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The Search for Eagles 2012 Edition

Well this past weekend, I once again took a trip to Reelfoot lake accompanied by Chase in search of photos of the the bald eagles that winter at the lake. We didn’t go the route of hiring a guide this year, but instead opted to see what we could find by driving around, as we had decent success with that strategy last year. We made a few changes in preparation such as my borrowing of a family member’s Jeep Rubicon so that we could have the top open for better visibility and the option of shooting easily from inside the car. We both had 500 F4 lenses with 1.4 teleconverters on them, and then I also had a 70-200 on my second body. We spent about 12 hours out shooting on Saturday, and ended up shooting until the sun went down on Sunday even though we both had a couple of hour drive ahead of us. I did have quite a scare on Saturday when somehow my 7D unattached itself from the 500 and fell onto a concrete sidewalk. Luckily the camera landed on the corner of the battery grip and the body was saved. It is cracked in 4 places, and now covered in gaffers tape, but it continued to work for the rest of the weekend.

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http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/reelfoot-lake-2012/

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A Quick Shot

This last Sunday I went out to Radnor to walk around and grab a few shots and had one of those moments that you just don’t plan for. A redtail hawk flew down in front of me, grabbed a squirrel in its talons, and then went up and landed on a tree branch. I couldn’t get very close as when I was walking on the icy road, it was making just enough noise to make the hawk fly down a few trees each time. As I was sitting there watching the one, another larger hawk flew up and landed, and then they both flew away, only after discarding the squirrel on top of the frozen lake.

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Radnor Lake Barred Owls

I went to Radnor lake today to try out my new camera lens, and I was able to get some shots of a pair of barred owls.

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Otter at Radnor Lake


Otter at Radnor Lake
Originally uploaded by dwrd

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Taking out the XS for a spin

This Sunday I headed over to Radnor lake to try out the new camera, specifically the 75 – 300 zoom lens. I lucked into finding 4 deer, a woodpecker, some water fowl, a couple of grey squirrels and some turtles as target practice. Here is what I came up with.

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http://gallery.me.com/deweese#100110

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