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acrawlingchaos
05-19-2014, 04:49 PM
I recently started a new hobby, photography, and wanted to share some photos I took today. For several months, a road I would occasionally take, had a bridge out for repairs. The bridge was removed and then construction stopped. Eventually, I heard rumors that the road was closed because of a bald eagles nest. I stalked the area for several weeks seeing nothing. This weekend, I went out and saw her briefly before disappearing. Today, I was walking in, I just happened to peer into the woods, and saw the nest.

These are a couple of the shots I took. I'm hoping on heading out a few more times to watch the family grow.




http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/Baldeagle_zpsffca8908.jpg



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/Baldeagleandeaglettes_zpsa2de10ac.jpg

acrawlingchaos
05-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Yes... I still lift.

Phattso
05-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Fantastic shots.

baker
05-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Yes... I still lift.

That's debateable.






:)



Nice pics buddy.

SP1966
05-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Awesome! What kind of camera are you using?

Phattso
05-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Way down here, in an undisclosed location, we have just noticed a pair of bald eagles at our lake. I have not seen them, yet, but my brother and a neighbor have.

We also have been starting to see many, many Mexican Eagles. Very cool birds. Bald Eagles though, set themselves apart. Fully grown, they are huge, beautiful and very majestic.

paolo59
05-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Beautiful pics!

Oceanside
05-19-2014, 05:20 PM
so what do bald eagles taste like ?

thomashenry
05-19-2014, 05:25 PM
Beautiful Pictures, Majestic

pharmamarketer
05-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Awesome pics. Very cool. I love how solid the nests are as well. I have only seen a few.

mcbourque
05-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Wow those are gorgeous. Very good shots!
We see a lot of bald eagles over here. It's the one thing I missed seeing when I lived in the east coast.

steffo99
05-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Very nice, thanks for sharing.

acrawlingchaos
05-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Fantastic shots.


Beautiful pics!


That's debateable.
:)
Nice pics buddy.Thank you gentlemen... and seriously... I do still lift! :p


so what do bald eagles taste like ?Have a feeling she could rip me apart if she had the inclination.


Beautiful Pictures, MajesticThank you... I'll make sure to update as I go.


Awesome pics. Very cool. I love how solid the nests are as well. I have only seen a few.The nest was enormous. I would wager it was about 6-7 feet diameter.


Way down here, in an undisclosed location, we have just noticed a pair of bald eagles at our lake. I have not seen them, yet, but my brother and a neighbor have.

We also have been starting to see many, many Mexican Eagles. Very cool birds. Bald Eagles though, set themselves apart. Fully grown, they are huge, beautiful and very majestic.I've noticed more and more up through New Hampshire as well. I think there are several hundred mating pair now.


Awesome! What kind of camera are you using?I'm using a Canon T3 slr with a Sigma 150-500 lens. These shots were at 439mm, F8, 1/2000th at 1000 iso. Are you into photography as well?

Plateauplower
05-19-2014, 05:47 PM
They are pretty friggin hyooge up close. I had one come land in a tree when I was out fishing on a river. It just stared at me, I was close to the tree the nest was in. Kind of freaked me thinking it was going to swoop down and talon my head. They are seriously big azz birds.

acrawlingchaos
05-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Wow those are gorgeous. Very good shots!
We see a lot of bald eagles over here. It's the one thing I missed seeing when I lived in the east coast.They are finally making a comeback here, which is great to see.


Very nice, thanks for sharing.Thank you.




Here are a few other shots I took over the weekend. Not as majestic, but here are some of a Great Blue Heron.


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/Heron1_zps4944aa69.jpg


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/Heron2_zps69455f8d.jpg

deadwoodgregg
05-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Nice shots OP. They reintroduced them back into my area several years ago around the TVA lakes. It is not that rare to see them here.

SP1966
05-19-2014, 05:58 PM
I'm using a Canon T3 slr with a Sigma 150-500 lens. These shots were at 439mm, F8, 1/2000th at 1000 iso. Are you into photography as well?

