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Old 03-25-2007, 01:13 PM
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Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Recently I spent two weekends on the Mississippi River photographing out of a blind. I knew the eagles would be concentrated there in large numbers as they migrate northward. I had seen reports that the ice was out in the sloughs paralleling the main branch of the mighty Miss. Ice out means the grocery store is open for the fish-eaters. Much of my wildlife photography is similar to hunting. Study the critter's habits, the layout of the land, figure how to get close, know your equipment, practice with it. And then spend tons of time in the field and hope for the best.

The first shot in this series is of a Bald Eagle. Still pretty low light level when an eagle landed on a small chunk of floating ice upstream from my blind just after dawn. I swung my 600/4 lens toward him to watch as he started working on a fish. Then I realized he was going to float right past me. He did just that at frame-filling distance. Pretty unusual to be this close to a wild, non-habituated Bald Eagle.

Other mornings, I got some pretty rewarding flight shots of eagles feeding in the river. Kind of like connecting on a big buck at 700 yards. Enjoy!







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Old 03-25-2007, 01:15 PM
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Ok, I am trying this thread again after my Smugmug hosting site tech gurus gave me some help. But...I did save Ian's last minute reply to the previous thread before I nuked it.

I get little blue boxes with a white question mark in the middle. Is that because I am Canadian? I feel discriminated against, not getting the red one - not sure what a browser is (Uh... moose are browsers, elk are grazers, is that it) - who can I sue???
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Len, there be birds here!!
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Len,
That is a relief, I thought I nuked your beautiful images [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Len Backus,
Truly beautiful work! I did spend some time just
staring at the photos.

Thanks for sharing!!!
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

I had a Bald eagle fly over me yesturday when I was shooting gophers. I was wondering what had scared the geese up and when I could not see any coyotes around I looked up and saw him.

Those are beautiful pictures Len.
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Re: Bald Eagles and Hooded Mergansers

Those shots are awesome.
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