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CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!

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Went to Zoo Atlanta with the wife and kiddo on Saturday. The kiddo LOVED everything except the aviary's. The birds flying around had him screaming bloody murder. Anyway, here's some shots....

17018292858_32c870820c_b.jpgAfrican Lion 1 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

16583594744_bcc6bf9f00_b.jpgAfrican Lion 2 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

17018486710_dbae300a45_b.jpgAfrican Lion 3 by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

17018468890_94dc9b597c_b.jpgMeerkat by Jason Blalock, on Flickr

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A little bit of fall color at the Old Mill at Berry College. The fall color isn't at its peak yet, but it shouldn't be too much longer.

22481542016_04b2e62538_o.jpgOld Mill Leaf 1 by Jason, on Flickr

Cool shot.

Was hoping to get some fall color shots, but missed it here. Had to work a bunch during the week when peak color hit & then it rained a lot at the end of the week. Finally got a day off, but then it was rainy again. Now, it looks like most of the leaves will have fallen by the time we have a nice day & I'm off work.

Might try to catch peak week somewhere closer to the coast if it's not too late & the weather looks decent.

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Cool shot.

Was hoping to get some fall color shots, but missed it here. Had to work a bunch during the week when peak color hit & then it rained a lot at the end of the week. Finally got a day off, but then it was rainy again. Now, it looks like most of the leaves will have fallen by the time we have a nice day & I'm off work.

Might try to catch peak week somewhere closer to the coast if it's not too late & the weather looks decent.

This one was in the rain. I had to clone stamp out some of the falling drops that were visible. I've gotten to where I love shooting in overcast/rainy conditions.

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Eagle season has started here in north Georgia. With my weekends not so busy, I was able to get out before sun up on Halloween and go chase the Berry College pair. This is the female in one of her pine trees at a nearby lake. I love these overcast conditions for shooting static shots of these birds. The whites don't get blown out and the browns don't look black.

22653272166_0a67ac5a95_b.jpgBerry Female 4 by Jason, on Flickr

22491336060_b427eac6a4_b.jpgBerry Female 3 by Jason, on Flickr

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This one was in the rain. I had to clone stamp out some of the falling drops that were visible. I've gotten to where I love shooting in overcast/rainy conditions.

Overcast is great... provides a natural diffuser. Rain can be cool, too as long as it's not too heavy.

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Braved the mid 30's this weekend and chased some eagles. These are from Saturday. This is the pair from Berry College in their "eating tree." I hate the shadows going across their bodies, but you can only do so much with what nature gives you. This is the female devouring an American Coot as the male watches and is denied a meal.

22421669564_743f8fd1e8_o.jpgBerry Pair 1 by Jason, on Flickr

23044425335_3368550f35_o.jpgBerry Pair 2 by Jason, on Flickr

23018398216_29673e38c1_o.jpgBerry Pair 5 by Jason, on Flickr

23030893412_ebef414821_o.jpgBerry Pair 6 by Jason, on Flickr

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And these were taken back at the nest.

I really like this one for some reason. It's unique in that I don't have anything like it already and dad's wing shape is awesome. Female on the branch and male coming in for a landing.

22626059518_8db38f9a1c_o.jpgBerry Pair 10 by Jason, on Flickr

Male fluffing out while the female ignores him. Note the nictitating membrane over the female's eye.

23055599021_de9bdb5266_o.jpgBerry Pair 11 by Jason, on Flickr

Female and male vocalizing.

23044412215_68d9f9223d_o.jpgBerry Pair 12 by Jason, on Flickr

Male in flight.

22652192319_ab554cd6a1_o.jpgMale 2 by Jason, on Flickr

Male in flight.

22652192739_fd68e00e80_o.jpgMale 3 by Jason, on Flickr

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Scarffed down a quick lunch today so that I could spend most of it at the local eagles nest. I wasn't disappointed. I arrived just in time to get to the viewing area with my camera as the female flew out of the nest with the male in pursuit. They both landed on one of their perches where they proceeded to mate for a good 10-12 seconds in fantastic light! My finger was on the shutter the entire time. Then I was able to walk almost directly underneath the male. I made some noise that he responded to and rattled off 15 or so shots of him sitting on the perch with his head cocked to the horizontally and looking directly down at me. I'm REALLY excited about these shots!!

