Workshop with Brutus Östling Day 2
Day 2 it was time to enter the eagle hiding. Two foxes were used to attract the eagles, since foxes (primarily cubs) are a common pray for Golden Eagles. Only one Eagle came and relatively early (around 09:30). Luckily the light was a little better this day, and I ended up with ISO 800 at f/2.8 to get 1/400 s shutter speed. A bit low shutter speed but the eagle was relatively still. I must say that the Golden Eagle is a magnificent bird, with massive claws and a powerful beak, that easily tears at fox apart. The Eagle stayed for about 8 minutes and we got some really nice photos. Check out the bird gallery.
Eurasian Jays eagerly collected every bit of meat they could find, in order to fill up their stores for winter.
After a long day at the hide, we were blessed with wonderful northern lights in the evening. No time for sleep =). When shooting Northern Lights or anything else at night, it’s important to have a sturdy tripod. Shutter times are often several seconds and the smallest movement will show. Also remember to keep shutter times below 25 s in order to avoid star trails, if that’s what you want.
Bedtime 01:30. Rise and shine at 05:20.
Day 3 coming soon.