A Fly by

A Fly by.

I posted an image yesterday of the female Eagle at Berry College flying with a talon full of straw. As she approached the nest, the male was occupying the “launch” branch or entrance. The female did a fly by and then circled around to the backside where she landed and placed the straw in the nest. It was fascinating to see and made for great opportunities to get a closer image of the female as well. In the image you can see the 2 web cams on tree branches above the nest. I could have Photoshopped them out, but I think it is neat to see how the cameras don’t effect the behavior of the Eagles, but allow for people to study and understand the birds.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f8, +0 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/640th of a second, handheld utilizing the VC (Vibration Compensation) feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom 5. I also think this image demonstrates the tracking capability of the lens as well as the Eagle moved in front of trees.Berry Eagles 030815a copy

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2 Responses to “A Fly by”

  1. thenerdycanuck Says:

    Loved this photo, beautiful šŸ™‚

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