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Today’s contributor is Tom Collins, who sent some photos of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Tom’s captions are indented, and he also provided info about the photographic exposures. Click photos to enlarge them.
The first five images were taken on December 26 and 28, 2020 below the dam at Saylorville Lake—a reservoir of the Des Moines River located just north of Des Moines. I picked up photography when I retired in 2016, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. My camera is a Sony a7iii with a Sony 200-600mm G OSS lens and a 1.4 tele.ISO 800 669mm f/10 1/2000s:
ISO 1600 840mm f/9 1/2000s:
ISO 500 575mm f/10 1/2000s:
ISO 640 596mm f/10 1/2000s:
Just one of the trees lining the Des Moines River at Saylorville where eagles hang out. That’s a juvie in the lower right. ISO 1000 840mm f/9 1/2000s:
This photo was taken October 18, 2020 down the hill from my house along the Des Moines River with too slow of a shutter speed (1/1000s), ISO 500, 840mm, f/9. I think this is a male about to take off with a female to his right. The female seemed to have a deeper beak than the male although you can’t tell it in this photo, and appeared larger in size.