Paul Swepston  

Neighbors Across the Lake by Paul Swepston

September 2020 - Neighbors Across the Lake

About the Image(s)

Nikon D500
Sigma 150-600 and 1.4 teleconverter
800 mm focal length
ISO 200
1/500 sec f/9.0

Shot from my boat on fairly choppy water. I need to try again now that the Labor Day boat traffic is gone.

5 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton

I love how the EAGLE is key but the entire tree surrounding allows for context of this capture.

That's one tele photo to capture the EAGLE and hopefully it didn't mind you taking it's photo as sometimes they do.   Posted: 09/09/2020 21:11:23

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
You are so lucky to have two eagles within range of your home. Great shot of both, balanced by the tree trunk and branches.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:42:54

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
We can watch them from our house with a spotting scope but they are just a bit too far to get a sharp photo with my camera and lens. So I have to go out in a boat and take a gazillion photos and hope one isn't too blurry. They have a nest a couple of trees over and we were able to watch them raise a young one earlier this year.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:50:32

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Paul, what a great capture, well timed, the symmetry works well with the tree trunk in the middle and the eagles on either side, yes the eagles are a little soft , but in this instance it doesn't really matter   Posted: 09/20/2020 04:28:31

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
Wow, with neighbours like that I'd turn into a nature photographer! :)
Considering the focal length and the fact you were in a boat, you have done well to capture these two like this.   Posted: 09/20/2020 09:54:41


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