I was reading goose2duck's post about spending the day with diver-down and I was thinking back to how much fun I had with Mark and Steve when we got together...and I thought to myself...self, we should have a huntingpa outdoor photography get together day somewhere. Meet somewhere that would provide some neat photography and talk shop. Now I would have absolutely nothing to add to the picture taking since I am still pointing and clicking so to speak, but I could ID birds and would love to watch all you experts take pictures and such.
Sounds great to me. Conowingo would be a great place too. Eagles are there thick in mid November? Other ideas are middle creek and Bombay hook. For farther away locations we could carpool. What could we do before November.... Maybe a DD waterfall trip. That would be cool. Also a hawk mt raptor and fall color trip could be in October.
October ,November , December . A lot also depends on water flow which cranks up the food chain . Also if we have a lot of high water in september that can be a bad thing as a lot of fish in the Conowingo pool can be pushed out into the bay and thats where Eagles go . Its all about food ! Regardless , there will be Eagles. As to lens and camera body I use the Canon Mark 2n because of its great focusing and Lens is Canon 400 5.6 which is super fast focusing , small ,hand holdable and very sharp. Just my style for action shots although some people prefer longer lens and tripod .Nothing wrong with that but when actions fast and right in your face I dont like a big cumbersome lens and tripod .Again I stress its a matter of preference , Ive gone both ways