torsdag 13. april 2017

WHITEOUT EAGLES


Adult white-tailed eagle take off
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/2500, ISO 2500

The idea was to shoot White-tailed Eagles (havørn) in a totally white situation ... with no foreground, no background, no vegetation, no horizon .... as "whiteout" like in a studio. I went to Lake Lokka in northern tip of Finland in early April with deep winter still in charge .... and spent 5 days in a hide on the ice of the lake. Eagles are wild and shy birds, ... and not always cooperating, and the right light is of course essential. Hope you like my April eagles. 

Thanks to Eero Kemilä and Markus Varesvuo. 


Ravens are struck with panic as the eagle swipes into the stage
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/2500, IO 2800


With wingspan up to 2,5 m the White-tailed Eagle is an impressive sight !
D5, 600 4.0, 5,6, 1/2500, ISO 2800


D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv. = 850 mm, f/8,0, 1/3200, ISO 1250


The white snow on the ground reflects the natural sunlight to the birds lower side like a FLASH !!
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 720



D5, 600 4,0, F76,3, 1/2500, ISO 640


D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/3200, ISO 1100


D5, 600 4,0, f/8,0, 1/3200, ISO 1250


I`ve seen multiple shots like this over water in Norway, .... but not over snow like this !! 
Eagles with blue rings are Russian birds.
D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv. = 850 mm, f/8,0, 1/3200, ISO 1600  


D5, 600 4,0, f/8,0, 1/3200, ISO 2000


D5, 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv. = 850 mm, f/8,0, f/3200, ISO 1800


D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/2500, ISO 2500


White tailed eagle couple in greeting (mating) display
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/2500, ISO 360 


D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/2000, ISO 1250


D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 2200


D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/2500, ISO 2200


D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/2500, ISO 400


Ravens dancing waltz
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/3200, ISO 2000


Raven dancing river dance
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, /2500, ISO 2500

5 kommentarer:

  1. All are outstanding. Great series.
    My favorites of the number 16th
    Abstract nature..
    Congratulations!

    SvarSlett
  2. Fantastic Tom. Thanks for sharing.

    SvarSlett
  3. Nydelige ørnebilder i snølandskapet, ble utrolig "rene" bilder, der ingenting stjeler oppmerksomheten bort fra motivet! Herlige kampbilder! :-)

    SvarSlett
  4. Hvilke deilig bildeserie. Utrolig stilig å se disse fantastisk majestetiske fuglene fotografert på denne måten. Bilde nr. 7 er min favoritt.

    SvarSlett

  5. Hi.
    Your photographs gave me a break in the middle of the day, a breath of fresh air. Wonderful photos, wonderful blog. Much to learn from you.
    My congratulations and greetings from Uruguay.

    SvarSlett