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Eagle fishing

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Lou Buscher, May 24, 2007.

  1. These were from the late winter at the Conowingo dam. (8 photos)

    1 See’s fish in river from tree and starts dive.
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    ISO 400

    2 I had lost her in the dive but got her back before she hit the water.
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400

    3 Talons out
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400

    4 deep in the water, this is rare to catch.
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400

    5 has she got it?
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400
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  2. 6 Yes she das a nice Gizzard Shad
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400

    7 she is looking right at me. We are about 350 feet apart
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 400

    8 off to a tree for a meal.
    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 400
  3. Awesome capture, Behavior series
  4. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Wow, stunning work. Just as an observer, I find it a great set of captures and good story.
  5. HappyFish


    Oct 19, 2006
    Super photo set! I think your gizzard shad is a small bass. Look at the mouth, tail and the dorsal fin in photo #6 and the under side of the jaw, shape of the body and the green color in photo #7. Can`t help it, fish farmers are like that.
  6. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Nice catch, Lou! (I mean your catch, not the eagle's!)
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I would love to get that sequence..wow
    Thanks for sharing that
  8. Thank you Gary and thanks for the look
  9. Thanks Scott, it is a sight to behold and one you never forget unless your the fish.
  10. O SHoot Robert I better learn my fish as well as my eagles.:biggrin:Thanks for the correction as I did not think there were bass in there and the studies done by the power authority over a 2 year period told us eagle people that they got mostly shad so I went with the odds and I guess I lost. Good eye there fish farmer:wink::wink:
  11. Thanks TimK but I think we were both happy. But my happyness can last longer than hers:biggrin:
  12. Thanks GAle and actually I got a few of them but this was the best of the bunch. I would pick a bird roosting in the trees looking in the river and put my lens on it and wait. As soon as I though it was going down went the shutter 0n my camera and I just tried to stay tracking. Great place and you should try it in Nov. to Jan. hundreds of eagles and I even found 4 birds with blue bands (N.Y. birds) and I was able to read and ID them later.
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