I wouldn't say I'm into it but I do like to mess around, though certainly not enough to buy quality equipment like you have! It's fun to snap a few hundred shots and see if I manage to frame a good shot!!

http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_1755.jpg

http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_2172.jpg

It's infinitely bit easier to take shots like above than getting high quality live nature shots like yours!

acrawlingchaos
05-19-2014, 06:07 PM
I wouldn't say I'm into it but I do like to mess around, though certainly not enough to buy quality equipment like you have! It's fun to snap a few hundred shots and see if I manage to frame a good shot!!

[IMG]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_1755.jpg[IMG]

[IMG]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_2172.jpg[IMG]

It's infinitely bit easier to take shots like above than getting high quality live nature shots like yours!I would have to disagree. Apples and oranges. Birding is just a matter of patience and knowing where to look. With more mundane photographs, the challenge is completely different and is entirely about composition and creating interest.

Both of your photos are composed really well. You have an artistic eye.

As far as equipment... I'm still building, but to be honest, my equipment is entry level. My camera and lens together are barely over a grand, and most mid level camera will cost at least that. After that... post process makes a world of a difference. Photoshop and Lightroom can be used on a $10 a month subscription (Vs out right purchasing). If you enjoy it, it's worth the investment.

Cass40
05-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Awesome pics OP! Great colors too..

NorwichGrad
05-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Holy $hit, Jeff.. Those are absolutely beautiful pics, man.. Thanks for sharing.

Great pics. And you're not even Asian.. :D

raynerd
05-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Beautiful pics! Incredible birds, they never fail to impress me!

steffo99
05-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Great hobby to have - had my own darkroom for a while as a teenager. Now I can barely operate a digital camera. :)
Mostly took pictures at track meets but also tried to bring back some old photos from the 50's - my parents still had the
negatives. Would be fun to take some sports photos again though.

Oceanside
05-19-2014, 08:34 PM
in all seriousness "heffrey", those are pretty cool pics !

bodyhard
05-19-2014, 08:39 PM
I've always been fascinated by the Bald eagle, I've read that the Golden eagle is the larger of the two, but I still think the bald eagle is fierce looking.

ChazWood
05-19-2014, 09:54 PM
The lighting on the Heron shots is excellent.

Perhaps drop the ISO to reduce digital noise noticeable in the Eagle shots. Now that you know where the nest is, look for the best vantage point and think about optimal lighting (time of day).

Good luck with your future outings; looking forward to seeing more of those Eagles. :)

geek23ka
05-19-2014, 10:00 PM
Great hobby to have - had my own darkroom for a while as a teenager. Now I can barely operate a digital camera. :)
Mostly took pictures at track meets but also tried to bring back some old photos from the 50's - my parents still had the
negatives. Would be fun to take some sports photos again though.

me, too. i loved it. now i just point and shoot to get pics of my kids.

i want to get back into it and acc's pictures are really spurring me. NICE. show them the pre-storm one!

TubbyDad
05-20-2014, 03:18 AM
Nice pics. I got my wife a T3 Rebel a few years ago because the all in ones just weren't cutting it anymore, especially for family pics. Have a few different lenses... I should probably use it more.

Those blue heron are cool, we have a ton around here. Great pest control. It's always a treat to see them swallow a full grown rat.

jeffaus
05-20-2014, 05:41 AM
Fantastic shots. I have a friend who is a professional photographer in Aus. Some of the equipment she has just blows me away. I cant even focus an iPhone camera properly, but I do love looking at beautiful photography.

StressMonkey
05-20-2014, 05:53 AM
Wow, those are great pictures.


Fantastic shots. I have a friend who is a professional photographer in Aus. Some of the equipment she has just blows me away. I cant even focus an iPhone camera properly, but I do love looking at beautiful photography.

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crupiea
05-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Very nice pics

ironwill2008
05-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Amazing Eagle pics, Jeff. Only ever saw one Bald Eagle IRL; it was on the wing, and was huge.

Jtbny
05-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Nice pics Jeff and cool hobby. I was once a "professional" photographer :rolleyes: meaning I got paid to take pics. Taking nature pics looks tranquil.

geek23ka
05-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Nice pics Jeff and cool hobby. I was once a "professional" photographer :rolleyes: meaning I got paid to take pics. Taking nature pics looks tranquil.

that's what i'm thinking, too. of course tranquil is in high demand for you and i, so of course our brains would go there. kids are chaos incarnate. hahaa

Jtbny
05-20-2014, 10:15 AM
that's what i'm thinking, too. of course tranquil is in high demand for you and i, so of course our brains would go there. kids are chaos incarnate. hahaa

I have taken to driving to the gym with the radio off and windows up...so peaceful :D

DocHoss
05-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Wow, I'm really impressed! Not much learning curve - you're starting out at the top.


