The Golden Eagle of Kalvträsk
I am back at the house after the last day of my Golden Eagle expedition. My body is sore, but it has truly has been worth it.
We had a change in weather today with milder weather, above zero degrees, with wind and no snow. This could make for some nice photos if the Golden Eagle came flying onto the site like yesterday.
The morning started with a bang as the male Golden Eagle came in for an early breakfast. Conny had told me that this might be the case due to both wind and temperature.
I took this photo during the morning and I really had to work the camera to get a decent result. The light was poor as the sun was shining just above the horizon, but it was “easy” to get this kind of photo due to the Golden Eagles pausing listen and looking for something from time to time.
It stayed for just 15-20 minutes before it took off leave the smaller birds for themselves. This left the place empty and that isn’t optimal in any way. The time past by slowly until the Jays started to fight among themselves. The Jays are more like clowns and it was one individual that got bullied all the time. It was a little rounder in body shape and that might indicate that it is a young one from this years hatch.
At around 15:30 the male appeared again and I put on my 2.0x extender to get close ups.
Shortly after the male arrived so did the female, but she is nervous and didn´t come down to eat. Instead she sat up in a tree begging for food until she got the courage to come down. Unfortunately she got spooked, probably from camera movement, and both birds took off.
It has been a really successful “workshop”. I have tested the camera, Nikon D800, further to see how good it actually is in low light situations. I feel a need to get a good grip of how I can produce high ISO pictures with low noise. I think I have the basics, but I surely need to test more.
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