Post Card from Iowa’s East Coast

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Hello from the East Coast of Iowa! That’s right, East coast. As in Mississippi River! I spent the weekend shooting Bald Eagles near Le Claire, IA. In winter, this area is one of the best places to photograph Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. At several locks and dams along the northern portions of the river, small areas of water remain open even when most of the river is frozen. In January and February, Bald Eagles gather to feed on stunned fish below the dam. Lock and Dam 14, near Le Claire, provides outstanding access for wildlife photographers.

I only had Saturday and Sunday to shoot – I wish I had more time. Saturday was overcast with intermittent snow and heavy wind. Sunday was sunny and cold. Here are some of the better shots from the weekend . . .

No. 1 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L @ 1/1000s, f/4.0 ISO1600

scenic aperture photography workshops – No. 2 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L @ 1/1250s, f/4.0 ISO800

scenic aperture photography workshops – No 3 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L @ 1/2000, f/4.0 ISO800

scenic aperture photography workshops – No 4 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L & 1.4TC = 840mm @ 1/5000, f/5.6 ISO800

No 5 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L @ 1/1600, f/5.6 ISO400


No 6 – Canon 1D Mark IV w/ Canon EF600mm f/4.0L @ 1/1600, f/5.6 ISO400

No. 7 – New BFFs shot with iPhone 5s. Not sure why that guy on the right has a tower sticking out of his head . . .

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Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar is a nature photographer who loves to help others make beautiful photographs. His photography interests are varied and range from landscapes to wildlife. He shoots landscapes, wildlife, and nature for the purpose of capturing a moment in time that when revisited, portrays the natural beauty of the places visited and the creatures that live there. His goal is to not merely provide a visual and technical documentation of the scene in front of the lens. Rather, it is to render the scene in an artistic and creative way that not only provides context to the image, but also captures the feeling and essence of the moment.

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar

Frank Comisar is a nature photographer who loves to help others make beautiful photographs. His photography interests are varied and range from landscapes to wildlife. He shoots landscapes, wildlife, and nature for the purpose of capturing a moment in time that when revisited, portrays the natural beauty of the places visited and the creatures that live there. His goal is to not merely provide a visual and technical documentation of the scene in front of the lens. Rather, it is to render the scene in an artistic and creative way that not only provides context to the image, but also captures the feeling and essence of the moment.

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