Thursday, December 28, 2006



Anonymous Paul said...

What?! No back story?!!! :-) Lovely critter, Micki! One of my favorite critters! :-) I don't think that I've ever seen one on the ground. Was this in your backyard? ;-)

9:49 AM  
Blogger micki said...

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 7000
Film - Kodak Gold ISO 800 (cause it’s all I had with me)
Shutter Speed - wasn’t noted
Aperture Setting - not noted, shot on program mode, probably f-6.7
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

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Yesterday, after viewing Doug’s way cool close up shot that he took in his new DIY softbox that he made, I went over to the site he’d been hangin’ out on and hung there myself for awhile. I just happened to have everything I needed and so I built my own DIY softbox. I took a couple of test shots using the sun as my light source. I hope to play around with that a little more over the next couple of days before we get back to the old routine around here.

Today I came across a couple more shots of the bald eagles from Busch Gardens, so I thought I’d post one. Maybe I’ll be lucky this year and discover the wild ones that winter here on the east side of our peninsula.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Beautiful shot of a beautiful majestic bird.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Christian said...

HI Micky, i hope you'll come across one of them in your country.

I love the birds of prey like this eagle.
There are some eagles in the Pyrenees but they are always too far from my camera. LoL

Have a nice day.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous eddie said...

This guy does not look friendly, a good zoom lens i suspect. well done.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Craig Persel said...

Wow. Excellent shot.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Still said...

What an impressive bird! Critters you said?

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Well done Micki, lovely capture!!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

One of nature's most magnificent creatures. Awesome shot.

12:54 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Hmm i'd really like to hear the story behind this. He looks kinda lost sitting on the forest floor like that.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

Oh wow I thought maybe you were lucky enough to just have bald eagles hanging out in your yard.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Really lovely shot, Micki.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Beautiful eagle. We get quite a few circling over our place sometimes during the summer, but I almost never see them on the ground.

Have fun with the lightbox.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

He looks as though he is posing. We are lucky enough to have lots of eagles where I live.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

Hm, I don't think there's much I can add about this shot that hasn't already been said! but I'll just say that I really like it :) - great work.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Amazing! How did you get so close? Great capture, Micki!

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Amazing catch. We have these around, but it is very rare to see one. Nice.

5:20 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

Lovely shot which captures the confidence of those birds. You may not have recorded the camera settings but the eagle eyes woulda read everything including the serial number!

5:54 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Still loving the increased clarity and detail realized by your new scanner!

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Nice shot. I hope I can someday find one in the wild when I have a camera with me.

10:48 AM  

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