Eagles for Ivan & Ulla Kruys
- hansh (2762)
- [2010-01-02 3:32]
This is a great capture of the African Fish-eagle.
Sharpnes, POV and colors are great.
You have managed your photo in a carefully way and gives me the effect that it is a very nice photo to look at.
And with a very nice dedication to Ivan and Ulla, they deserve it.
Thank you for sharing it.
- robmurray (14)
- [2010-01-02 3:35]
Great shot loot,
I share you frustration of having your subject taunting you from out of lens range, with the vultures here in Oman.
Well done on capturing this majestic pair. fantastic shot, interesting read. Many thanks.
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-02 3:39]
above all a warm HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!
Health, happiness and only happiness.
At the beginning of the year we have an exceptional picture, congratulations.
What beautiful dedication! I dare say that I like very much eagles. It is impressive to see what might have adjusting to their environment.
From now on we have available a whole year to be able to admire your beautiful photos.
The best thoughts and wishes,
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2010-01-02 3:40]
A well deserved dedication to Ivan and Ulla.
Lovely shot of this pair of eagles - lovely pose and good detail.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-02 3:48]
Thanks for this generous tribute to us Loot!
To capture two African Fish-eagles together in such a high quality shot is a fine achievement and I feel honoured that this is dedicated to us.
Both technical and esthetic aspects are top grade and even if I wanted to find fault with it I couln't. It would have become a favourite without the tribute!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-02 3:51]
One of my absolute favorite birds of Africa. Excellent photo in great sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Perfect composition.
A well deserved dedication to Ivan and Ulla.
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-01-02 3:55]
A beautiful scene with beautiful birds...thanks for sharing
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2010-01-02 3:58]
A wonderful photo and a great dedication. So you might say you can call these eagles Ivan and Ulla.
Their expressions suite the darker sky perfectly and sets the mood for this photo perfectly. I am pleasantly surprised to see that your little camera produced such a good and sharp image. It shows that the most important tool of a photographer are his eyes.
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-02 4:06]
It is a great honour to have this fantastic dedication showing two beautiful Fish-eagles resting together up the top of the tree! I really appreciate this as here we can't even find a common Buzzard and no birds at the food table to rest our eyes on!! No doubt they've all gone south!
These birds of prey look so elegant in profile and their plumage is most impressive. A perfect pale blue background too. Excellent work!
Many thanks and kind regards, Ulla
- Hussain58 (4745)
- [2010-01-02 4:14]
What a befitting tribute to the Kruys couple and their contributions and what an incredible photo to dedicate to them! Really enjoyed this pair sitting in an acacia(just a guess).Both looking in the same direction probably on a fine day. Your effort shows, this is a marvelous capture.Your note was equally informative, very candid and shows your dedication to the work like your gurus. Thanks a lot for sharing this one...hope new year will be faring well for you...take care...warmest regards/Abid
- robindb (1420)
- [2010-01-02 4:21]
Fantastic sighting. I often hear these birds in this area but have not been able to see them never mind photograph them.
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2010-01-02 5:35]
What a stroke of luck, Loot! I have never seen two fish eagles together, you are indeed fortunate to get such a unique photo.
These are my favourite birds and this is a really good photo of two of them together.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2010-01-02 6:38]
It is really providential to get the opportunity to shoot a pair of these regal Fish Eagles sharing the same tree.
Needless to say, you have delivered, and how!
It is brilliant shot of two of them looking in the same direction. As a result, we have very sharp profiles of them with all the details and colours richly displayed.
Thanks and regards.
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-01-02 6:46]
Hola Loot: Una foto maravillosa y que hermosa especie, no las conocía. Debe ser impresionante poder verlas en vivo.Excelente información también, saludos y feliz 2010...
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2010-01-02 9:09]
This is an outstanding capture with such majestic colors, details & setting. A great gift to our deserving friends, Ivan & Ulla, on TN. Very well taken, composed & presented.
TFS & best wishes.
- marius-secan (29584)
- [2010-01-02 10:13]
Exceptional capture. Wonderful composition with the African Fish-eagle.