My lens only goes up to 300. I think I have aperture envy . . .

geek23ka
05-20-2014, 10:51 AM
yeah, acc is like that. for a uneducated whiny oversensitive privileged white male (am i missing any crews?), he is really really good at immersing himself in material and absorbing what is truly useful and then implementing it. kinda like how he did with lifting and nutrition.

~~always in awe of jeff's brain crew~~

Frnkd
05-20-2014, 11:19 AM
I was hoping to hear more about some *()& bird closing the construction..........

Great photos. and with digital nowadays, you can see the results and make adjustments accordingly.
enjoy.

Big_Sky_Guy
05-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Great Pics!

We love capturing life's moments

Frnkd
05-20-2014, 03:35 PM
I wouldn't say I'm into it but I do like to mess around, though certainly not enough to buy quality equipment like you have! It's fun to snap a few hundred shots and see if I manage to frame a good shot!!

http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_1755.jpg

http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/SP1966/IMG_2172.jpg

It's infinitely bit easier to take shots like above than getting high quality live nature shots like yours!

I forgot that you were into photography!

Somewhere deep in the recesses of this forum your other pics lay to one day be resurrected again.
They were quite good if I may say so myself.

:D

Caesura75
05-20-2014, 03:58 PM
Love the first photo! The blueness of the sky really completes the overall photo. About as American as it gets!

You need to put this on an instagram account and stick in hashtags such as #bald #eagle #sky #followme #pleasefollowme #whywontyoufkinfollowme etc. You'll be famous in no time! ;)

UnaChispita
05-20-2014, 04:47 PM
so what do bald eagles taste like ?


I don't even...

:p



Jeff-

Great contrast of bird and sky in both shots. Love the crispness of the eagle's nest against his soft feathers. You have a good eye. Wings on the heron have nice movement. :)

Really beautiful!

acrawlingchaos
05-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Awesome pics OP! Great colors too..

Beautiful pics! Incredible birds, they never fail to impress me!

Wow, those are great pictures.

Very nice pics

Great Pics!

We love capturing life's momentsThank you... and I only wish I had started sooner BSG.


And you're not even Asian..Not yet man... soon!


Great hobby to have - had my own darkroom for a while as a teenager. Now I can barely operate a digital camera. :)
Mostly took pictures at track meets but also tried to bring back some old photos from the 50's - my parents still had the
negatives. Would be fun to take some sports photos again though.If you understand the basics of exposure... understanding a real DSLR will be easier than you think.


in all seriousness "heffrey", those are pretty cool pics !Why thank Heffrey (with a g)


I've always been fascinated by the Bald eagle, I've read that the Golden eagle is the larger of the two, but I still think the bald eagle is fierce looking.I know Golden Eagles occasionally make their way here.... I'll try to find some to compare.


The lighting on the Heron shots is excellent.

Perhaps drop the ISO to reduce digital noise noticeable in the Eagle shots. Now that you know where the nest is, look for the best vantage point and think about optimal lighting (time of day).

Good luck with your future outings; looking forward to seeing more of those Eagles.Thanks for the input... Ya... still learning the basics of cleaning noise. The lens is a "bright day lens, with the biggest aperture being 7.1 @ 500mm. I did think about timing, and looks like probably setting the alarm for the early AM may be in order.


me, too. i loved it. now i just point and shoot to get pics of my kids.

i want to get back into it and acc's pictures are really spurring me. NICE. show them the pre-storm one!I will have to re-process that one. It was far too overdone.... common mistake for those who are new to the post process.


Nice pics. I got my wife a T3 Rebel a few years ago because the all in ones just weren't cutting it anymore, especially for family pics. Have a few different lenses... I should probably use it more.

