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    Nice sharp shots, Bill.

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    Monday (10/20/14) I was at the marsh photographing birds and the occasional passing train.
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    The herons suddenly took flight as a train rolled by.
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    I knew that the herons were accustomed to trains, so I started looking for an eagle. Sure enough, a few seconds later subadult flew over the marsh.
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    Thursday (10/23/14) one of the Pt. Edwards eagles flew out of its nest just as I pulled up. I managed a few grab shots out the window of my car.
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    i did not see the eagle at Marina Beach, which did not surprise me as wind surfers were present. I found the eagle at the piling off the Senior Center by the ferry dock, another of its regular perches.
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    You had to be really quick to get those shots of him/her flying out of the nest!! Nice job.

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    You had to be really quick to get those shots of him/her flying out of the nest!! Nice job.
    My thoughts exactly, Terry.

    Nice work, Bill.



    Chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry O View Post
    You had to be really quick to get those shots of him/her flying out of the nest!! Nice job.
    I was looking at the nest through the 5DIII + 100-400L telephoto zoom + 1.4x teleconverter and never saw the eagle. Upon detecting movement, I instinctively snapped away and only tried to focus on the eagle during the last few shots. I could only hope that the shots were in focus.

    It was late afternoon and I was shooting straight up with no exposure compensation, so the eagle's bright white head was a bit over exposed in some of the shots.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Given the conditions and timing, they are really quite good! Your approach of 'shoot now and ask questions later' works more times than not!

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    Friday (10/24) I ran into Janine down at Marina Park. Janine said that both of the Pt. Edwards eagles are back. The female was perched on the piling eating a bird that Janine thought was a rhinocerous auklet.
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    The male was watching from the family tree at the end of Pt. Edwards Place.
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    The female took off and perched on a branch above the railroad tracks before I could set up the super telephoto package of my 5DIII + 500L + 2x teleconverter on the tripod.
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    I got the super telephoto package set up after the male flew down from the family tree and finished off the bird. Janine said she has observed this behavior before, which is probably as close as they get to sharing food.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 10-27-2014 at 10:31 PM.
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    After totally consuming the prey, the eagle flew off in the direction of the marsh.
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    The female remained and watched a train pass beneath her.
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    Wish they would stick to salmon, Bill

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