Occasional Images

18 May 2011 240 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Sea Eagle on Loch Na Keal

Sea Eagle on Loch Na Keal

 

It was a grey day in Scotland as we boarded the Lady Jane to try and photograph Sea Eagles on Loch Na Keal, Isle of Mull. There is a heavy swell on the loch so the boat, as a photographry platform, is very unstable. So when the eagle arrives the chance of getting a good sharp image is somewhere less than 5%, but you try, shoot off 40 or 50 shots in burst mode and you may get lucky. These two are the best of the day, not perfect but a record of a grand day out.

 

sea eagle

 

 

And a view of the boat, the Lady Jane.

 

boat

 

Sea Eagle on Loch Na Keal

 

It was a grey day in Scotland as we boarded the Lady Jane to try and photograph Sea Eagles on Loch Na Keal, Isle of Mull. There is a heavy swell on the loch so the boat, as a photographry platform, is very unstable. So when the eagle arrives the chance of getting a good sharp image is somewhere less than 5%, but you try, shoot off 40 or 50 shots in burst mode and you may get lucky. These two are the best of the day, not perfect but a record of a grand day out.

 

sea eagle

 

 

And a view of the boat, the Lady Jane.

 

boat

 

comments (14)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2011, 00:38
Haven had little success shooting off a moving sea vehicle, I would say you have done a fine job Les smile
Les Auld: It is very difficult Savo, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2011, 06:02
Better than good, Les, while on a topsy-turvy boat! Congratulations. And...a fish in the foot is worth two in the sea! grin
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, it was certainly an experience.
love how you included the narrative of how you got the picture because most times people just see pictures and assume 'yeah ive seen an eagle before no big deal' but they dont realise the stress or lengths one might have gone through to get the snapshot of that eagle..

well done.
Les Auld: Sometimes it can be a bit difficult Dera, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2011, 07:10
I'd be proud of this Les if I took it
Les Auld: Thanks Chris smile
I hope he enjoys his fish, a great sight to see. They both look good and so does the Lady Jane smile
Les Auld: He was off to feed the chicks Linda, they had a nest high in the trees. Thanks for the comment.
The middle shot with the fish held in the sharp talons is really something. Wonderful!
Les Auld: and the most difficult to capture Mary, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2011, 10:44
Good photos love the middle most
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage smile
Good shot Les,under what sounded difficult circumstances, and what an impressive bird!
Very good indeed Les, well worth the effort.
Les Auld: And the effort was very enjoyable Brian, thanks for the comment.
I reckon you have done a good job here Les
Les Auld: I tried Bill, thanks for the comment.
Well done Les,these birds are so majestic,i think you have captured them well under the circumstances
Regards Jim
Les Auld: I suppose in these conditions a 2% success rate could be considered good, thanks for the comment Jim.
Still a good capture Les. What a great day out!
Les Auld: One of the best Pamela, thanks for the comment.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 May 2011, 12:09
Difficult shots Les, and as you say, less than perfect, but the Canon IS 100-400 proves its worth here, as it does more so with your air display shots.
Les Auld: It is a great lens John, the only drawback is the weight, thanks for the comment.
great stuff Lessmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 50D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/500s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO1250
focal length 400.0mm
Royal teaRoyal tea
Fingal's CaveFingal's Cave
Black Rock CottageBlack Rock Cotta...

Warning