Iowa Eagles

9 years 6 months ago #49067 by dw photo
I am sure most of you have heard or even watched the "Decorah Eagles" on Ustream by Bob and the raptor resource center.. well these are NOT those Eagles LOL i am close to those, about 3 hours I am much closer to this pair...about 15 mins. They have a nest on a friend of mines property on the banks of the Des Moines River. I'll be adding more photos as I take them Hope you like them.

Also if your in Iowa and want to go on an Eagle Safari with me just give me a shout.


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9 years 6 months ago #49070 by dw photo
All My eagle photos are taken with my 7D and a Tamron 200-500mm lens. I generally sit on the same side of the river as the tree with the nest in it, about 50 ft away and them being about 80 ft up.
They seem to be patient with me, if not a bit leary, but have been there enough they are getting used to me.

Here is one of just the Nest to give you an idea of their overal size.. and the back side is actually built around the one major tree branch.. deffently amazing engineers they are.


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9 years 6 months ago #49081 by Cre8tivefix
Great captures. :) Look forward to seeing more.


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9 years 6 months ago #51504 by bhowdy
Nice series .... Sounds like a fun place

Bob Howdeshell

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera" ~ Lewis Hine

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9 years 6 months ago #51505 by chasrich
Great shots...

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent

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9 years 6 months ago #52210 by Zardoz
I found a eagle nest last year and am looking forward to getting some shots this year. I like eagle shots, they are a good hone to your craft!


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