Troy Marcy Photography: Blog http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Troy Marcy Photography (Troy Marcy Photography) Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:18:00 GMT Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:18:00 GMT http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u243857356-o356659216-50.jpg Troy Marcy Photography: Blog http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog 96 120 American Bald Eagle in Flight http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/american-bald-eagle-in-flight American Bald Eagle in FlightAmerican Bald Eagle in FlightA simple flyover of an American Bald Eagle. The sky isn't blue, the bird isn't light in pretty golden light, and the pose isn't fancy. A simple image but I still really like it. Sometimes simple is satisfying.

 

A simple flyover of an American Bald Eagle. The sky isn't blue, the bird isn't light in pretty golden light, and the pose isn't fancy. A simple image but I still really like it. Sometimes simple is satisfying.

 

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Eagle in the Wild http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/eagle-in-the-wild Eagle in the WildEagle in the WildA pretty scene as an eagle flies over the Mississippi River...free as can be!

 

A pretty scene as an eagle flies over the Mississippi River...free as can be!

 

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On Your Mighty Wings http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/on-your-mighty-wings On Your Mighty WingsOn Your Mighty WingsBeautiful, iconic bird soaring in blue skies...can't ask for a better moment than that. I just wish the sun and blue skies stuck around longer the day I was there.

 

Beautiful, iconic bird soaring in blue skies...can't ask for a better moment than that. I just wish the sun and blue skies stuck around longer the day I was there.

 

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Gliding Over a Foggy River http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/gliding-over-a-foggy-river Gliding Over a Foggy RiverGliding Over a Foggy RiverI love this moment caught of a bald eagle gliding over the glassy Mississippi River on a foggy day. The light may be poor, the clarity is lacking, but the moment caught is worth it.

 

I love this moment caught of a bald eagle gliding over the glassy Mississippi River on a foggy day. The light may be poor, the clarity is lacking, but the moment caught is worth it.

 

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Pretty Tail Feathers http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/pretty-tail-feathers Pretty Tail FeathersPretty Tail FeathersHere is a beauty of an eagle and I especially love the tail feathers still showing black tips and not completely white yet.

 

Here is a beauty of an eagle and I especially love the tail feathers still showing black tips and not completely white yet.

 

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Eagle Almost Made me Duck http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/eagle-almost-made-me-duck Eagle Almost Made me DuckEagle Almost Made me DuckWhen looking through the camera viewfinder through a longer lens you track the bird and before you know it they are directly above you. It feels like they are so close that you might have to duck. What a beautiful experience it is to be so close to these eagles.

 

When looking through the camera viewfinder through a longer lens you track the bird and before you know it they are directly above you. It feels like they are so close that you might have to duck. What a beautiful experience it is to be so close to these eagles.

 

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I Think I Caught It http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/i-think-i-caught-it I Think I Caught ItI Think I Caught ItI love when bald eagles take a look to make sure they caught their fish, get a better grip, and sometimes transfer the fish to their beak.

 

I love when bald eagles take a look to make sure they caught their fish, get a better grip, and sometimes transfer the fish to their beak.

 

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Eagle Beauty http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/eagle-beauty Eagle BeautyEagle BeautyWhen an eagle flies by looking this beautiful, I have no choice but to take a photo.

 

When an eagle flies by looking this beautiful, I have no choice but to take a photo.

 

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Back-lit Eagle over Mississippi River Waters http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/back-lit-eagle-over-mississippi-river-waters Back-lit Eagle over Mississippi River WatersBack-lit Eagle over Mississippi River WatersSometimes I have to take what nature and lighting give me. This bald eagle was fishing to my right with the sun back-lighting the bird causing all detail of the bird to be in shadows. While this isn't ideal, it can still make for a nice silhouette. I really like the positioning of the eagle and how close the eagle is to the river waters.

 

Sometimes I have to take what nature and lighting give me. This bald eagle was fishing to my right with the sun back-lighting the bird causing all detail of the bird to be in shadows. While this isn't ideal, it can still make for a nice silhouette. I really like the positioning of the eagle and how close the eagle is to the river waters.

 

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Flare for the Dramatics http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/flare-for-the-dramatics Flare for the DramaticsFlare for the DramaticsCheck out the markings and color of this juvenile bald eagle...so dramatic! I love how the feathers are all flared out. Such a pretty bird!

 

Check out the markings and color of this juvenile bald eagle...so dramatic! I love how the feathers are all flared out. Such a pretty bird!

 

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Portrait of a Fishing Eagle http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/portrait-of-a-fishing-eagle Portrait of a Fishing EaglePortrait of a Fishing EagleA simple black and white portrait of an extraordinary bird. I just love capturing these moments of the bald eagles fishing.

