Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Real Fisherman - Day 1 Out On The Bay

I spent all day shooting with Brett aka "Threshershark". The morning started off with me fumbling for my camera and quickly snapping some shots of a white weasel. My settings were off and by the time I had a chance to make close up corrections, an older couple crashed our photo session. This little guy was gone in a blink.

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The Eagles were swooping in and the occasional fly by rewarded us with some opportunities to get a few shots up close. Most of the day I had lens envy with Brett's Nikon VR 500m Prime with a 1.7x converter. He had some serious range but I could tell his shoulder was gonna be soar come later afternoon.

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Brett and I watched Eagles fight and pounce on carp. The seagulls had nothing to worry about for the most part.

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These birds are so majestic. They are graceful yet powerful, master fishers in their own right. I was once again captivated by their beauty and grateful to be in good company.

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The afternoon sunlight turned out to be perfect, the birds seemed a little reluctant to make their way near the inlet and my 400m at 5.6 was making it difficult to get decent shots. I am already beating myself up for not getting the prime for our next few days out on the bay together.

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Today ended with a beautiful rainbow, a sunset that was fantastic and some light rain. I can only pray that the next few days will be as good.

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It was great finally shooting with Brett and having him show me the ropes. I am a huge fan of his work which can be viewed at http://www.flytowater.com/ Be sure to check out Brett's work.

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Coming soon....
Day Two!

~JayMorr

1 comment:

Pike fly-fishing articles said...

Having traveled the world in search of birds I can honestly say you wont find a better set of images of eagles anywhere than these here. Stunning work Jay.

 

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