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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Russ Smith, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. This was one of my first attempts at a Bald Eagle. This was last year.
    St. Marks NWR.
    D2H, 600mm with a 2X extender, 1/160, F11
    It is not as sharpe as I would have liked it to be.
    Conditions were not the greatest. Windy and and sort of a gray hazy day.

    I would have liked to have been closer but about 100 yards of waist deep swamp and 50 alligators and no telling how many snakes(BTW I hate snakes)kept me getting there.

    It has been cropped and worked in Photoshop.


  2. Russ,

    As you have said maybe a bit soft, but still a very nice shot. The 2X TC and wind on that lens sure makes for some tough conditions. You need to come up our way. No alligators - no swamp - and you can get much closer. I've even heard that there's one nesting downtown on a light standard at one of the local ballparks, although I haven't been down to verify it yet. :) 

    Thanks for sharing. :) :) 
  3. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    nice catch for bad conditions.
  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice capture Russ especially considering the bad conditions and that some mean critters in the area were looking at you and commenting to themselves, "he'd be a nice capture, don't you think?". Find a safer location and nail that perfect shot...we'll be here waiting to see it.
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