Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Eagles and New Technique

Canon 1D MK IV; Canon 300 f2.8, f4 1/2500 ISO 640

We spent the weekend along the Delaware River with friends Chris White and Lee Cordner from Vermont and Bob and Rosamaria Adamowicz from Massachusetts.  We met an individual that is a very good Eagle Photographer.  I have followed his work on eagle photo sites for quite some time and was glad I could finally meet him in person.  It was a pleasure meeting him and he helped with added techniques for our eagle photography.  I have struggled with exposure on eagles to get a good balance between the dark feathers and the white head.  He suggested the use of our flash units with the better beamer installed.  I had used on small birds for quite a while but had hesitated on eagles due to fear of blowing out the whites.  He taught how to use effectively. 

We had the good fortune of experiencing fishing sequences five times so we could get some good practice in.  All shots were with manual exposure setting.


Canon 1D MK IV; Canon 300 f2.8, f4 1/2500 ISO 640, fill flash +1 ec
Canon 1D MK IV; Canon 300 f2.8, f4 1/2500 ISO 640, fill flash +1 ec
Canon 1D MK IV; Canon 300 f2.8, f4 1/2500 ISO 640, fill flash +1 ec
Canon 1D MK IV; Canon 300 f2.8, f4 1/2500 ISO 640, fill flash +1ec


Until next time

Jim Borden







6 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Incredable.

Steve Ferendo said...

Doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing the tip.

Ritchie said...

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Willard said...

Awesome, Jim!

Kenny Isaksson said...

Very nice pictures you took on the Bald Eagle. One can see that you have been close to maybe 50 feet. Seems like it worked with the flash too. I would love to take pictures of the Bald Eagle at some point. In Sweden we have Golden Eagle and White Tailed Eagle they are also very fine Eagles.
Greeting from Sweden / Kenny

The Geeks said...

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thank you :)