The Snag

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The “Snag”
 
In the middle of the lake in front of the “Flight Deck” is a wood snag about 20-30 feet tall. I was told it was planted there to help with the stress of the other birds. This particular morning it was a beautiful subject against the pastel sky. Back to the stress thing. All the ducks and geese would get stressed because the Bald Eagles would fly from trees off in the distance and the idea of being the dinner guest that day got them all worked up. Adding the snag, in addition to another one in the lake, encouraged the eagles to perch and for some reason it stressed the birds less. They still were the guest of honor at dinner but less were dying from the panic that set in when the eagles delivered the invitation.
 
Later in the morning after sunrise, I saw one of the eagles land and perch on the tree. I hoped to get a few images so I went to the location of the other perch, which allowed for better lighting conditions on the eagle. After an hour and a half, the eagle took flight, circled the lake, then flew in my direction in route to the next pond where he stressed those ducks for a while. I was able to get a few nice images of the eagle since I had put the 1.4x Teleconverter onto the G2 lens. Focus was fast, accurate making a sharp image.
 
Both images were made using the Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiUSA
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6 Responses to “The Snag”

  1. Beautiful colors and the Eagle looks a little grumpy ha-ha and on different note, I am glad that stress doesn’t make me keel over.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      Thanks. It makes the getting dinner easier for the eagles. The ducks and geese that keel over are easy to spot and catch. Stress relief is the key to long life!

  2. Beautiful shots!

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