View Full Version : Taking my new Canon out for a stroll

Terry D
January 28th, 2013, 07:27 PM
It's been many years since I did any SLR photography, but here are some early shots with my new Canon T3i.

First up is a 'sun pillar' a reflection of the sun --already ten minutes below the horizon-- in the clouds and high altitude ice crystals;


Here's a different exposure;


I also went out Saturday bald eagle watching along the Mississippi;



January 28th, 2013, 09:19 PM
Nice. My daughter's the photographer in the family, but I still appreciate the artistry.

You've got some real sociable eagles in your area. We never see more than two together at a time. And you know what they're together for :wink:

Terry D
January 28th, 2013, 09:37 PM
As the river freezes from north to south the eagles follow the open water. They congregate around the dams because the water stays open and the fishing is easy.

January 28th, 2013, 10:17 PM

This is the first time I have seen a 'sun pillar' and the first time I have seen eagles in a group.

For all the wrong reasons I like the picture of the solitary eagle on the ice flow. (Oh, if only WF had a caption competition!)

Thank you for showing these.

January 28th, 2013, 11:02 PM
What beautiful shots, Terry! I like that solitary eagle, too.

January 29th, 2013, 01:35 AM
All gorgeous shots. So...what say you so far about using a DSLR?


Terry D
January 29th, 2013, 02:00 AM
All gorgeous shots. So...what say you so far about using a DSLR?


I love it! Posting the shots from Photobucket don't do the quality of the images justice, but I still have a long way to go to get smooth with exposure changes on the fly.