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Reporter Jeff Mayor and I headed up to Concrete a few weeks ago to check out the bald eagles on the Skagit River and see what else we could find.

See the story Here.
The video:

With the help of a local guide Wayne Ackerlund we found several bald eagles enjoying the mid-day sun. It was a very cold day on the boat, but the sun was out and the birds didn’t mind. There were even some fisherman trying their luck.

This is the Tech stuff:
I was shooting a Nikon D-3 with a Nikkor 300 2.8 and 1.4x tele-convereter.
The camera was set at 400 ISO with the aperture set at f/4.0 and shutter speed at 1/4000.

I was shooting from a moving boat and wanted to make sure the images were as sharp as I could get them. I also wanted the shallow depth of field the aperture gave me to separate the bird from the background.

Here are some of the other images in the sequence. You may notice the image that ran in the paper had a crop on it. That moving boat made it harder than it may sound to keep the bird in the center of the frame. I tried to use the sequence in the video, but The last three images were too tight for me to successfully organize them for a clip.



Written by barrentine

February 6, 2009 at 5:51 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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