Those blue heron are cool, we have a ton around here. Great pest control. It's always a treat to see them swallow a full grown rat.Let me tell... it's been a great way for me to introduce exercise in the form of something I really enjoy. I've tried a bit of everything, from landscape to nightscape to birds... and it keeps me moving. The T3 isn't the highest quality camera, but it can produce great photos if you do your homework.


Fantastic shots. I have a friend who is a professional photographer in Aus. Some of the equipment she has just blows me away. I cant even focus an iPhone camera properly, but I do love looking at beautiful photography.TY.... enable autofocus. You're welcome. :P


Amazing Eagle pics, Jeff. Only ever saw one Bald Eagle IRL; it was on the wing, and was huge.TY IW... I'm hoping to get some action shoots soon.


Nice pics Jeff and cool hobby. I was once a "professional" photographer meaning I got paid to take pics. Taking nature pics looks tranquil.


that's what i'm thinking, too. of course tranquil is in high demand for you and i, so of course our brains would go there. kids are chaos incarnate. hahaa


I have taken to driving to the gym with the radio off and windows up...so peaceful Let me tell you... the peace and quiet has been refreshing... and I drive with the radio off and windows down (with heat on for comfort).


Wow, I'm really impressed! Not much learning curve - you're starting out at the top.


My lens only goes up to 300. I think I have aperture envy . . .I'm lucky enough to be able to learn while at work... post process does a world of wonders as well.

What camera and lens are you using?


I was hoping to hear more about some *()& bird closing the construction..........

Great photos. and with digital nowadays, you can see the results and make adjustments accordingly.
enjoy.A road being closed because of the bird is speculation... though I will have to research to confirm.

Being able to post process and develop photos digitally makes photography so much easier to learn than film for that reason alone. I can shoot, sort, process and even print in such a short time. It makes learning from your mistakes easier.


I forgot that you were into photography!

Somewhere deep in the recesses of this forum your other pics lay to one day be resurrected again.
They were quite good if I may say so myself.

:DMaybe we should start an 035 photo crew :)


Love the first photo! The blueness of the sky really completes the overall photo. About as American as it gets!

You need to put this on an instagram account and stick in hashtags such as #bald #eagle #sky #followme #pleasefollowme #whywontyoufkinfollowme etc. You'll be famous in no time! ;)I eventually want to create an online gallery. First I need to figure out all the basics.... then invest in serious equipment.


Great contrast of bird and sky in both shots. Love the crispness of the eagle's nest against his soft feathers. You have a good eye. Wings on the heron have nice movement. :)

Really beautiful!I'm glad you appreciate them.

acrawlingchaos
05-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Caught her out at the nest again... decided to process a few black and whites. These are also full resolution 4200 x 2800 so I these will be able to be printed to 16 x 20.


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle3_zpse9d192b3.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle2_zpsfcc1dc57.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle1_zps663ff486.jpg

Fishman15
05-20-2014, 10:19 PM
Caught her out at the nest again... decided to process a few black and whites. These are also full resolution 4200 x 2800 so I these will be able to be printed to 16 x 20.


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle3_zpse9d192b3.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle2_zpsfcc1dc57.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle1_zps663ff486.jpg


Spectacular birds aren't they? We see them quite often out here in Washington usually up high in the sky though. Very common to see folks just stop whatever they are doing outdoors and watch them for a few seconds. There are areas along some of our rivers where you might see several of them together flying over hunting/fishing grounds looking for something to eat...impressive. You simply can't grasp how large they are until you see one up close in real life. Thanks for sharing...

Frnkd
05-21-2014, 01:11 AM
Caught her out at the nest again... decided to process a few black and whites. These are also full resolution 4200 x 2800 so I these will be able to be printed to 16 x 20.


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle3_zpse9d192b3.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle2_zpsfcc1dc57.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle1_zps663ff486.jpg
Beautiful pics! B&W makes your subject just pop out and grab you.
Keep'em coming.

TubbyDad
05-21-2014, 03:27 AM
You should definitely shop one of those eagles perching in your shoulder as a new avi.

JRT6
05-21-2014, 05:43 AM
I took a crime scene photog class because I had to get mandated training and the class seemed easy. But I'm glad I took it; I'm so into photography now and I really enjoy taking action shots of my kids. When they swim I adjust the shutter speed to get the water spray as individual droplets and all together like a giant ice sickle.

