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Iguanasan
01-30-2011, 08:08 PM
Took a drive out to Sheffield Mills in Nova Scotia to see if I could get lucky shooting some eagles. I really needed to be more patient. I stayed for an hour and a half and all I got was this shot of them really far away in the trees. They were still fun to see. Next time I go I plan to spend the day and get one or two decent shots.

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Hillbillygirl
01-30-2011, 08:58 PM
Thats cool Iggy, four matures in one roost! Sounds like you have a real treasure trove for baldies out there, and yes, patience is definitely a virtue for these sometime elusive creatures. Hope you get back soon to spend some time and share some more pics with us, as I never tire of these majestic beauties.

Mad Aussie
01-30-2011, 11:06 PM
I hardly ever see raptors up close here ... all these eagle shots amaze me ... especially when I see them partying it up in the same tree!!

Iguanasan
01-31-2011, 07:33 AM
Thanks. The trees were full of them. A couple of hundred meters to the right of this tree was another one with 8 or 9 of them in it. I wish my schedule had been such that I could have stuck around. Apparently, within an hour or two after I left the fun began. Here's a couple some people from my local photo club got:

Chicken dinner | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancyandwayne/5403019534/)

Spread Eagle | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crawleyphoto-artistry/5402711631/in/contacts/)

aubintbay
01-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Neat shot! I did'nt realize these guys would congregate like that.

edG
01-31-2011, 12:31 PM
nicely done Iggy and patience will definitely pay dividends in the future.

Iguanasan
01-31-2011, 01:57 PM
I just did the math and this group of eagles were about 362 meters away. Generally, they feed them within about 125 meters of the photographers.

Mad Aussie
01-31-2011, 02:17 PM
They feed them? No wonder you guys get your eagles in close! We'd get shot if we fed ours.

Iguanasan
01-31-2011, 04:15 PM
They feed them? No wonder you guys get your eagles in close! We'd get shot if we fed ours.

Yeah, apparently, the local chicken farms have decided to "donate" their dead chickens to the feeding of them. The farmers show up with buckets of dead chickens and pour them out in the field. 70 to 80 photographers sit around and wait for the eating to begin. Last year I hear there was a feeding frenzy of about 75 eagles.

Bambi
01-31-2011, 06:17 PM
next time it's on Iggy let me know and I'll meet you there.

Hillbillygirl
01-31-2011, 06:25 PM
I just did the math and this group of eagles were about 362 meters away. Generally, they feed them within about 125 meters of the photographers.

Must be nice, all ours are quite wary of people, and they are quite the hunters also. We actually have watched them hunting waterfowl along the rivers here. Saw one get a Canada Goose on the wing a couple weeks ago.

Iguanasan
01-31-2011, 10:24 PM
next time it's on Iggy let me know and I'll meet you there.

You're on! Feel free to go if yourself if I can't make it though as I think we'll be pretty snow bound this weekend and it's all that's left for this year.

Bald Eagles. Eagle Watch 2011 (http://www.eaglens.ca/)

asnow
02-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Iggy, at least you got to see some eagles. I've never seen one is real life, let alone photograph one.

Iguanasan
02-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Iggy, at least you got to see some eagles. I've never seen one is real life, let alone photograph one.

My apologies. I shouldn't have sounded so blah about it. I had just been a bit pumped up to get some awesome shots like others who had more time to dedicate to the endeavour. They were amazing to see and I hope you get the opportunity.