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Awesome Photos I took of a Bald Eagle.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 01rednavigator, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    One of my hobbies other than guns is Photography. I thought I would share these Photos I took of a Bald Eagle while I was on vacation for new years. They were taken Near Tumalo State park on 12-31-13.



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  2. westy39

    westy39 Montana Member

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    Wow, nice photos, soooo what camera and lens were you using ? I am asking as I am partial to Canon and with a Canon lens. Thanks for sharing again well done...
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Awesome is right. :thumbup:

    Those talons look like they would go right through a forearm without even trying.
     
  4. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Beautiful pictures of some amazing creatures. Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Michael Js

    Michael Js Greater Seattle, WA Active Member

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    Great job! I don't have a facebook account, so, no link to the gorgeous eagle pictures my fiance took west of Seattle last summer...

    yours look cool!
     
  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Damn!
    Boy does that bird look mean.
     
  7. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I took these with a Canon T2i and a Canon efs 55-250 IS II I am also a Canon lover.
     
  8. moncon

    moncon willamette valley oregon Member

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    I could have swore that was in Surfside north of Ocean Park. We worked there two years ago and saw a nesting pair of bald eagles on a dead tree identical to the one in the picture. We watched them with binoculars, simply amazing birds.
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We have a few that live by Vancouver Lake and others along Salmon Creek. I keep looking for them everyday but don't always see them.


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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    MAJESTIC :)
     
  11. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  12. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Those photos are incredible....thank you for sharing.
     
  13. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
     
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    2beaucoup Kent, WA Member

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    Twenty years ago I read a National Geographic article that stated that 90 % of the nations population would never see a Bald Eagle in the wild. What an incredible comeback these magnificent animals have made. Great pics...thanks for sharing!
     
  15. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Another (former) Cannon user, era 1969, a FT-QL 55mm 1.2 when most apetures were 1.4!

    I did a Lot of Tri-X 400 ASA, that I pushed to 1200 ASA, for night shoots: using a pistol grip with shutter release.... That was in Viet Nam, My favorite memory of a shooting was on our maintainance landing pad (UH-1H) the crew was using the lights from a 3/4 ton truck, and it gave a very unusual view of the aircraft... I took a .25, .5 & a full second exposures, plus a manual 1.5 +/- second shot.... When blown to 8X10 size, you could see just a small amount of "wiggle" if you looked at the ends of the rotor blades....

    but like most photographers, the most awesome shot never got taken: era 1994, on the Siuslaw River.... A Bald Eagle, in full descent, talons grabbing a Salmon for Dinner.... And the so Powerful first Flaps of its wings to carry of what must have been 7-8 pounds maybe more... Only Brain Film...

    I have lots of photo's never snapped in my mind, many from that section of the Siuslaw...

    a Full Moon, Rising, right ~out of~ The River..... Awesome, at 55 MPH, and only the Camera of my mind...

    Thank you for your awesome photo shares... And bringing back Memories into this Ancient Finger pusher of a camera person....

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    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Pretty easy to see why this beast was chosen to represent the United States of America! Looks like a serious azz kicker just sitting still!
     
  17. Audrey

    Audrey Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Other countries use the Eagle too (Germany comes to mind). It's such an awesome creature; the American Bald Eagle is of course the best Eagle. :)
     
  18. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    America.....bubblegum yeah!
     
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    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    You know, I kinda wish this was still the case. Couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing my first Bald Eagle in the wild, the only problem is he chased off the gold eagles that hang around my property. Next time I saw them they were screeching up a storm, reclaiming their territory. Guess Baldy was just passing through.
     
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  20. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I have a ton of golden eagles around where I live, I will have to get some pictures of them sometime.