I was taking my normal route to work yesterday morning and in the distance I saw what I thought to be some black birds feasting on some fresh roadkill. As I came over the hill there were three eagles on the highway (not black birds.)
I slammed on the brakes and turned into the other lane or I would have surely hit one of them. There was a farm driveway a few feet down the road and I pulled in there to grab a camera. I’m very fortunate to get these shots as the camera was not configured properly for the long lens.
I put the Tamron 150 – 600 mm lens on the Nikon D4, which had the ISO set at 100 in aperture priority and fired away. The fastest shutter speed I got was 1/320 sec at f9. There was no time to make changes. The eagles quickly flew around the area and departed.
I’ve heard of hunters getting “buck fever” when hunting deer and a prize deer comes within range. I think that is what happened to me. I was a little charged with adrenaline from the near miss with the eagles and then rushing trying to capture some images of them I was literally shaking. 🙂
Another doctor appointment today. Seems like I’m spending a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms to see various doctors. Plan B sucks so no complaints.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.