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    aerial acrobats

    i was sitting at the locks waiting for some eagles and along came 2 immature eagles and a red-tailed hawk. the red-tailed hawk was swooping at the eagles. i came up with this shot, sorry for the bad quality but the shot was pretty far off. i was using a conon 20D with a 100-400L lens



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    oh and if your woundering why the eagle is upside down, the hawk swooped at the eagle and it turned around real quick trying to defend itself from the hawk.

  3. You're apologizing for the quality of your great shot of an eagle chasing a hawk? I'd like an opportunity to take a poor quality shot of an eagle. Where do you find them? They're still pretty rare in my neck of the woods.

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    iv been seeing alot of eagle along the hudson river, from stillwater to mechanicville. iv seen 3 mature eagles and 2 immature. best spot i found is lock 2 on waterford road.

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    eagles? you got eagles?? we have sparrows and pidgeons here...lol I do have Osprey in the parking lot at work but I think they have left the nest, its been pretty quiet lately!
    good shot!
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  6. That lock is minutes away from where my 88 year old shut-in mom lives. I guess I've now got another reason to visit her more often. I just made the leap into the digital SLR world by purchasing the new Canon XTi with the 17-85 IS lens. That lens won't do the trick for zooming in on eagles in flight, but my old Tamron 300mm F2.8 SP lens might. I found a company called Fotodiox that makes a Nikon AI - EOS converter that allows me to use the lens on my new camera. It will be manual focus and exposure but it'll do until I can afford a nice lens like my good friend AgandAu (not her real name) just got from her hubby.

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    That shot is too funny! Nice catch!!!!
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    Nice job on the shot. proving once again not only is being in the right place at the right time important. timing is even more so. WELL DONE.
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    That is so true...I would still be trying to make sure it was in focus, or waiting for the bird to turn this way or that...meanwhile it would fly away and I would get nothing....has happened so many times...the curse of searching through the viewfinder for the perfect shot!!!!
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