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Wisconsin River Eagles . . .

cockers

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cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Sat 02-Feb-13 12:23 PM | edited Sat 02-Feb-13 12:29 PM by cockers

Took a day off from work yesterday to recharge my batteries. Headed up north to the cabin to plow out driveway and check on things.
On the way home I decided to stop by the DuBay dam on the Wisconsin River to check on the Eagles. It was -5 degrees but there were 9 near the dam and 7 more just downriver - it was great to see so many birds there. . . Of course I didn't have my 500 with me so I made do with 300 f4 (old version with 1.4 Kenko).
These are fairly heavy crops as I could have used more reach.

Thanks for looking.

Al

Nikon D300s, ISO 1250, Aperture Priority, +.7 EV , 1/4000 sec., Nikkor 300 f4 ED with Kenko 1.4, handheld.

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coolmom42

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#1. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

coolmom42 Moderator Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011
Sun 03-Feb-13 02:17 PM

Very nice!

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Garen T

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#2. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

Garen T Registered since 20th Jan 2013
Sun 03-Feb-13 03:04 PM

Really love that first one Al, great wing spread and nice sharp eye!

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Photosage

Bellingham, WA, US
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#3. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

Photosage Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2009
Sun 03-Feb-13 06:06 PM

Great shots Al, I like No. 1 the best. Thanks for sharing.

Ron

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Mississauga, CA
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#4. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 1

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Sun 03-Feb-13 09:47 PM

Nicely done Al, great shots - boy this forum has been full of BIF shots recently!

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#5. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

psf914 Registered since 10th Oct 2007
Sun 03-Feb-13 10:45 PM

Very nice series Al

I've started finding more Bald Eagles out here this winter...but mostly resting in trees. Hope to eventually get some nice flight shots like these.

Peter

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Thunder Bay, CA
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#6. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 5

Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011
Mon 04-Feb-13 05:56 AM

great set of IF's Al, have to love the ole 300 F/4

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cockers

Plover, US
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#7. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 4

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 04-Feb-13 02:51 PM

Thanks Diane and Richard!

Al

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#8. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 2

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 04-Feb-13 02:52 PM

Thanks Garen, I appreciate it.

Al

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cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 04-Feb-13 02:53 PM

Thanks Ron!

Al

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cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 04-Feb-13 02:55 PM

Thanks to both of you - Brian and Peter!

Al

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Lunastar

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#11. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 10

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Tue 05-Feb-13 12:08 AM

Very nice images, Al-looks like you had fun with the eagles!

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ehall

South Orange, US
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ehall Registered since 12th Nov 2012
Tue 05-Feb-13 05:27 AM

Great shots, forums make us newbies find clues to examine shots for, such as fine detail of the birds feathers. Thanks for sharing.
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#13. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 11

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 05-Feb-13 01:12 PM

Thanks Mark - yeah cold fun!

Al

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#14. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 12

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 05-Feb-13 01:15 PM

Thanks Emory - in the case of these shots I could have used more focal length as I had to do a pretty deep crop (did't have my long lens with me). The detail isn't as crisp as I like but I was happy with the captures.
Thanks for commenting.

Al

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#15. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

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Sun 10-Feb-13 11:28 AM

Very nice.

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#16. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 15

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 11-Feb-13 01:00 PM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting John!

Al

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af4nc Registered since 07th Jul 2007
Mon 11-Feb-13 02:07 PM

Great shots, beautiful birds

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#18. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 0

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Tue 12-Feb-13 01:21 AM

Great job Al. Getting close with 300mm even with a TC is tough. #2 is really nice. They tough to get while they are flying at you, looks like you nailed the focus on this one.

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cockers

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#19. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 17

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 12-Feb-13 12:06 PM

Thanks Tom!

Al

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#20. "RE: Wisconsin River Eagles . . ." | In response to Reply # 18

cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 12-Feb-13 12:06 PM | edited Tue 12-Feb-13 12:07 PM by cockers

Thanks for the nice comments Scott!

Al

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