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    Nice sequence, Bill. Not easy to do, at least for me. What was your exposure comp settings? As a general rule, I use -2/3 (or -3/4) based on the suggestion of a pro I took a field class from a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry O View Post
    Nice sequence, Bill. Not easy to do, at least for me. What was your exposure comp settings? As a general rule, I use -2/3 (or -3/4) based on the suggestion of a pro I took a field class from a few years ago.

    Terry
    While I often shoot eagles using negative exposure compensation, I took Monday's photos "straight on" due to the overcast. For some reason the ones taken with the 7DII + 500L + 1.4x teleconverter came out a little overexposed, so I darkened them using the Windows photo processing program.
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    Thursday afternoon (1-11-18) my son and I noticed a lot of herons flying over the marina. I suspected one of the Pt. Edwards eagles had stirred them up. One of the eagles flew in from the Sound and past us as we were walking out to the fishing pier.

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    One perched on a mast while the other was on the family tree at the top of Pine. St.

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    Last Saturday (1-27-18) one of the Pt. Edwards eagles was perched in the nest tree.....
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    while the other was perched in the sentry tree.
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    Later from the marsh I spotted one landing on their observation tree at the top of Pine St. above the new apartments.
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    The Pt. Edwards eagles make their rounds of the waterfront come rain or come shine, but I prefer to photograph them in sunshine. Friday morning (2-9-18) one flew in and landed on its perch by the ferry. It later made a pass over Brackett's Landing South before returning to its perch.

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    My son and I were driving around Pt. Edwards in search of the resident eagle pair when I spotted both of them in the sentry tree near their nest. I grabbed a few shots with the 1Dx + 100-400L II telephoto zoom.
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    What looked like a first year juvie flew high overhead. It was the second time that day I had seen the juvie in the area. It could be one of the three eaglets that fledged in the area in 2017.
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    I ran back to the pickup and pulled out the 7DII + 500L telephoto + 1.4x TC. I did not grab the tripod as I thought I could rest the lens on the large hedge bordering the sidewalk. One of the eagles took off as I was setting up up the lens and I knew the second eagle would soon follow.

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    I saw the second bird take off and just started snapping away without trying to frame the shots.
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    More grab shots.
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    The shots were getting soft as the bird flew out of focus.
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    A butt shot taken handheld with a bad right wrist.
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    We drove down to Sunset Ave. where I got some grab shots of what I believe were the Hutt Park pair. I didn't know that one was trying to steal the other's fish until I looked at the photos on the computer.

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    Nice shots of the pair taking off from the sentry tree, Bill - nice you could brace the 500 on something. How much of a crop were these?

    Terry

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    I photographed several eagles on Valentine's Day (2-14-18).

    Crows helped me spot both members of what I believe were the Hutt Park pair. One was in the trees near the Shell Creek spit.
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    While the other was in a tree off Sunset Ave.
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    The Pt. Edwards eagles were soaring in the afternoon updrafts.
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