Very nice pic's..I see a few adults here & a young one or 2. We have a nesting pair about 7=8 miles from us. We check the nest out when we go by. This year they had 2 eaglets. They were in the field less then a mile from us about 2 months or so ago.
Glad ya'll like them. We sure love watching and photographing them. They are magnificent indeed. I hope to post more as time permits. We got a few more shots this morning. Hope to get more tomorrow morning as well.
Nice pics Bro, all very nice, so, where/how does one go about ordering these if they like...Just for the pholks to know
as for the weather, I'd rather that you'd have to come here, pick Us up and drive 5 hours north to photograph them...
1. As for ordering, for right now, just PM us. We'll contact you back to get the specifics of what photos and in what sizes you would like. We'll give you the prices and work out the shipping details from there. We also photograph Canadian Geese, Deer, Pelicans and other wildlife as the opportunity arrives. (if anyone is interested in those photos)
2. Nah don't think so bro We see a lot more & get much closer photos here than up your way.
This mornings shoot was a wash out. Dark dreary day with a mist of rain in the air. We got a few eagle shots and even a few deer photos but none were all that great due to the mist in the air and the distances. Oh well, ya can't win em all! Bring on the sunshine!
We have a reservoir near by that has a nest of bald Eagles once in a while I will see one flying over head, we also see great Blue Hearing and Red tailed Hawks quite often. I'm not much of a photographer but comes spring time Ill take a few picks..trouble is I don't have the lenses needed on my digital camera to get a decent photo as you have. I do have a 35mm nikon that would work well but it's not digital. I wish it was.
Nikon makes great cameras! You can always scan the prints to digital format or have your photo processor give you the files in digit format as well.
I wonder if there is a way to convert a 35mm camera to digital
As far as I know there is not a way to convert the camera it's self. However, any lenses that you may have should interchange with a digital Nikon camera body. The only drawback would be the "Auto Focus" of the camera would not work with a "Manual Focus" lens. You would have to manually focus your shots. This is because of the Electronic Operating System of the newer Digital SLR cameras. Speaking of which, I'm off in search of more eagles. Have a great day!
Compost Pharmer: We're very fortunate to live in the heart of the eagles winter resting grounds. I've been watching and photographing them pretty much my entire life. Once you get the feel for the limits of your camera (and lenses) you then get a better handle on which shots are really worth taking and which to just admire the scene and let go. I've gotten to the point I only go for the most phenomenal shots. I love the close ups but then it's not like these birds will "pose" for you. Most are not comfortable with you getting too close and forcing them to burn valuable energy in the winter is not good for the eagles. It takes a balance between getting the shot and just leaving the eagles alone and admiring them from a distance. I've been really lucky to get the thousands of photos that I have.
JerseyCub: Better have a talk with Santa! Getting our Canon a couple of years back was the best investment Santa ever made!
P.S. We hope to have these available on Ebay after the holidays.
Hi Jeanette, the eagles only winter here because we have locks & dams on the Mississippi. We also have a hydro-electric plant at our dam. Because of the current below the dam and power plant, the water never freezes. This gives the eagles "easy" fishing throughout the winter. Quite a few fish get sucked through the turbines and come floating to the surface with the water expelled from the plant. This makes easy prey for the eagles as well. As for the time frame the eagle are here, it all depends on mother nature. As the lakes and water-ways freeze up north, the eagles work their way south in search of open water. This year we began seeing migrating eagles around the first of November. Most will stay here until the end of February to early March. There are more and more mating pairs that stay in the area year round but not in great numbers.