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Bald eagle right down the lens barrel, Kachemak Bay, Alaska. This has to be my favorite way to photograph an eagle, on the water and at eye level. This image was made just above the surface of the water and when the conditions are just right the eagles sometimes fly just above your head when they go past. Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500mm @ 200mm, 1/2000 sec, f/8 ISO 640 in Manual mode, handheld.
For a limited time I have 3 openings in a previously sold out photography tour. The tour dates are absolutely prime time for eagle photography in Alaska, Wed March 28th - Sunday April 1st, 2012, 4.5 DAYS. The workshop fee is $2999 and If you sign up now you can enjoy an add-on day for no extra charge. This add-on day of Monday April 2, 2012 is normally $550.
Bald eagle group gathered on the beach for our group, Kachemak Bay, Alaska. This almost seems to good to be true but its not, this is why eagle photography is so amazing in Alaska. Note that this image was made at only 170mm and this was not a set up.
Nikon D700 with Sigma 100-300mm @ 170mm, 1/125 sec, f/16 ISO 800 in Manual mode, handheld.
Why You Should Join us
You will photograph eagles in flight until you are too tired to lift your lens. On Robert's tours, some group members stayed in the motel on the last day because they were too tired to photograph! You will photograph eagles in flight. Eagles perched on lichen-and moss-covered driftwood, in small spruce trees, and on rocky shores and beaches. Eagles diving. Eagles fighting. Eagles fishing. Eagles of all age classes. This will be one of the great photographic experiences of your lifetime. Snow possible. Additional likely subjects: Sea otter, harbor seal, Long-tailed Duck (aka Oldsquaw), both goldeneyes, Common and Red-breasted Merganser.
Your tour leader Robert O’Toole has more than 6 years of professional experience with both Canon and Nikon and seven solid years of experience around Homer.
Fearless Juvenile eagle and Arthur Morris, Kachemak Bay, Alaska. The birds here are habituated to humans and the younger birds almost seem fearless. Long lenses are useful but not always needed, I find the perfect lens for most people is a 70-200mm zoom, with a 1.4X for added reach. Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500mm @ 200mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4 ISO 200 in Manual mode, handheld.
These two adults decided to join our tour group one afternoon to get a closer look at our gear. Seriously this image was not a set up, the birds literally walked into our group without any warning, Kachemak Bay, Alaska.
Nikon D700 with Sigma 150-500mm @ 100mm, 1/1600 sec, f/7.1 ISO 500 in Manual mode, handheld.
What's included: lots of eagles and lots of instruction. Photography will be from land and from a boat. Ground transportation from the motel to the dock. As above we cover all boat fees and boat-related expenses but for the tips. Breakfast at the motel. We may be able to pick you up at the airport to save you the cost of a cab. Note: some folks may wish to rent a vehicle so that they can photograph on their own during free and nap time. This trip will be based in Homer Alaska but our photography locations are outside of the city limits.
What's not included: your round trip airfare from home to Homer. (Driving from Anchorage in winter is recommended only for the adventurous) The cost of your room. Meals other than breakfast.
For more information: http://www.robertotoole.com/workshop/bald-eagles/
If you snooze on this one you will lose. Because the tour date is rapidly approaching you will need to make full payment shortly after signing up to hold your spot. Please call or email Robert to check on availability: Robert at Robert OToole.com or +1.310.619.8017
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