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Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by noahpictures, May 6, 2013.

    Fantastic shots. Congrats!!!
  1. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    All of your eagle pictures are awesome.
  2. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    birds kept coming!

  3. DMT


    I took this photo on the shore of the upper lake at Glendalough around this time 4 years ago 11133675_1043192612371754_3279255338461626065_n.jpg
  4. What to my wondering eyes should appear/but an old Citroen, parked awfully near:

  5. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor


    immature eagle taking flight from its perch this morning.

  6. A lovely Deux Chevaux Trimbeard!
    Don't see many of those around these days. From a bygone age
  7. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    wrapping up the week.
    miserable weather but that made for lots of interesting backgrounds for the birds.

  8. WarrenB

    WarrenB Moderator Emeritus

  9. Wow, I have to get a 500mm soon!!!! lol
  10. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    A large percentage of our shots were with 70-200mm lens.
  11. Excellent, I was never lucky to have birds so close when carrying my 70-200mm. Hope some day could go to that place.
  12. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    disclosure, most of our shots were (a) from a boat and (b) were baited, as are most published eagle and owl photos.
    also, the birds in homer, ak are habituated to being around people.
    slightly similar to haines, alaska.
    in most instances if you try to approach a bird on foot, unless they are on a nest, they will fly off when human is within 20 yards.
    and ethics say never approach a nesting bird closer than 20 yards.
  13. DMT


    I was wondering about that. The last two summers I've gone out with co-worker out to watch a Red Kite that was nesting and hunting wood pigeons near his house. If it caught the slightest movement of you lifting you binoculars it would veer off in the opposite direction.
  14. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    they're pretty savvy regarding humans and predators.
    if you're watching from a vehicle, they are often tolerant.
    but just open the door, goodbye!
  15. Great. Thanks for the disclosure.
  16. DMT


    They're up near the top of the chain for a reason. I knew some species were very intelligent but it wasn't until my co-worker convinced me to join him bird watching that I realized how so. People don't give pigeons enough credit because they're used to the city birds, but I've seen country pigeons try to trick hawks into dive-bombing moving cars during chases
  17. Some shots I took but did not use for a weekly photo challenge--the challenge being to "fill the frame with one color"



  18. sarimento1

    sarimento1 Contributor

    yet a couple more from Homer...


  19. Great shots!

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