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The Easter Eagle

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hangin tree, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Last edited by a moderator: Apr 8, 2007
  2. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The eagle is such a magnificent creature. Spectacular shots! Well done!

  3. Thank you very much Haze

    I'm glad you looked in and Happy Easter to you and Yours
  4. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Great shots Gary. I need to find out where your secret spots are.:biggrin:
  5. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Wonderful captures, Gary.
  6. Thanks Chris Happy Easter

    Then it wouldn't be a secret would it.

    Thank You Frank

    I was trying to get Wade his passing shot with the low light under the wing but got these instead. I'll get that shot one day!!!!
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow nice Easter shots:>)))))
  8. Thanks Gale

    Hope things Went well for your Easter
  9. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Hey Gary,

    I have two questions for you:

    1. What f/stop are you using?

    2. What exposure compensation? (assuming you are shooting in AV mode and applying compensation)

    Your images of these birds are very enjoyable and I hope you keep posting them.
  10. Thanks Andy

    The EXIF are attached to the pictures

    These 3 were taken at:

    ISO 400
    Av f8
    At 1/1000 to 1/1250
    Exp -1/3

    I've a little saying, "Focus on the eye and f8 for the tail"

    I keep a high Shutter speed in case of a flying shot

    I've taken shots at ISO 200 and don't really see much improvement
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  11. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks Gary.

    I suspected minus 1/3 was the comp. When you feel like playing around one day back off to minus 2/3 stop in this situation and see where it puts you on the whites. On every Canon body I have owned minus 1/3 was considered the equivalent of zero so minus 2/3 is really minus 1/3. This is only true for sunny conditions though. Give it a shot and let me know what you find out. I know there are differences in individual bodies so I'm curious what yours does.
  12. Very nice series, good job. Can never get enough eagle postings.


  13. I've shot at -1.0 on Bright days with good results. I've started using histogram to set exposure. I try on my 20D to keep whites at about 3/4 scale I can shoot at 1/2 scale if I'm closer but they get noisy if even a small crop.
  14. Wow, Gary I can't get enough of your eagles! Beautiful!

    Happy Easter!
  15. Thanks Louis

    I'm very glad you are enjoying the postings
  16. Thanks Dianne

    I really appreciate you and your comments.
  17. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Well, it would be OUR secret. :wink:

    What focal length do you usually use for these?
  18. Sorry Chris, besides this is not on public useage land anyway.

    Take care and good shooting
  19. Thank You
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