MartinMaggie
05-21-2014, 06:28 AM
It is ringed. From other shots, can you see ring better? Could be useful for ornithologists and such.



Caught her out at the nest again... decided to process a few black and whites. These are also full resolution 4200 x 2800 so I these will be able to be printed to 16 x 20.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle2_zpsfcc1dc57.jpg

Frnkd
05-21-2014, 11:34 AM
I took a crime scene photog class because I had to get mandated training and the class seemed easy. But I'm glad I took it; I'm so into photography now and I really enjoy taking action shots of my kids. When they swim I adjust the shutter speed to get the water spray as individual droplets and all together like a giant ice sickle.

would love to see some examples.

kimm4
05-21-2014, 11:42 AM
What beautiful pics! :)

Oceanside
05-21-2014, 11:52 AM
jeff those pics are simply delicious.

TubbyDad
05-21-2014, 11:58 AM
It is ringed. From other shots, can you see ring better? Could be useful for ornithologists and such.

Wow, good eye!

acrawlingchaos
05-21-2014, 06:35 PM
I noticed this the other day. She is #5099 it seems. Here are a few more from today... the young ones seemed to be a bit curious this morning.



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle6_zpse902674b.jpg



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle4_zps69508765.jpg



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle5_zps39ddbf39.jpg

Phattso
05-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Excellent. Amazing how the chicks go from being not so pretty to beautiful.

ChazWood
05-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Excellent. Amazing how the chicks go from being not so pretty to beautiful.
hehe, "not so pretty" is being kind. Those things are ugly as fuk.

Awesome shots ACC. Any chance you can gain a higher vantage point? Without having your face ripped off of course. :)

acrawlingchaos
05-21-2014, 07:02 PM
hehe, "not so pretty" is being kind. Those things are ugly as fuk.

Awesome shots ACC. Any chance you can gain a higher vantage point? Without having your face ripped off of course. :).... I've been looking... and it would be difficult at best. He is right at the waters edge, so that limits the direction to shoot from and it seems a lot of the trees are small or have high branches.

I was considering trying to scale one of them and pull the camera up by rope behind me.

I will be trying to find a spot on the edge and try to get action shots... just need to wake my ass up.

ChazWood
05-21-2014, 07:08 PM
.... I've been looking... and it would be difficult at best. He is right at the waters edge, so that limits the direction to shoot from and it seems a lot of the trees are small or have high branches.

I was considering trying to scale one of them and pull the camera up by rope behind me.

I will be trying to find a spot on the edge and try to get action shots... just need to wake my ass up.
IMHO, any effort you make that doesn't involve breaking your neck or being attacked, will be worth it. You've got a rare opportunity to capture really compelling images of that magnificent creature with it's young. Opportunities like this don't come around very often.

Looking forward to MOAR. :)

FlaIronMind
05-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing them.

Have been lucky enough to see many Bald Eagles throughout my life, with a ton being up in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, near Soldotna. Also have some Bald Eagles near my place on the west coast of Florida. About two years ago, I was heading out one morning in my boat and caught a dogfight between a Bald Eagle and...I forget what the other bird was. The other bird had snagged what was probably a trout and was flying off. That's when the fight ensued. It was spectacular - diving, turns, nearly vertical ascents/descents...amazing. Ended up that the Bald Eagle was only able to steal away half of that trout.

Geoff Richards
05-21-2014, 09:35 PM
beautiful pics AAC !
love the clarity,you have done a great job

might be time for a photography thread,I for one would like to be able to ask questions
about photography,I cant even take a close up without blur :/

JRT6
05-22-2014, 04:25 AM
would love to see some examples.

The real good photos are on my wife's cloud device so I only have this one on hand. It was taken with a mega zoom Cannon with manual controls. A good starter camera for anyone wanting to learn aperture, iso, etc (there is a forum member here named ISO.. because he's all into photography). I use a Nikon now. None the less you can still see what I was talking about when using a really fast shutter and film speed. The limitations of the cannon shows both the, almost but not quite, individual drops and the glacier effect in this photo,

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g284/JRT6/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/JRT6/media/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg.htm l)

DocHoss
05-22-2014, 08:50 AM
What camera and lens are you using?

