Another Fine Fall Day Outdoors In Western Kentucky

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Today’s Flashback Photo ” Red Breasted Merganser “

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6 Responses to Another Fine Fall Day Outdoors In Western Kentucky

  1. Larry Patterson says:

    Jim, great eagle photos. What camera, lens, f stop, Is0, and speed were you
    shooting?

    • Jim says:

      Larry Patterson,
      Thank You. I use a canon 7dmkII and sigma 150-600mm contemporary. Of course depends on the light. If adult eagle I expose for the head. In good light usually around a stop and a half under. If more that one bird I shoot F9. ISO 500 and shutter speed 1600. Will often raise the ISO to as much as 1000 to increas the shutter speed to 3200 or more if I really want to freeze the action, Such as when an eagle is drinking or bathing the water will be in droplets. If you want the water to be more of a sheet then I slow the shutter speed anywhere between 500 and 1000, of course then lowering the ISO when I do that, still exposing for the eagles head a stop or so under exposed in direct bright light.

  2. The eagles sure do like that driftwood.
    I love the eye on that merganser!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      The eagles like the perches in the shallow water where they can get up and shake off it appears. Got lucky and caught the light just right on the merganser…

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