great but that second one is awsome.
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9 years 10 months ago #21630 by Baydream
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Great stuff.

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9 years 10 months ago #21636 by crystal
Great Capture. I'm jealous. I can never seem to get that close to an eagle. Maybe once.
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9 years 10 months ago #21708 by bhowdy
Crystal ... These are actually not all that close either. I was using a Canon 1D (1.3 crop) camera body, Canon 500mm lens and a 1.4 tc. So all in all somewhere around 720mm.

Both images are somewhere around 50% crops

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9 years 10 months ago #21724 by Baydream

bhowdy wrote: Crystal ... These are actually not all that close either. I was using a Canon 1D (1.3 crop) camera body, Canon 500mm lens and a 1.4 tc. So all in all somewhere around 720mm.

Both images are somewhere around 50% crops

I hope to get a 500mm one day. Mine are using a 70-300 and I have been lucky enough to get close. Takes a lot of patience to get their trust. I have been within about 20 feet of one on a utility pole and it is exciting. Their feeding spots are the best place to "camp out" or if you can locate a nest and quietly wait.







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9 years 10 months ago #22568 by luckywish1
i love eagles they are my favorite birds too. outstanding job that you did


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9 years 9 months ago #25132 by Dryoo7
Realy great shots


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9 years 9 months ago #25133 by Dryoo7
Baydream
for a 300 to get that close is a testament to you to take a long time to get a shot. Well done.


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9 years 9 months ago #25188 by canon4me
wow! very impressive! we have Eagles here in Crossville, Tn... I haven't seen them, but others have gotten pics of them at the camera club I've gone to.


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9 years 8 months ago #37745 by luckywish1
you know i just got a new len too 500-1000mm and it is awesome i will be useing it for wildlife too


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9 years 8 months ago #37862 by HyperJ

luckywish1 wrote: you know i just got a new len too 500-1000mm and it is awesome i will be useing it for wildlife too


That's great, can't wait to see your pics.


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9 years 8 months ago #37878 by Yasko
:judge: I really like the second one. I hope to get some good shots of the bald eagles at the bottanical gardens this summer.


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9 years 8 months ago #37943 by alley
:thumbsup: Really impressive photos and lot's of patience. She looks scary mad sitting in that fir tree.


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9 years 8 months ago #38141 by Dr. Docter
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