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My best Baldie in Flight pics yet (a bit gory)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by wembley, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    I went out to shoot some Stilts and Soras (see other post https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=111066) and decided to stop by the Bald Eagle nest on the way back as I hadn't been out there for about a month. WOW. In 5 minutes there I had 2 great fly bys with a huge rabbit in its talons. I even liked the fly by with the trees in the background as much as the ones with the plain sky.

    Enjoy.

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    cheers
    wembley
     
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow
    Don't get much better than that.

    A wabbit...wow
     
  3. Spectacular Wembley, WOW!
     
  4. You nailed those shots and the tree BG almost gives it a 3D effect.

    Very Nice Catch
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wow Gavin, were you driving along beside him while shooting these?!!? :biggrin:

    Excellent in-flight tracking. I assume in your normal hand-held fashion?
     
  6. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    Gale, Frits, Gary: Thanks for the comments

    Flew: Yes, hand held, 300 f4 + the 1.4tc. I did recently get a monopod that I had been using for soccer, and I now use on birding trips but I have to remove it if I am shooting in-flight shots.
    Thanks for the comment.

    wembley
     
  7. Man that is a great series. This is one proud eagle.
     
  8. What a series!!!! :biggrin: Gore and all! You nailed those shots. Take a bow, Wembley.
     
  9. Super series Gavin. Congratulations!

    Jose
     
  10. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Absolutely great shots! Now, if we can get some of those at Conowingo!
     
  11. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Spectacular...I like the gore, adds to the effect of seeing them in their natural habitat...surviving!
     
  12. jimmyc1000

    jimmyc1000

    300
    Jun 14, 2006
    Excellent shots. Well done.
     
  13. wembley

    wembley

    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl
    John, Sandy, Jose, Mark, Dave, Jimmy:

    Thanks for the comments.

    cheers
    Wembly
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Spectacular....
     
  15. WildBill

    WildBill

    410
    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Bill
    Outstanding series, Gavin!!! :biggrin:

    Bill
     
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