Lovely colours and great details. Superb sharpness.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-02 13:19]
A wonderful photo and a great dedication.
great shot! you´ve done a very good job with the colours of this birds. Good use of light also. The details over the wings and the tree are really good. Good POV. well done! Best regards Siggi
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-02 14:08]
what a fantastic dedication to our friends Ulla and Ivan, excellent POV, DOF and composition, very beautiful natural colours, i like very much the regal posture of these wonderful birds of prey.
- MMM (11425)
- [2010-01-02 15:26]
Great capture.Good POV and very sharp image in there natural habitat.I like your subject pose.Great text also.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-02 16:03]
Two Fish-eagles! How lucky can you get? You took full advantage of the opportunity and managed a beautiful shot of the pair posed so nicely on the tree. Colors and details of the faces and feathers are superb. A perfect dedication to Ulla and Ivan - two of the nicest people on TN. And the eagles are perfect for them because they have shown us what they see with their "eagle eyes."
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-01-02 21:29]
Best to you and the family for 2010.
What a shot and well timed to get two eagles perched, The uni coloured sky creating contrast and making for a great BG.We must get together again some time.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-02 23:46]
Very nice capture of this eagles against the blue sky.I liked colors,proud pose of birds and composition a lot.Lovely dedication for Ulla and Ivan!Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-03 1:54]
impressive creatures, you cached them in beautiful scene, colors they show well, nice photo output, beautiful dedication!
keep photographing! TFS
- anel (40574)
- [2010-01-03 2:23]
A very impressive shot of these "royal" birds. I didn't know about these very beautiful African Fish-Eagles. They remind me of the American species with their white head. Perfect focussing on both in their natural habitat and against the blue sky. A dream of a shot. Bravo!
My best wishes too for 2010.
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-01-03 3:30]
Great image of this two wonderful birds.
Congratulations and best regards.Alin.
- yasemin (1578)
- [2010-01-03 7:56]
Excellent catch and very nice couple....Notes are great and impressive...Fantastic composition...
All the best in 2010.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-01-03 15:35]
a beautiful couple dedicated for a great couple,
this two African Fish-eagle are really superb, fine pose on this tree and impressive sharp details and superb colors
a fantastic image !
have a good night
- smitha (4409)
- [2010-01-04 1:19]
An excellent and well deserved dedication to Ivan and Ulla. The contribution of this couple to TN is outstanding.
As for the picture ,an impressive composition with a pair of very majestic birds perching on a tree.Lovely natural colours.
very informative notes too.
Thanks for the share,
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-04 21:43]
At last I am here to critique this great shot. What more can I say that has not already been said by my predecessors? Just the sound of the fish eagle's call gives anybody that loves nature and bird life goose bumps, and being able to capture one high up in a tree from close by creates a thrilling feeling and unbelievable excitement BUT being lucky to capture two of these beautiful birds of prey together in one tree is an incredible feeling that sends shivers down ones spine. You have captured these two so perfectly, the details are clearly seen, especially the prominent yellow face and the sharp edged beaks. A fantastic image and a well worthy dedication to Ivan and Ulla. Thanks for sharing this striking pair of bird of prey. Love you lots and all of the best for 2010.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-05 19:26]
Hola Sr. Lott.
Sin duda una muy bella imagen lograda en esta fotografia, no es facil lograr una joya como esta de este par de aguilas que lucen en todo su esplendor sus atributos y colorido. Creo sinceramente que debe ser una grandiosa experiencia el poder disfrutar de todos los seres que viven en ese gran pais donde Ud. vive y que son reordados por muchos años.
Hermosa foto y gran dedicatoria para Sra Ulla Y Sr. Ivan, quienes son un gran soporte a TN.
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-01-05 20:54]
Happy New Year, Loot!
Now that is a handsome couple.
Amazingly sharp details.
Great light exposing differentiated shades of colors on the plumage.
Love their intense stares and parallel poses.
Very beautiful eagles.
