Friday, November 7, 2008

Lamar Valley Eagle...

Yes, another photograph from my trip west this year. But that's okay because I think most of you that look at the site are more interested in wildlife than any other photograph, and to tell the truth I am more interested in photographing and watching wildlife than doing anything else.

This eagle was shot in the Lamar Valley off the Slough Creek road. It was another one of those mornings when we were not seeing anything and getting the same old "you should have been here five minutes ago" story. At the time this photos was taken many people were set up on the hill sides with there spotting scopes watching the wolves off in the distance. I really need a bigger and faster lens.

11 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

The eagle looks so serene. Aware but, not willing to leave its perch. Your sky watch below is stunning.

I know what you mean about needing a bigger and faster lens. I'm still paying on my camera (Cannon) and can't afford another lens yet. Hope you can get your lens soon. Have a nice day.

Coca Cutie said...

This is just amazing!!
We all need bigger and faster lens :) lololol

Mojo said...

So who doesn't need bigger faster glass? The best I can manage is my 200mm f/2.8, which kicks booty for a hockey game, but isn't going to reach far enough for wildlife shots. Unfortunately the price jump going from 200mm to 300mm is... well, let's say it's "prohibitive".

I do have a few shots of Keith Aucoin in a pre-season game from last year (against the Caps no less!) taken with the aforementioned 200-2.8. thos eand others you can find at http://picasaweb.google.com/mojo1160/200708CanesVCapitals20070916PreSeason#

Aucoin is wearing #37.

Salty said...

Nice long distance shot. We can always find situation to justify a bigger lens but for many of us teh family budget simple doesn't support it. I'm still waiting for a shot 1/2 as good as this!

Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it down south until Jan. Willard &I are heading down in the morning. Their calling for showers in the morning so I'm hoping for some good overcast skies to cut down on the contrast in the woods.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice eagle image Brad. As many times as I have been to Lamar have never seen an eagle on that side of the park.

Like you sunrise shot as well. Reference your question. I never use "save for the web". With a color calibrated monitor and working my RAW images in .tiff, I reduce the size in bicubic shaper for my blog images to small .jpegs at 100 resolution. I'm certainly not an expert but my images do look the same.

Blue Skies.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shot, Bradley. These eagles always have this angry look in their eyes. I enjoy your photos.

Anonymous said...

Brad, you need to call me the next time that you are in town. I have someting for you to look at!

WMIT

kjpweb said...

Great capture! Pleasure to see!
Cheers, Klaus

Gretchen said...

Great shot! We have a few nesting pairs of eagles living here in my area. They are really something to experience.

Faye Pekas said...

He is gorgeous! Good shot of a hard-to-capture creature.

Leedra said...

Wolves or eagle? Think the eagle would have won out for me.