Bald Eagle Nest

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This is the third nest this pair has built in the last 8-10 years. It's a little closer to the road than the others which makes it a bit harder to get a good angle. She was rearranging the nest when I pulled up. The male was sitting further back in the woodlot.

I'm also a bit disappointed in the 200-500 focus in this case. Shooting from my car, (sitting still, turned off) with the lens resting on the window at what was probably 150 yards. It missed focus 90% of the time and the "good" images were not as sharp as I thought they should be. It has performed great until this instance.

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Thanks for looking.
 
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Deep nest. Will you be able to see the babies in their first month or so?

I am looking at the focus. In the first one the branches to the far right seem in focus but the dof is quite narrow. I don't really see a problem in 2.

Disclaimer - I am using a laptop.
 
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Deep nest. Will you be able to see the babies in their first month or so?

I am looking at the focus. In the first one the branches to the far right seem in focus but the dof is quite narrow. I don't really see a problem in 2.

Disclaimer - I am using a laptop.
I'll keep checking back. There are only a couple of unobstructed views.

Here is the untouched first image (resized only) so you can see how much it was cropped. I use a small amount of High Pass sharpening after the other adjustments. I figured at that distance, f11 would give me enough DOF.

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You have a good nest to work there. I have been taking images of an eagle's nest the pat 3 years while in Florida. This the eagles had to rebuild their nest and it is now in a tree that obstructs the birds in it. You are lucky to have this opening.
 
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