The Bald Eagles of North Ridgeville

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Triplenickle, Feb 22, 2009.

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    Here are few I have posted to my website so far I wanted to share:

    http://galloimages.zenfolio.com/p941966937

    Feel free to browse the whole site. Please sign my guestbook and/or comment on individual images.

    Enjoy!

    Mark
     
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    Nice pictures. What camera & lens were you using for those pictures?
     
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    Thanks...

    A Canon 40D with the 100-400mm L lens.

    If you click on an image in the gallery then look to your right, you will see a "photo info" tab. click on it and it gives you some EXIF data.
     
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    Thanks again!
     
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    How did you go about getting those shots? Are they pretty accessible?

    I have considered shooting over in North Idaho on the Coeur d'Alene River...it's a pretty well-known bald eagle breeding area. This would, however, require me to sit in a blind for hours on end in below-freezing temperatures, waiting for that perfect shot. However, getting that shot would be well worth the wait.
     
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    I've seen them many times there before.

    Where I currently live, i have the honor of being able to see bald eagles almost every day. You can see their nest from a road I travel on when I go to school. They are generally searching for food in the morning, and sitting in the tree when I come home.

    Pretty awesome.

    I would try to snap some shots, but currently the only camera I have is my cellphone.
     
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    This nest is 12 yrs old (as I was told by US Fish and Wildlife folks) and has been used repeatedly. It now sits in a tree line next to a new home development. They are pretty accessible when they are out of the nest but you have to respectful and not get too close. These images were shot 200 feet or so away with a 400mm lens and cropped some.
     
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    For those interested, a few more bald eagle pics have been posted here:

    http://galloimages.zenfolio.com/ then click on the Bald Eagles of North Ridgeville gallery.

    Mark
     
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    how did you determine the sex of the eagle in your photos?
     
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    Typically the female bald eagle is larger than the male...and with this pair, thats the case.

    Females are generally larger than males, but there is some overlap between the sexes, making sex determination of eagles in the wild somewhat difficult. Females range from about 9 to 11 pounds at maturity, while males range from about 8 to 10 pounds. Therefore, a larger male and a smaller female will appear to be exactly alike. There are no other phenotypical traits that can be used to determine the sex of bald eagles in the wild.
     

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