Best Shot of the Night

This is shear flukeyness that I was able to get this shot! I’d like to say that I was such a great photographer,but it’s only due to the fact of being at the right place,at the right time!
Thats what it’s all about really. Just getting out there and always rolling those photographic dice! Sooner or later,I’m bound to get something unusual! If I just keep doing it again and again! I don’t mind. As a matter of fact,I love getting out and do not consider it work or tiring in the slightest! It’s always a beautiful adventure ! I live for that and for moments like this! I figure that sooner or later I will get more and more shots like this if I just keep getting out.
Thats what it’s all about!

Classic Pose Sequence

20100828-20100828-IMG_752120100828-20100828-IMG_752220100828-20100828-IMG_7523It’s right about at this time that I’m trying to hang on for dear life! Once I get the focus,I have to track him perfectly. It’s very hard to do! Trying to duplicate it’s movement accurately is alot harder than you think!
You know generally what they are going to do,but each strike is different! I try to get close and hang on. If I were to zoom back and track him,that would be very easy. It’s when you try to track the eagle up close and personal. Go try it yourself.
Go down to the shore or lake where there are some birds . Zoom in on your camera to get it as close as you can. Than when you see one flying,try to track it.
I do the same thing from a moving boat. You get use to it,but it takes many mistakes to understand what exactly is going on here!
I also track with both eyes open. That way I can see whats going on around me and keep a eye on my subject.

Juliette Coming In

She gave me her profile as she was coming in. The wind had died down and she came in on a good angle. If the wind is blowing,she would be heading into it for the strike. When the wind is blowing,I can tell what angle they may come in at! However,tonight was a toss up. When theres no wind….all bets are off.