I've been using Nikons. Easy to connect to the computer - no software needed, just plug it in and shows up as a hard drive.

My current camera is a D5100, which I like because it also has a video mode and a time-lapse mode. I have it set up right now to take a picture of the tortoises every 30 seconds. I still have my old D90, but I need to take it in for cleaning and service. It's taken over 100k pictures. My main lens is 18-135 zoom, and I have a 70-300 and a 40 mm macro. I also have a mount for my telescope, which is the equivalent of a 1250, but it's too bulky to carry around much and focusing is really tough. That's what i used for my eclipse and transit photos. Sometimes I get lucky and a bird sits long enough for me to get it with that.

I also have a Coolpix 8700, which has excellent close-up abilities and a really nice image quality.


Maybe we should start an 035 photo crew :)

I'm in!

Frnkd
05-22-2014, 11:29 AM
The real good photos are on my wife's cloud device so I only have this one on hand. It was taken with a mega zoom Cannon with manual controls. A good starter camera for anyone wanting to learn aperture, iso, etc (there is a forum member here named ISO.. because he's all into photography). I use a Nikon now. None the less you can still see what I was talking about when using a really fast shutter and film speed. The limitations of the cannon shows both the, almost but not quite, individual drops and the glacier effect in this photo,

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g284/JRT6/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/JRT6/media/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg.htm l)

amazing.the water coming off her finger tips. I like taking water falls, rough water and waves. These kinds of shots really give a sense of motion and fluidity in this case.

thanks for sharing.

Frnkd
05-22-2014, 11:31 AM
I noticed this the other day. She is #5099 it seems. Here are a few more from today... the young ones seemed to be a bit curious this morning.



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle6_zpse902674b.jpg



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle4_zps69508765.jpg



http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BWeagle5_zps39ddbf39.jpg

another set of amazing pics....would be interested to see a non-zoom pic to get a perspective of how far you are.

Corbi
05-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Trying to help these 3 lil guys hatch, been doing everything I can at work to keep her on the nest while still getting the cars unloaded. Have moved the nest 3 times and so far no issues.

DocHoss
05-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Trying to help these 3 lil guys hatch, been doing everything I can at work to keep her on the nest while still getting the cars unloaded. Have moved the nest 3 times and so far no issues.
Great job Corbi! Robins sure can choose odd places to nest. So do Mourning Doves.

TubbyDad
05-22-2014, 03:50 PM
I've been using Nikons. Easy to connect to the computer - no software needed, just plug it in and shows up as a hard drive.

My current camera is a D5100, which I like because it also has a video mode and a time-lapse mode. I have it set up right now to take a picture of the tortoises every 30 seconds. I still have my old D90, but I need to take it in for cleaning and service. It's taken over 100k pictures. My main lens is 18-135 zoom, and I have a 70-300 and a 40 mm macro. I also have a mount for my telescope, which is the equivalent of a 1250, but it's too bulky to carry around much and focusing is really tough. That's what i used for my eclipse and transit photos. Sometimes I get lucky and a bird sits long enough for me to get it with that.

I also have a Coolpix 8700, which has excellent close-up abilities and a really nice image quality.


I'm in!

Nice. I got my wife a macro lens last year because she said they were really good for portraits. Unbelievable would be a better word I think. Probably my favorite lens to use.

acrawlingchaos
05-22-2014, 04:58 PM
beautiful pics AAC !
love the clarity,you have done a great job

might be time for a photography thread,I for one would like to be able to ask questions
about photography,I cant even take a close up without blur :/There is a great misc photography thread I'll link later... but I think one for the 035 would be great for those that don't dwell there.


The real good photos are on my wife's cloud device so I only have this one on hand. It was taken with a mega zoom Cannon with manual controls. A good starter camera for anyone wanting to learn aperture, iso, etc (there is a forum member here named ISO.. because he's all into photography). I use a Nikon now. None the less you can still see what I was talking about when using a really fast shutter and film speed. The limitations of the cannon shows both the, almost but not quite, individual drops and the glacier effect in this photo,

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g284/JRT6/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/JRT6/media/163806_1568835856013_1210649_n_zps447cff33.jpg.htm l)Great capture and show good action. I had almost considered a super zoom... but was advised that I would get bored with it. I know for me... as far as gadgetry goes, I like the DSLR. I like the fact that I can slowly upgrade the body as I collect the lens I want.


