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Bald Eagle
Lens: DA*300mm +1.4x TC Camera: K5iis ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F6.7 
Posted By: micromacro, 04-08-2017, 08:26 PM

Finally! I spotted bald eagles today. Here is the father ( I assume ) , and the mother was in the nest with two chicks.
I was going to shoot gators at the park today, but spotted the crowd on the side of the road watching bald eagles. I turned around and joined them. My lucky day
First time ever.
Unfortunately it was pretty far, it's cropped image.


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Nice shot! Sharp as talons.
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Thank you!
Later, when the sun went down, and everybody left, I got a chance to shoot the couple together near the nest. This time with K-1, I pushed the ISO to 12800 to have at least 1/250 for hand held.

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both images are superb, glad you were able to capture and share with us.

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both images are superb, glad you were able to capture and share with us.
I know it's kind of stupid, but I'm really happy finally to catch them. I've heard about that spot so much, but could not find it myself. Only ones I saw the bald eagle flying near my house. Never since.
The last guy with Canon told me he was leaving because we can't shoot anymore. Yes, I can. Because I have Pentax. I have to admit I love to say that.
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Really wonderful images. Enjoyed viewing, thanks.
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nicely done, the second one of the couple especially

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Nice work Lana!

The second shot, of the pair is awesome.
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Just beautiful. You should be very proud of these.
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Nice shots.
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Both shots are wonderful. I really like the way he's grasping that itty bitty post with his talons in the first. Not something you see very often!
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Two really nice images, love the second one.
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