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Eagle With Dinner

Eagle With Dinner
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Marshy Point Nature Center [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 2:57
Viewed: 1665
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I realize that this is not a ďgreatĒ shot, but decided to post it because it is a photo of something that is very uncommon where I live. This is the closest that Iíve been to a mature Bald Eagle in the wild. I decided against a close crop because the bird is not as sharp at 100% magnification as I would like. Because of the spontaneous nature of the sighting, I could not pan as well as I would have liked either, but still managed to get off a burst of shots.

This was also taken at the Marshy Point Nature Center, near the center of the bridge I posted a few days ago. This place is a real gem for nature lovers and has not disappointed me on any of my visits. Each time Iíve been there Iíve spotted at least one eagle, and on this particular visit I experienced four sightings, one being of an immature Bald Eagle. Usually they are too far away for my 300 mm zoom to capture in any sufficient manner.

If you look closely, youíll see that the eagle is carrying its dinner home.

PP: Shot in RAW, curves, crop, dodge/burn, USM

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another well timed capture these are not easy shots to get right with the distance and the speed of the flight so well done
tfs regards bryan

Hello Werner,

Very good shot of an eagle. Excellent POV and timing. Nice colors and good light.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Werner,
Wonderful shot of this white head eagle and its dinner is clearly seen which seems a good big fish,lovely shallow depth in BG,nice fly in action shot with beautiful details and a good capture as the eagle is approaching to his nest and my ba calling for his children that papa is coming home :))good height with nice details,well captured and beautifully presented my friend.
Best Wishes

Hello dear Werner!

A beautiful example of spot focusing. You have very well focused the eagle where as the surroundings are blurred. It is so different shot from others. Yes I can see the eagle that has caught a prey. Nice moment captured indeed.

TFS, indeed a beautiful shot!

Best Regards,

Hi, werner. I agree with Bryan these shots are challenging to capture but rewarding. An eagle in flight against a clear blue sky looks good in my opinion. The focus is on the bird and I do like the composition. I am a eagle lover

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-07 5:41]

Great capture Werner! The timing was perfect and you've got a great focus for a subject that far away! Very well done! I've never even seen a Blad Eagle in the wild, thanks!


Hola Werner
Una magnifica imagen de este bello ejemplar de aguila calva ,buena composicion que transmite sensacion de libertad , se nota el ambiente de plena naturaleza , gracias por compartirlo

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-04-08 6:03]

Hi Werner,
This great shot. Fantastic colors and details.
You've chosen this POV very well, congratulations.
Nice color contrast.
Have a great day,

Dear Werner,

I truly admire you're spirit in chasing the Eagle for that shot- I agree about the limitation of the lens but you don't seem to make it apparent in your shots- this is amazing to see the BE in its natural environment. The framing technique you have used here to give the whole image size, scale and relative distance is truly amazing and I love this POV. This is a well composed and cleverly executed/interpreted shot and I congratulate you for that.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-10 6:56]


tu es vraiment un as de captage d'oiseu, fantastique cet aigle pÍcheur, on voit bien sa tÍte blanche avec son bec jaune, fantastique.

bravo et amitiť

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