OMG I can't even believe it!

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  1. Mustlovedragons

    Mustlovedragons TPF Noob!

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    I know this is crappy and I am SOOOOOO freakin' mad at myself for not taking more time to really nail this opportunity. I was afraid the moment was fleeting so other than the quickest, most general adjustments on this cloudy-sunny-cloudy-sunny day, I just shot away and hoped for the best (ultimate sin), getting as close as I could...which, at the end, was about 10' from him.

    Our roommate came in the house yelling to get cameras. We all took off running bc this was the scene about 6 blocks from our house. The traffic was starting to stop and people were lining up so he was getting jittery. Im the only one who tried to get close, though. I didn't even change lenses. All I had on my cam was the Canon 100mm, lol. At one point I got so close I had to back up to keep him all in the frame. Not something that usually happens in SOUTH FLORIDA!

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    I know exactly how you feel. I do not get to see bald eagles too much where I live. Last fall, I was walking taking photos of the river and spooked an eagle out of a tree above me. I was not able to capture anthing worth keeping, my settings were way off.

    Still a nice photo with all being said and done.

    Do you know why the eagle was there?
     
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    He was feeding on an opossum that had been freshly killed. He kept trying to fly off with it but was too laden to get off the ground more than a foot or so. I have some gory pix but figured they were best not shared, lol. He finally did get spooked enough to fly off.
     
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    I want to see the gory in all his natural glory pics. These are one of those moments you work with what you got. Nice.
     
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    Very nice capture, maybe a bit of PP and it would be a wonderful shot. If you need someone to PP it for you send me a PM.
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    Cool shot, good story. The opossum community commends you for the respect you give it with the correct spelling of its species.
     
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    Way to be prepared!! And Great shot!
     
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    Ditto...love those Eagles!
     
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    LOL...you mean it was a good thing I didn't say "a possum"?? ;)
     
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    They are amazing and majestic creatures! Congrats!
     

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