D800E and Raptors

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Peter in Milton
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Re: D800E and Raptors
In reply to larrywilson, May 3, 2012

larrywilson wrote:

Peter,

They are wild birds in capture, flashing a light in their eyes can cause them stress.

Larry

Larry,

I don't think you are correct. There was an expert bird handler with the birds at all times who impressed me with her knowledge and concern for the birds. The birds were showing absolutely no sign of stress as far as I was able to tell. One of them – not shown – was sleepy most of the time, and another was more concerned with where a larger bird (a natural predator) was, although it was out of sight. I have no special knowledge on the subject, but if I suspected the flash was causing any stress I would not have used it. The eagle here was eating a rat when I took its picture, and it was interested in what was going on, but was not put off its food. I understand your concern, but in this case I believe it is not necessary.
Regards,
Peter.

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