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polarsusd81

Going to Wabasha, any tips on locations?

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Girlfriend and I are going to Wabasha tonight to celebrate V-Day early, and tomorrow we are going to take a trek to the National Eagle Center. Wondering if anyone has any tips on other locations in Wabasha to shoot some photos.

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You will see plenty of birds along the river. north of Winona along the east side was some good viewing ares. When I moved my daughter down there for school it would be nothing to see 50-100 eagles. Good luck and hope to see the shots on Monday when I return to work.

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I've actually had my best luck at Colville Park, on the south end of Red Wing. Read's Landing is another potential area. There are a couple areas along the hwy. to pull over. Even if you don't see anything, it still pays to pull over and just watch for awhile. You just never know when they are going to fly by.

Good luck.

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Buena vista in Alma WI she will love it if the wind is not to bad and not afraid of hights. Its about 5 miles south on the WI side.

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Snapped a couple shots at Reed's Landing on the way back on Friday.

Here is one that I did a 100% crop and adjusted the exposure on.

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Still decent detail considering it was shot at 200mm from a pretty good distance. I need to go back down there armed with a 400 or better to get some better shots. A little bit of blue sky might have helped too.

Here is the original.

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Tom, I know how you feel. The day I made it to redwing, it was greyer than a black and white TV and the birds were a long ways away.

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It's the luck of the draw, whether you'll get any good opps at that place. At least you came back with an eagle photo. And yes, blue sky always helps.

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