Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 41

Thread: I thought I was dinner...

  1. #1
    BCrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Salmo, BC Canada
    Posts
    306
    Real Name
    Monte Comeau

    I thought I was dinner...

    Eagle was coming directly at me, it hit the water about 25 feet in front of the kayak...thought he was looking at me for dinner

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

    I thought I was dinner...

  2. #2
    New Member Milhouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    2
    Real Name
    Jennifer

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Wow!!!! What an absolutely stunning set of images - the last one especially
    Cheers
    Jennifer

  3. #3
    FlyingSquirrel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Washington, USA
    Posts
    1,126
    Real Name
    Matthew

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Spectacular photos as usual. On my new kindle fire HD tablet they look like the eagle is about to pop off the screen. Awesome!

  4. #4
    Trina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sam's Vally, Oregon
    Posts
    200

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    WOW!!! what and amazing and beautiful series of photos!

  5. #5
    gregj1763's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Launceston Tasmania
    Posts
    1,851
    Real Name
    Greg

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Sensational series of images Monte. I love the 8th one when it grabs the fish, almost looks like an evil smile on it's face.
    Well done

  6. #6
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    20,025
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    These are, as others have said, outstanding images. Plain and simple - outstanding. Eminently publishable. I'm sure one or other of the specialist bird magazines would snap them up. Equally, they are of wall-hanging quality.

    Well done.
    Last edited by Donald; 5th July 2013 at 06:26 AM.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    North West of England
    Posts
    6,696
    Real Name
    John

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    All of the superlatives have been used already. This is one of the best series I think that I have ever seen - right in every way. Truly National Geographic standard.

  8. #8
    Digital's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Carrollton, Georgia (USA)
    Posts
    2,164
    Real Name
    Bruce

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    These are an extremely fantastic series of photos. Great job.

    Bruce

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC
    Posts
    19,064

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    I don't usually enjoy viewing photos of birds but this entire series is an exception. Not only is each and every image in the series exceptional, but it's also educational for someone like me who doesn't realize how the bird changes its wings and feet as it approaches the water.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Northernmost PA
    Posts
    254
    Real Name
    Susan

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Monte, I am struck by these images as everyone else is and Mike expressed my thinking exactly. Very, very special!

    Could you explain a bit about how you accomplished this? Did you set your camera in a continuous shooting mode and then choose the shots that you thought were the best? Did you use automatic or manual settings? Also, I wasn't able to see any EXIF data, which I like to look at to learn about image making...

    Thanks for posting these.

  11. #11
    Loose Canon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Posts
    2,455
    Real Name
    Terry

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Jeez 'O Pete Monte! Outstanding!

    What an opportunity. And you were ready to open the door when opportunity knocked!

    Well done!

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,342
    Real Name
    Steve

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Beautiful set of images, momte. Now that you know the secret, you can do it all the time. Sit in the yak and throw chum out to attract the fish ,and the eagles will fly in for a photo shoot.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    A Pacific Island
    Posts
    925
    Real Name
    Andrew

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Wow, the best eagle series I've seen. I would have had a bit of buck fever with that going on Monte. Very well done.

  14. #14
    Stinky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    422
    Real Name
    Steve

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Unbelievable!! Excellent images. Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Great job once again.

  15. #15
    terrib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Colorado & Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,022
    Real Name
    Terri

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Geez, Monte, I can feel the adrenaline pumping just thinking about being there with the camera! Well done! They are all fantastic. I really love #7 because of the intense look on his face just before the strike and #10 because the background doesn't get in the way but gives a sense of where you are. The colors are fantastic.

  16. #16
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,326
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    +1

    (what more can I add?)

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Abbotsford, BC Canada
    Posts
    2,113

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Pics of eagles just don't come better than these. Absolutely awesome!!!

  18. #18
    davidedric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Cheshire, England
    Posts
    3,100
    Real Name
    Dave

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    In my home dialect

    "Them's reet gradely pictures, lad"

    and that's the top compliment I can offer.

    Dave

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario (mostly)
    Posts
    6,625
    Real Name
    Bobo

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope one of the mods would pick one and pin it to the top slideshow.

  20. #20
    BCrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Salmo, BC Canada
    Posts
    306
    Real Name
    Monte Comeau

    Re: I thought I was dinner...

    Thanks everyone.
    The right place the right time is all I can say about the experience.

    The D4 and 200-400mm F/4 did the rest.

    Susan: Very simple settings really. I use the Nikon D4 at 10 frames per second. This helps a great deal. I think I had 40 or 50 images to choose from and all were keepers, very pleased with that! Considering this probably all happened in 5 or 6 seconds the D4 really helps in that regard. I have the camera set on AF-C, Back button focus method and a single focus point. Who needs the other 52 anyway

    Camera set to aperture priority and f/7.1 for this set. I had the lens at 340mm. I use auto-iso (blush) and set a minimum shutter speed to 1/1600. The only thing that changes in the series is the ISO and that ranged from 640 to 1400 in the last images with the green background. This is my bird set up that I pretty much stick with. I choose the aperture I want and let the camera do the rest.

    These were taken from a small kayak. I creep around the small lakes in the area and wait for opportunities like this. Take thousands of pictures a month and probably have 100 keepers. Most of all I have fun and can share my images with you fine folks who appreciate them

    Any other questions just ask, always happy to share info

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •