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Photo Experience

      

Kachemak

Eagles 19

     

               

   

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Kachemak, AK

Eagles

 

March 2019

             

 

 To: Folio View

   

 

Homer Split, located in Kachemak Bay, was a

great place to photograph Bald Eagles in

early March. All of the tourists are gone and all

of the local fishing fleet pretty much docked

for the winter.  I can't imagine the chaos

shooting Eagles during the summer.

 

        Photo Notes: 7,500 images over 6 days:

 

  D850 + base + 150-600 G2

  Z7 + 24-120
  P1000 (as specified)

     

         (Auto-ISO at 1/1000 / highlight wtd matrix metering) 

     

  

    Day Before Workshop    

 

   

 

  

Reflection 1

 

 

Wow, what a glacier and

the 2 people

give

 perspective

and show the magnificence

of the

location.

 

 

  

    Day 1    

 

   

 

  

Portrait

 

 

A little

character.

Not your

typical

perfect

looking

eagle. 

 

    

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

Kachemak

 Bay

 

 

Always look

behind you.

Should have

used a higher MP body. The

water got so

glassy.

 

 

 

(P1000)

24 mm equiv.

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 2

 

 

 

No shortage

of these

kind of shots.

That's why

we went to

Alaska. 

 

 

    

 

        

Otter &

Octopus

 

(Yum)

 

 

Very unique

shot.  At first

we didn't know

who was

eating who.

The octopus

was still alive

as he tried to

squirt the

otter. 

Missed that

shot.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

      

Cave

 

Some photogs

have eagles

flying thru

the arch. 

Maybe next

trip.

 

    

 

  

Flying 4

 

 

Getting the

white head in

front of the

dark wing

works.

 

    

 

   

 

  

Glacier

 

 

Just awe inspiring. 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Otters

 

Somehow

these guys

were in a
streak of

golden light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(P1000)

1800 mm equiv.

 

    

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

2 Eagles

 

Hard to

believe 

this was

taken with a

16 MP P&S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(P1000)

625 mm equiv.

 

        

  

    Day 2   

 

   

 

  

Forest

 

 

My first

attempt at an

environmental

shot.

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Portrait

 

Young eagles

are beautiful

but hard

to capture

their beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Otters 2

 

 

 

Hi guys...

Mom & pup. 

Pup seems

to be almost

as big

as mom.

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

2 Flying 1

 

 

 

Eagles really

are iconic.

I got 2 of

this kind

of shot. 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

On Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Icicles

 

 

I was the

only photog

even thinking

of shooting

icicles on the shore line.

It seemed like

a slam dunk. 

 

 

    

 

   

 

 

 

 

    

Harbor Seals

 

 

With the

surrounding

so dark

and gloomy,

these guys

really stood

out. 

 

 

 

(P1000)

1,080 mm equiv.

 

 

 

 

  

  

    Day 3    

 

   

 

  

Mountain

Goat

 

 

 

This is not

generally a

common image

from the water.

He hung

around and

posed for

awhile. 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Weasel

 

 

 

You see

and learn something

new every day.

He's not

much bigger

than the

mussels on

the rocks. 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

In Tree

 

 

These trees

really stood

out from

 shorelines of

mostly

evergreen

 trees.

 

    

 

   

 

  

2 Eagles 2

 

 

Fighting for

position

to catch a fish.

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Seagull

Scrum

 

 

Kind of like

a Natl. Geo.

experience.

 

Some yahoo

drove his

speed boat

through the

scrum and

broke it up.    

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 6

 

Eagle eye.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

  

Scenic

 

 

Sometimes

you just have

to be aware

of your

surroundings

and look

around. 

 

 

 

(P1000)

50 mm equiv.

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Diving

 

 

I really never

did get an

eagle

arching around to dive bomb

for a fish but

I got close. 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Scenic

Eagle

 

 

 

Laying in the back of the

boat with a

wide angle

and shooting

as the birds

flew by. 

 

 

 

  

    Day 4    

 

   

 

  

Shore side

 

Nothing like

a pier to

protect from a

28 foot tide.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Landing

on Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 7

 

Rock cliff

in background.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Not Happy

 

 

This guy was

showing some

emotion.

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Portrait 2

 

 

This is my favorite  image.

   

The detail and

nuance of

the color are

very subtle.

 

    

 

   

 

  

Portrait 3

 

We spent

some serious

effort trying

to photograph

eagles on

the grassy

shorelines

and

sandbars.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

In Grass

 

 

The grass

makes the

image.

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 9

 

 

Unique head

position.  Only one like this

in 7,500

images.

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 10

 

 

Liked the

background

of the cliff.

 

 

 

     

  

    Day 5   (Lots more flying eagles)  

 

   

 

  

Scenic 2

 

 

The leader of

our group

pointed this

out. 

 

Didn't

seem like much of an image

at the time but really glad I

captured it. 

Kind of

minimalistic.

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

On Beach 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Talons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 10

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 13

 

Flying in front

of trees

while raining.

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Flying 14

 

 

I like

environmental

shots and

I think this qualifies

with the

background. 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Gull 1

 

 

 

Too many

eagle shots.

Had to throw

in a gull shot.

Without fish,

these guys become lunch

for the eagles.

Really brave.

 

 

      

  

    Day 0       On beach in front of Land End Hotel       (More images before workshop)  

 

   

 

  

Beach

 

 

Prior to the

start of the

workshop,

did some shooting in

front of my

hotel room.

  

People

laughed

at me on the beach but his

was the only sunset during

the entire trip.

 

 

    

  

    Day 0    Homer Split Ship Bone Yard     

 

   

 

  

Ship

Bone Yard

 

 

 

Really freaky

location.  Kind

of twilight zone.

 

Also some

hippies living

in a couple

of the

grounded

boats.

 

    

 

   

 

  

Ropes &

Floats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Fish Hooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

   

 

  

Marina

 

 

Really beautiful

marina.

   

Mostly

commercial

fishing vessels

and a few

USCG vessels thrown in. 

 

 

03/08/19