Shooting in the Rain

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It is best to Shoot Eagles in nice Sunshine so this is not recommended, but I wanted to see what the Eaglet did in the Rain. Here are a few shots.

Wet Bird

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Walking in the Rain

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Just Sitting

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I went to ISO 800 and Partial Metering to keep focus on bird.

Exposure was reset with each series.
 
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Gary,

The first and last ones look excellent from here! I personally think it's easier to shoot in cloudy conditions if your subject is under the canopy as this one is because you don't have to deal with all the contrast issues usually. I think you did good!
 
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Gary,

The first and last ones look excellent from here! I personally think it's easier to shoot in cloudy conditions if your subject is under the canopy as this one is because you don't have to deal with all the contrast issues usually. I think you did good!

Thanks Andy

I'm not sure these were taken this morning at about 10:30AM and you know the weather then
 
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Gary,
Very nice shots! The eagles we have close to us nest far away in a wetlands preserve and I can't get at them... which is probably good. So, I'm envious at these beautiful shots... and the beautiful bird.

And I agree with Glacier. I think the diffused light did you some favors in these shots. You can really pick up the details.

I'm new to this forum, so everyone else probably knows what lenses you like and use. But for my benefit, what lens and shooting values did you use?

God bless.
Doug
 
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Gary,
Very nice shots! The eagles we have close to us nest far away in a wetlands preserve and I can't get at them... which is probably good. So, I'm envious at these beautiful shots... and the beautiful bird.

And I agree with Glacier. I think the diffused light did you some favors in these shots. You can really pick up the details.

I'm new to this forum, so everyone else probably knows what lenses you like and use. But for my benefit, what lens and shooting values did you use?

God bless.
Doug
Thanks Doug

I was all over the map on this day as the morning was very dark one minute and bright and cloudy the next. Most were shot at f8, ISO 400 & 800 and Exposure from +2/3 to 0.0. I'm shooting a Canon 20D with a 500/4 and a 1.4 TC.

You can find addition shots from better days in my post "The Eagle Family" I hope you look in on it.
 
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