Greg Kretschmar

 
Greg Kretschmar

Bald Eagle Photos I Shot Yesterday....

I staked out this eagles nest (with permission from the land owner) and waited for about an hour before this male Bald Eagle showed up. He was carrying things to build this nest up - so he and the female can mate, and have eggs in the nest. They were a good distance away - but here's a few of the shots I got.....

Here he is coming in toward the nest...

Then he approaches the nest...

And thrusted his wings as he came in for the landing...

He sat in the nest for a mere 5 minutes and was gone again.....and the show was over.

The biggest question I get about shooting eagles is - where are they? I don't answer that-  because some of the locations are on private property and I want to respect the land owner. But with their increasing numbers- just look up "Bald Eagles in NH" on Google - and Im sure you'll see where they're being sighted.

The second question I get is - how do you get those shots. The answer is simple: Patience. You have to wait them out - and sometimes- it can be a long time. But it's worth the wait- because once you see them- it will take your breath away. You have to get into the spot you want to shoot from - and wait. Then scan the sky in all directions until you see them coming- and have the camera completely ready  (On, ISO, multiple exposure setting so you can fire several shots a second, and use the Sports setting as your focal mode). Keep the camera read- because sometimes by the time you get the camera up to your eye- the shot is gone. So you have to be patient- but READY.

Anyone can take shots like these - if you put yourself in the right spot at the right time...

Good luck -

Greg

www.kretchy.com

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