Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Ba;d Eagle Feeding (slightly graphic).
Posted By: Tom Lusk, 03-15-2008, 06:33 PM

I found this deer (coyote kill) and set up a blind nearby. It took three days for an eagle to show up, and no I didn't spend three days in the blind.

Taken with FA*300:

Taken with FA*300 with 1.7TC, almost full frame:

Not too much loss of detail with the TC, but slighly different "tone". I like the non-TC shot best but the TC shot would probably print better at larger sizes.
Views: 2,901
03-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
Incredible shots, Tom!

So... how much time did you actually spend in the blind?

03-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Tuner571's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ohio
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,549
Nice shots man, the detail still looks great to me.
03-15-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
Veteran Member
vievetrick's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Easthampton - Massachusetts - USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,185
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great shots.

03-15-2008, 07:28 PM   #5
Veteran Member
daacon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alberta,Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20,915
Great capture Tom looks like he spotted you on the first one. Umbeliveable sharpness - you and the 300 make a great combo ,always enjoy your pics.
03-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
McD's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bracebridge, Ontario
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 134
Wow, awesome shots. Good work.
03-15-2008, 08:47 PM   #7
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Norman, Oklahoma USA
Posts: 348
Hey Tom,
Great shots. Having a blind in the right spot at the right time sure pays off doesn't it. Of course you have to have a lot of patience to go with that. Check out Les Zigurski's web site. Its a feast for wildlife photogs like us.

03-15-2008, 10:44 PM   #8
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,787

This is another stunning post from you, Tom. I can only view the image with adrenaline rush!

So clear, sharp. The eagle has such a punchy sharpness that isolate itself from the cold severe surrounding. Glamour of this wild life majestic,

I am blogging this post on digg
03-16-2008, 06:28 AM   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,441

Exceptional captures. The good thing about your images is that it shows that if you put time, effort and planning into a capture.... the quality of the output shows it.

Now, wait for the coyotes to return

03-16-2008, 08:05 AM   #10
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 198
those are stunning photo's Tom!
03-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #11
Veteran Member

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 475
Very cool. Thanks for braving the cold for these.
03-16-2008, 10:09 AM   #12
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: central Louisiana
Posts: 161
Wow, those are great!
03-16-2008, 10:52 AM   #13
Veteran Member
dws1117's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spring, TX.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,157
Really great work.
03-16-2008, 11:49 AM   #14
Veteran Member
xs400's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,753
Great captures. Well done.
03-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #15
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 126

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, days, eagle, fa*300, photo, shot, tc
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fov format comparison graphic MichaelRD Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 9 03-26-2010 02:31 AM
[Graphic] In For A Penny, In For A Pound paulyrichard Post Your Photos! 11 08-06-2009 01:12 AM
Anyone here read graphic novels/comics? paolojackson General Talk 11 02-11-2009 02:37 PM
*** Graphic-cart *** KalOO Post Your Photos! 7 09-01-2008 07:37 PM
A sad ending (warning graphic!) Tom Lusk Post Your Photos! 12 10-17-2007 09:52 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:44 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]