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White Tailed Eagle

By Nick_w      
For some time I've been wanting to do some straight photography, and have penciled in some projects to supplement my more creative work.

I've just returned from a trip to Poland, hoping to capture White Tailed Eagles in deep snow - unfortunately rather than thermals, a knotted hanky and a deckchair were more in order. Usually this time of year there is heavy snow, from 2 months accumulations and serious sub-zero temperatures.

My total respect goes out to those that spend hours in hides, its really tests the patience - and having spent 40 hours last week with limited success I know now how difficult it is.

I bought the new Tamron 150-600 for the trip, I'm in the process of writing a review on it which I will post on my website over the next couple of days. But on the whole I very impressed - a few niggles, nothing I didn't expect. It held up admirably against those using primes that cost 6x more - OK a wider aperture, particularly at the long end would have helped.

Anyway I decided to get a little different perspective - I will be back, another year.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Sea eagle White tailed eagle Wildlife and nature

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Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
18 Jan 2015 6:27PM
A terrific image of this magnificent bird
Richsr 13 91 223 England
18 Jan 2015 6:30PM
Shame you did get the snow you wanted Nick.
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
18 Jan 2015 6:41PM
Its not a problem Richard, there always next year. Besides, I probably learned more as I had to be more creative, and think about different angles which hopefully will all help in the future.
Rev2 10 302 2 England
18 Jan 2015 7:08PM
Great pose and perfectly sharp. Looks like you've done the lens proud.
18 Jan 2015 7:23PM
Well captured. Great image. Lovely low PoV.
Natureale 6 76 Slovenia
18 Jan 2015 8:09PM
This Tamron's tele is quite a lens. Nice rendition! Grin
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Jan 2015 9:06PM
The lens did well for you here, super bird shot!
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2015 9:47PM
Top shot.
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
18 Jan 2015 10:51PM
Knee deep in grass Nick !! Still impressive this majestic Eagle !!

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