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zhands
06-15-2009, 10:52 AM
I got lucky on an evening shot to Almanor after fishing the morning at Eagle with Sockeye and Hooks. I tossed a dead on the bank 3lb Bass out and it was apparently too heavy for the Ospreys and this Eagle to handle. Even the Pelicans couldn't swallow it. I should have cut it in thirds.

I have a 4X zoom Canon A570 IS so I worked with it a bit and this is the best I could do. I usually use a program called ThumbsPlus .

I was so hoping an eagle would come along.

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1971/eaglelake6131409sockyeh.jpg


Z

metalmouth
06-15-2009, 03:31 PM
Nice action shot Z! That is pretty cool. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

YakMotor
06-15-2009, 08:02 PM
zhands - GREAT action capture. *Won't make the Auduban calander, but will save that unique split second memory of bald eagle behavior you were on hand to witness.

I have a LOAD of shots I save just for that kind of value. *This is one of my best. *Some of the five shot bursts of the osprey lifting the trout from the water were in focus. *The series that this was in were not ... DANG! *Oh well, it's still interesting to remember the gull trying to steal the fish. *Which, by the way, it didn't get.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1897/ospreywtroutngull739.jpg

Few days ago from the corner of my eye I caught splashing in the middle of the lake. *I thought some crazy kids must be swimming out there, but when I put the scope on it I saw an osprey struggle to bring up a HUGE trout for it's size. *At first it had a two fist grip on it and carried it like a torpedo plane. *The trout struggled and broke free of one claw and I saw through the scope as they came directly toward me the trout flopping around. *Barely above the water the bird struggled along and wouldn't let go. *Flew out of sight through brush below my neighbor's. *Grabbed my camera and went down there hoping to find it munching on the fish along the shore line. *No luck. *I dunno if the osprey made it to shore with the fish or not. *A lot of brush still blocked my view.

This 2 pound Ama-bow I caught a few years ago survived a bout with bird claws. *As bad as the wounds were the fish was one of the best battles of my day.
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7946/eaglewoundcombo6409nl.jpg

Darin
06-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Those are great bird/fish pics. That's what ya call the right place at the right moment ;) Thats a great story Yak and a nice bow. The holes in the side give him character ;)

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hoghunter3
06-16-2009, 05:01 AM
Great shot Zhands....Those are the ones you hope for

Here's one from HellHole on Saturday

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj269/1nettell/IMG_5375_edited-1.jpg

This one came out better than I thought. Was still a ways off but I was playing with a new lense that surprised me with the clarity

ITUKAWAL
06-16-2009, 06:26 AM
Great photo catch Dick. Couldn't have timed it better ;) ;)

ITIT

Darin
06-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Great shot Zhands....Those are the ones you hope for

Here's one from HellHole on Saturday

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj269/1nettell/IMG_5375_edited-1.jpg

This one came out better than I thought. Was still a ways off but I was playing with a new lense that surprised me with the clarity


That is an awesome shot.!!.. I was actually driving around today to different locations to try and get a shot like that. From what I hijacked ;D ok see from my editor your shot was taken at 300mm. Are you using the EF 70 or EF 28 or something else? I was looking at the EF 70 today and almost bought it but wanted to check around first. Thanks hh. And well done bro!!

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