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Eagles on the beach

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Louis Champan, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. With the wind blowing, overcast skies, in the low 40’s and drizzling, I thought I’d go out on the beach looking for eagles. During two early morning drives down the beach I was lucky enough to spot eagles on both morning.

    I’m not sure that this juvenile eagle knew what it had with the crab and or didn’t know what to do with it. But the seagulls quickly showed him what to do with it and ended up chasing him off.

    The second eagle spotted that morning, was either an adult or immature not sure which, but I spotted this same eagle (I think it was) on the following morning as well.

    All the shots were made out the window off a beanbag with a D2X, 500mm/4 and TC1.4. Both my truck and the eagles were moving around quite a bit due to the wind, so these shots aren’t the sharpest.

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/180s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 320

    In this shot I think the eagle is having a Plover for breakfast.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/640s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/750s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/640s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/45s    ISO 320

  2. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Great shots under difficult conditions. I like the BIF the best.
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Super captures Louie. :smile:
  4. Very Nice Series this is a older bird and ready for spring
  5. Wow Louie, those are great.
  6. The chemist

    The chemist

    Jul 22, 2005
    Always a sucker for some BIF shots. Too cool to see seagulls with an eagle like that. The beach as a backdrop is neat
  7. snownow


    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal
    Wow, stunning.
  8. Very nice and great colors!
  9. Great images under difficult conditions. You really held the detail well.
  10. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    superb captures
  11. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very very nice Louie
    I take it the Eagle can't read...lol Love shots like that.

    I bet he will know what to do with that crab next time. Or maybe they don't like crabs...lol
  12. Super series Louie. The last two are stellar!
  13. jimmyc1000


    Jun 14, 2006
    Awesome shots. I love the perched shots. Like they were posing for you.
  14. Thanks Troy, appreciate you taking a look.

  15. Thanks Frank, they sure aren't what they could have been, but then....

  16. Thank you Dianne.

  17. Thanks Gary. I appreciate you taking a look at these. I wasn't really sure on the second eagle whether it was an adult or immature still. It was wet, windy and just plain nasty out, that's my excuse.

  18. Thank you Ron. You never really know what you're apt to run into when on the beaches.

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