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And these were taken back at the nest.

I really like this one for some reason. It's unique in that I don't have anything like it already and dad's wing shape is awesome. Female on the branch and male coming in for a landing.

22626059518_8db38f9a1c_o.jpgBerry Pair 10 by Jason, on Flickr

Male fluffing out while the female ignores him. Note the nictitating membrane over the female's eye.

23055599021_de9bdb5266_o.jpgBerry Pair 11 by Jason, on Flickr

Female and male vocalizing.

23044412215_68d9f9223d_o.jpgBerry Pair 12 by Jason, on Flickr

Male in flight.

22652192319_ab554cd6a1_o.jpgMale 2 by Jason, on Flickr

Male in flight.

22652192739_fd68e00e80_o.jpgMale 3 by Jason, on Flickr

wow. You may be the best photographer I've seen in this site. Keep up the good work man

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wow. You may be the best photographer I've seen in this site. Keep up the good work man

Thank you sir! But I have to give credit to some of the other guys posting in here. There are some extremely talented folks with some outstanding glass on here. Kudos to them as well!

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So I fell behind on my editing and just got caught up last night. My apologies for adding more pics to this thread. wink.png

These 5 are from an overcast morning where the female flew through some of the nearby deciduous trees to snap branches for the nest. They are in sequence and over the course of about half a second. Even when she got behind branches and leaves, I was very pleased to see the eye still in focus.

23297698712_c3801e8f5a_k.jpgFemale 5 by Jason, on Flickr

23323616191_10b803f8cb_k.jpgFemale 6 by Jason, on Flickr

23110397250_040e212f74_k.jpgFemale 7 by Jason, on Flickr

22778995493_7a8afc80da_k.jpgFemale 8 by Jason, on Flickr

22778993033_89e15d04f9_k.jpgFemale 9 by Jason, on Flickr

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Scarffed down a quick lunch today so that I could spend most of it at the local eagles nest. I wasn't disappointed. I arrived just in time to get to the viewing area with my camera as the female flew out of the nest with the male in pursuit. They both landed on one of their perches where they proceeded to mate for a good 10-12 seconds in fantastic light! My finger was on the shutter the entire time. Then I was able to walk almost directly underneath the male. I made some noise that he responded to and rattled off 15 or so shots of him sitting on the perch with his head cocked to the horizontally and looking directly down at me. I'm REALLY excited about these shots!!

And here are the shots!! Pretty pleased with how they turned out. The lighting ended up being harsher than what I remembered but I was able to tone down the blown highlights in post processing.

23234207720_ea669b9737_k.jpgBerry Pair Mating 5 by Jason, on Flickr

23234208680_eaf93d451c_k.jpgBerry Pair Mating 3 by Jason, on Flickr

23421463122_3242998ec3_k.jpgBerry Pair Mating 8 by Jason, on Flickr

Pa seems quite proud of himself with that smirk.

23529954145_7e69eda14d_k.jpgBerry Pair Mating 9 by Jason, on Flickr

Good size comparison. Male on the left and female on the right.

23421461932_f9b6ed5b68_k.jpgBerry Pair Mating 10 by Jason, on Flickr

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This shot is of an old warehouse that's been converted to office space. They've kept the exterior in the same condition for years and I've been wanting to shoot it for a while now. Finally pulled into the parking lot a few weeks back and did so. This one is a HDR panorama that consists of 7 vertical/portrait HDR's that are stitched together. Each HDR has 7 exposures ranging from -3 to +3. HDR processed in Photomatix Pro, tweaked slightly in LightRoom, and then all shots were stitched together in Photoshop.

22945072834_b2407ded61_k.jpgFairbanks Co-4 by Jason, on Flickr

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