I've been using Nikons. Easy to connect to the computer - no software needed, just plug it in and shows up as a hard drive.

My current camera is a D5100, which I like because it also has a video mode and a time-lapse mode. I have it set up right now to take a picture of the tortoises every 30 seconds. I still have my old D90, but I need to take it in for cleaning and service. It's taken over 100k pictures. My main lens is 18-135 zoom, and I have a 70-300 and a 40 mm macro. I also have a mount for my telescope, which is the equivalent of a 1250, but it's too bulky to carry around much and focusing is really tough. That's what i used for my eclipse and transit photos. Sometimes I get lucky and a bird sits long enough for me to get it with that.

I also have a Coolpix 8700, which has excellent close-up abilities and a really nice image quality.


I'm in!The 5100 is a great camera. and the I believe the 70-300 is the superior version optically (alternate being the lower quality 75-300). You could consider getting the 1.4 converter for your Nikon. I've seen the lower quality ones run for about $100, and the Sigma running for $250. This would make your 70-300 a 98-420mm. I think the Nikon 1.7 is a bit more expensive (around $400), but would give you a focal range of 119-510mm. You will only lose one stop, so instead of a F3.5-5.6 you will be a F4.0-6.3. These are also small, and would only add about an inch of length at most to your lens (a few ounces as well). My lens is a 5.6 to 6.3 and I shoot at F8 anyways if I am birding.


another set of amazing pics....would be interested to see a non-zoom pic to get a perspective of how far you are.Sure, I can pull down to 150mm and take a shot. I'm on a bit of a hill when I shoot. I'm about 150 ft away.. give or take. I think I am going to borrow a climbing deer stand and stake out for a day.


Trying to help these 3 lil guys hatch, been doing everything I can at work to keep her on the nest while still getting the cars unloaded. Have moved the nest 3 times and so far no issues.Very cool photos. I see tons of robins around here but never any nests.


Nice. I got my wife a macro lens last year because she said they were really good for portraits. Unbelievable would be a better word I think. Probably my favorite lens to use.Macos are great for super closeup of very small details like insects and flowers. A good macro lens is on my wish list.

so-tex
05-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Some great pics here. ACC, those are some great pictures. I'm not into photography, but those pictures you took are an art in itself, high quality equipment or not.

acrawlingchaos
05-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Fallen but not forgotten.


Manchester's Gold Star Mother. The Gold Star Mothers are a non-profit organization that offers emotional support to mothers of lost soldiers.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/GoldStarMother_zps59c68a4e.jpg




Manchester's POW-MIA and World WarII Memorials at Memorial Park.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/POWMIAmemorial_zps5a14a0b9.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/VeteransParkWWII_zps7169bd88.jpg




Half Mast Over City Hall.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/HalfMastoverTownHall_zpsd80d019a.jpg




Casimr Pulaski is the Father of the American Cavalry, not only creating the Nations first Calvary, but also funding it himself. He was responsible for saving George Washington's life at the Battle of Brandywine, and gave his own life during the Capture of Savannah.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/MountedPulaski_zps48b5d304.jpg




Victory Park, to honor all Veterans and for specific tribute to PFC Rene Gagnon, the 6th man Raising the Flag at Iowa Jima.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/VictoryMonument_zps4d639714.jpg




Stark Park is the family home of General John Stark, a founding father with Victories at the Battle of Bennington and the Battle of Bunker Hill. New Hampshire's State motto "Live Free or Die" is attributed to the general. The General, his wife (Molly) and several of his Children are interned at the park (Photos of the headstones will be taken at a later time).

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/MountedStark_zpsbce0bd83.jpg




Boston Commons. Before you are 37000 flags, one for each soldier that has given their life from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the background is the Soldiers and Sailors monuments, memorializing all solider that fell during the American Civil War.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/acrawlingchaos/BostonCommonFlags_zpsd74d02af.jpg

doughnutgut
05-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Great pics jeff.

I have simply had no time to get my head into learning about the nikon we bought before Harry came along.

Will need to spend some time when we go away in a few weeks to brush up on some learning.

o35 photo thread sounds a great idea.