Adult Bald Eagle

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Here are a few shots from this morning of a Adult Bald Eagle.



Talking

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Excited Eagle

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Just Looking Cool

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Gary,

What focusing point are you using? Center only or all of them? I'm detecting a little softness in the head area and it looks to me that focus is off just a tiny fraction which with a 500 will make a big difference.

Look at the catchlight in the first photo (soft) and compare it to the catchlight in the second photo. (sharp)

I love the excited eagle image! Good one!
 
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Gary,

What focusing point are you using? Center only or all of them? I'm detecting a little softness in the head area and it looks to me that focus is off just a tiny fraction which with a 500 will make a big difference.

Look at the catchlight in the first photo (soft) and compare it to the catchlight in the second photo. (sharp)

I love the excited eagle image! Good one!
I'm using Center point and Center Weighted metering for sitting shots however sometimes I have to put the dot on the body or I loose a tail or head from the frame.

I took the first one out!!!
 
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I'm using Center point and Center Weighted metering for sitting shots however sometimes I have to put the dot on the body or I loose a tail or head from the frame.
Here's something for you to try: switch your focusing to the star button on the back of your camera. I have been shooting this way for years and can't stand using the shutter button anymore for focusing. Then just tap the button to acquire focus, release, and recompose. I leave mine on servo and just tap the button as needed to tweak focus.
 
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Here's something for you to try: switch your focusing to the star button on the back of your camera. I have been shooting this way for years and can't stand using the shutter button anymore for focusing. Then just tap the button to acquire focus, release, and recompose. I leave mine on servo and just tap the button as needed to tweak focus.
We need to go shoot sometime and you can show me. I know it is one of the functions either 3 or 4 but not sure how to use all that.

You won't Believe I filled a 4 Gig card this morning first time ever 472 pictures it will be weeks trying to sort them out.
 
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We need to go shoot sometime and you can show me. I know it is one of the functions either 3 or 4 but not sure how to use all that.

You won't Believe I filled a 4 Gig card this morning first time ever 472 pictures it will be weeks trying to sort them out.

I will be glad to show you when I see you which I hope will be soon!

472 photos of eagles in one day? I don't feel a bit sorry for you.:biggrin: :tongue:
 
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I will be glad to show you when I see you which I hope will be soon!

472 photos of eagles in one day? I don't feel a bit sorry for you.:biggrin: :tongue:

No several were of Humming bird but I didn't want to give up my position on the Eagle to get closer to the humming bird.

BTW: I have a shooting spot close to your side of Guntersville that is producing some nice stuff, Wood Ducks, Swallows, Osprey, Kingbirds and Redtail Hawks

Commerants, Canadian Geese, Mallards and GBH are free!!! LOL
 
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