 

A simple black and white portrait of an extraordinary bird. I just love capturing these moments of the bald eagles fishing.

 

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Concealing the Catch http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/concealing-the-catch Concealing the CatchConcealing the CatchThis eagle flew directly over me with a fish. It is funny watching them fly as fast as they can back to a tree to eat before other eagles see they have something. They tuck that fish in under their tail feather and conceal it so they aren't pickpocketed by other eagles. Lets see if they Eagles can steal one away from the Patriots today in Superbowl LII.

 

This eagle flew directly over me with a fish. It is funny watching them fly as fast as they can back to a tree to eat before other eagles see they have something. They tuck that fish in under their tail feather and conceal it so they aren't pickpocketed by other eagles. Lets see if they Eagles can steal one away from the Patriots today in Superbowl LII.

 

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Reflection Through the Mississippi Mist http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/reflection-through-the-mississippi-mist Reflection Through the Mississippi MistReflection Through the Mississippi MistDespite the fog and heavy crop, I feel this turned out to be a nice image of a bald eagle flying low above the icy cold waters of the Mississippi River.

 

Despite the fog and heavy crop, I feel this turned out to be a nice image of a bald eagle flying low above the icy cold waters of the Mississippi River.

 

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Eagle Fishing in Black and White (Dramatic Edit) http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/eagle-fishing-in-black-and-white-dramatic-edit Eagle Fishing in Black and White (Dramatic Edit)Eagle Fishing in Black and White (Dramatic Edit)I love the drama and action of this image but with the overcast skies, I struggled with the original image. As soon as I went with a black and white edit, the image seemed to come alive. It added some much needed contrast to the splash, water drops, and reflection. It is such a powerful scene.

 

I love the drama and action of this image but with the overcast skies, I struggled with the original image. As soon as I went with a black and white edit, the image seemed to come alive. It added some much needed contrast to the splash, water drops, and reflection. It is such a powerful scene.

 

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Giving me a Look http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/2/giving-me-a-look Giving me a LookGiving me a LookI made several images as this eagle flew in front of me but this one moment (a split second) I opened the shutter just as he looked at me. A lot of luck and a little bit of good timing made for a nice image.

 

I made several images as this eagle flew in front of me but this one moment (a split second) I opened the shutter just as he looked at me. A lot of luck and a little bit of good timing made for a nice image.

 

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Smooth Moves http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/1/smooth-moves Smooth MovesSmooth MovesI caught this eagle as he was banking hard right. I love how smooth these birds operate in the air; turning on a dime and going into a dive when they spot their next meal.

 

I caught this eagle as he was banking hard right. I love how smooth these birds operate in the air; turning on a dime and going into a dive when they spot their next meal.

 

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Stunning Eagle Flyby http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/1/stunning-eagle-flyby Stunning Eagle FlybyStunning Eagle FlybyLove when they fly by at eye level! Such a beautiful bird with a mighty presence makes for an amazing sight.

 

Love when they fly by at eye level! Such a beautiful bird with a mighty presence makes for an amazing sight.

 

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Putting on an Air Show http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/1/putting-on-an-air-show Putting on an Air ShowPutting on an Air ShowI thought this was a cool moment of an eagle soaring over the Mississippi River with 3 geese watching the air show. It is another high key, minimalistic image due to the cloud cover and foggy conditions.

 

I thought this was a cool moment of an eagle soaring over the Mississippi River with 3 geese watching the air show. It is another high key, minimalistic image due to the cloud cover and foggy conditions.

 

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Missed his Fish in the Fog http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/1/missed-his-fish-in-the-fog Missed his Fish in the FogMissed his Fish in the FogI shared this image more so for the moment than the clarity of the image. The mist on the Mississippi River reduces the clarity quite a bit but the head-on view just after this eagle comes up empty in a attempt to catch a fish is worth sharing. It looks like he was going for a fairly small fish as he tried with just one talon and came up with nothing.

 

I shared this image more so for the moment than the clarity of the image. The mist on the Mississippi River reduces the clarity quite a bit but the head-on view just after this eagle comes up empty in a attempt to catch a fish is worth sharing. It looks like he was going for a fairly small fish as he tried with just one talon and came up with nothing.

 

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Cruising the Mississippi River Banks http://www.troymarcyphotography.com/blog/2018/1/cruising-the-mississippi-river-banks Cruising the Mississippi River BanksCruising the Mississippi River BanksI love this pose as the eagle turns and gives us a view of the wings and tail feathers completely flared. A beautiful sight to see on the Mississippi River.

 

I love this pose as the eagle turns and gives us a view of the wings and tail feathers completely flared. A beautiful sight to see on the Mississippi River.

 

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