Spent a couple of days with the wife in Homer shooting Eagles. The light was a bit poor, but still had a great time.
Tull, looks like you captured some great ones there. You're right, the light was not good that day. Good job!! Love the first one especially...
what size lens were you shooting with? What camera?
Very nice shots. I was also wondering what lens you were shooting with? Are those cropped or full frame and sized down?
We were down in Homer this weekend too. You are right about the lighting being bad, Saturday stunk, but Sunday was better. We still had fun and got a few nice shots. Early Sunday morning was pretty good for us once the clouds broke. We ended up staying a little later than we were planning since the lighting was good, and got caught in the blizzard on the way back. We were in the only RV on the spit, hopefully you didn't get stuck behind us on the way back through Turnigain Pass. It was a little scary driving an RV in blizzard like conditions with summer tires, I used the turn offs when I could and figured that I could get through them, some of them were DEEP.
I missed the snow storm. We must have left just ahead of it.
I keep thinking I will go down there some March, but never do. Jean King isn't going to last forever either, and then the opportunity will cease to exist, so I'd better get myself in gear.
Great shots though, Tull. I especially like the one of the three birds roosting in formation. I think that is probably the most famous tree stump in the world though.
Pretty work man. I too like the shot of the three eagles together. I have the Canon 100-400 lens as well. I just bought it about 6 weeks ago. I have wondered what it was capable of. Nice to see some of your eagle images taken with it. You motivate me to get out and learn how to use it. I am working on Nantucket,Mass now so I guess it will be gulls instead of eagles. Thanks for sharing the images!
The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.
The detail is great. IS must come in handy when shooting these birds.
Im guessing you were shooting all the way in 400mm to get those shots?
Im visiting AK for a while in June and the furthest I can shoot is 300mm with a tokina. Hope that will suffice. Im already spending so much on fishing, I dont know if I could handle getting another lens!
Enjoy your trip in June, I'm sure that the 300mm will work just fine! Thanks again.
Jean didnt yell at me but her minion did. HA!
Thanks for the look.
Here is some of my Homer Pictures from this past weekend. Lighting wasn't good for me either.
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Here is some of my Homer Pictures from this past weekend. Lighting wasn't good for me either.QUOTE]
Wow Lady, you did real good!!! Well done!
Those are nice and the three on the stump ...wonder if they are the same three in my shot? HA!
Thanks for sharing those ...it reminds me that I need a longer lens!
Tull and Alaskarain, I hope a couple of these are adorning your walls, they're that good.
Tull - #1 is special, great detail, perfect focus. #4 has the potential to be the same, it looks like the black details are blown out a little, no doubt due to the light playing havoc with your meter.
Alaskarain, #4 is excellente, maybe a little soft for my taste. Again, black details are a little underexposed. Excellent capture.
Keep shooting, I love your work.
First and foremost I'll start by saying.... I'm no photographer... I used a cheap old digital camera and had been drinking way too many frosty beverages when I caught this photo...
But hey even I get lucky sometimes...
ps... those above pictures are AWESOME!!!
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Tull, when I look at your photos on your website its uncanny how simular our shots are.
I was "allowed" to walk right up to the eagle in #4 photo, he landed in a tree next to my car at lands end, I did not want to spook him by digging for my other lens in the car, at that point I was only a couple feet from him and had my 55-200mm lens on. I slowly worked my way closer to him I was to close to be really using that lens, and it don't have a stabilizer. I was shaking so badly, mostly from cold but party to from being almost right under him. So although its not one of my finest but its certainly one of my most memorable.
Life is beautiful, capture it forever
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Have fun .................Eddie