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St. Pete Eagles at dinnertime (no gore)

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by KristinB, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Connie, Luis, Dave and I spent Saturday afternoon at the cemetery and were rewarded with the sight of papa flying in with dinner:

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    And here's one more, from a bit earlier...

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  2. Ooh! Wonderful shots Kristin!
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS

    369
    Feb 29, 2008
    North Carolina
    Great shots! Momma eagle looks like she's checking out from the nest what he's brought home.
     
  4. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Nice, Kristin! It's about time Pops brough home some dinner - it seemed the female was always the industrious one.

    Nice tracking on the incoming bird; I know how hard that is!
     
  5. luisv

    luisv

    24
    Feb 8, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Great series, Kristin. I agree with Pia on the tracking of the bird, especially when it got into the tree.
     
  6. Ooh, very nice, Kristin! You got him with the fish! That is a wonderful sequence -- you followed him all the way!
     
  7. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Sensational captures Kristin.
     
  8. mattcham

    mattcham Guest

    These are great captures. Where is this cemetery that everyone keeps talking about?
    This isn't the same bald eagle nest that's barely visible from Blackpoint Wildlife Drive is it?
     
  9. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Nice, Kristin, it is quite a sight. I like #2-full wings, lots of light and color and a few branches for context.
     
  10. Super shot Kristin, love the action you've captured.
     
  11. As Pia said, great tracking on the incoming bird. I know how hard it is to do with all the trees there.
    Good exposure on the entire bird, including under the wings.
     
  12. DW Brewer

    DW Brewer Guest

    Matthew:
    The cemetery is Royal Palm Cemetery is South St. Petersburg. It is locatd off 1st Street South. The birds have nested in a copse of trees in the middle of the cemetery for quite a few years now,
    Kristin: Nice job of tracking the bird and exposure.
     
  13. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Thanks, Alex!

    Cindy, I don't want to say she's high maintenance, but... :tongue:

    Pia, thanks, I really have to give all thanks to Dave for getting me to try AF-ON, and Nancy (flygirl) for helping me modify my D700 settings to better track BIFs.

    Harry, when I chimped, I just knew that they were going to be OOF, but was pleasantly surprised to see them appear to be good shots.

    I appreciate it, Matthew. You should definitely check it out -- it's great.

    John, I know the light was somewhat harsh around that time of day, but it did illuminate their wings pretty well.

    Thanks, Louis!

    Allan, I appreciate that, it means a lot coming from you!

    Luis, Connie, Dave -- thanks so much! It was lovely spending that wonderful warm afternoon with the three of you, watching the eagles, especially after our chilly week on the Atlantic coast. :smile:
     
  14. mattcham

    mattcham Guest

    Where is this cemetery that everyone keeps talking about?
    Is this in the west coast of Florida?
     
  15. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Matthew,

    You missed Dave's post above, where he answered your question (and yes, it is on the gulf side of FL):

     
  16. mattcham

    mattcham Guest

    Oops, looks like I missed Dave's reply. Thanks Dave and Kristin!
    Maybe I'll get to visit next year.
     
  17. N0YZE

    N0YZE Guest

    I love Eagles... great captures and the color really turned out as well.
     
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