I was asked to join a friend to photograph the eagles that meet along the Susquehanna river this time each year. Why not, something I have never done before and always in for trying to capture something new. Having never photographed birds in flight, I thought I would approach like a football game. Fast shutter speed and not really knowing the next play.
Must have been 100+ other photogs with the same idea. I was definitely not prepared and not the right gear. Some of the other photographers were serious about their nature photography and it showed with their gear. My monopod set-up worked OK, and had to make the best with what I have (I guess the best set-up is a Gimbal mount for the long lens).
For the most part the eagles were not active this day but I was able to get a few. Looking forward to going again next year.