TFS. : )
- PaulH (13882)
- [2010-01-06 12:09]
yes, it must have been an amazing experience to be able to see this magniicant pair, let alone capture them so well on camera. My jealousy knows no bounds ;o)
Well composed with them looking into the space of the frame - you made the most of a great opportunity, well done! Great notes too, thanks you.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-06 12:37]
Ahhhh... MF Loot:)
This posting really incredble, a perfect couple for a perfect couple:)))
Great dedication indeed. Amazingly beautiful and perfect timlely capture from a great POV with impaccable clarity, details and delightful composition.
Hope Anna feel better herself tonight! Do not forget! She has a special place on your head:) (chuckle)
TFS and have a nice night MF!
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-01-06 20:19]
At first glance of your thumbnail photo I thought these were Bald Eagles. Wow!! after bringing them up on the screen I now see differently. Awesome coloration and tac sharp detail captured in this shot!! This is the first time I've ever seen this type of eagle, and I must confess that they are a very impressive bird.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-01-07 5:45]
wow...what a shot. The sharpness is so wonderful and the contrast is awesome. Very 3D scenery.
Very detail and bery artistic shot with classical composition.
sheer beauty presented in mighty skill.
- fragman (43776)
- [2010-01-07 9:01]
nice couple, TFS Ori
excellent photography of these African Fish-eagles
and beautiful dedication to Ivan and Ulla, fine POV,
i love that you leaved a good space in front the eagles
and also leaved a good part of the tree (and did not
zoom or approach more), fine focus sharpness details,
- Mamagolo2 (3124)
- [2010-01-09 5:39]
Stunning image. I like the contrast against the blue sky.They are one of my favorite birds and I love to hear their call.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2010-01-10 5:23]
What a stunning picture - I find it a shame that I can't see the picture as I write the critque due to the size (or lack of) of my screen. I find that I keep being drawn back to the picture time and time again - it is so very sharp and whatever it was that they were watching it was definitely more interesting than your camera which worked to your advantage.
TFS this wonderful shot.
- marhowie (486)
- [2010-01-10 17:27]
Very nice shot off this pair, you were lucky to get this close Loot.
I've made two trips to an eagles nest here, and I could only get as close as a roadside fence..I was forced to use stacked teleconverters, not the best setup of course. So when one of the birds actually started flying towards me I pooped my pants.
It flew less than 80 feet directly overhead & landed in nearby field opposite my position to catch a rodent..I was fumbling with my gear when it then flew back over me to return to the nest.
I was not a happy camper.
They had characteristically flown away from the nest & parallel to me up & down a nearby river..So I was caught not only with my pants down, but they were highly soiled as well :-/
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-01-11 9:53]
primero muchas gracias por tus comentarios. Después me gusta la dedicatoria a Ulla e Ivan, este último me es de gran ayuda en ocasiones para la ID de muchos insectos.
Tu toma es desde luego interesante para los que nunca hemos visto a estas grandes aves y además alimentado con una buena explicación de sus costumbres.
Buen enfoque y sobrada profundidad ya que la pareja sale completamente en foco.
El contraluz impisió que pudiéramos ver más claramente el primer plano de las aves, aunque no es mucho problema por la visión del conjunto.
Enhorabuena por esta gran captura, todo un trofeo para el fotógrafo !
Saludos: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-01-11 17:52]
when I see this wonderful capture, I looked at it for several minutes. It is really wonderful. models extraordinary, with splendid plumage. sharp focus, composition and exposure-white balance superb. coloration and light using also perfect.
This is also great dedication to our good friend Ivan and Ulla, as like Loot and Anna.
thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes and good night
- waylim (1765)
- [2010-01-11 23:13]
First of all thank you so much for your wonderful and in-depth critique to my photo of the penguin. I really appreaciate your opinions and learned from it.
And for this photo, what a wonderful shot, one of the eagle would have been so nice, two just double the pleasure. Fantastic couple here, and you have caputured them in such wonderful pose and beautiful posture, so elegant and proud. Love the details of all elements. Good composition with plenty of open space. excellent shot. My complements.
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-06-29 7:55]
My dear Friend, Loot
Today I went to check on the renovations in our house in Tzaneen, and as I got out of the car, I heard the well known cry, which sends everybody, Nature lovers as well as trigger-happy tourists, a shiver down the spine!
I have seen many Fish Eagles in the Okavango and never dreamt that one day thanks to the Tzaneen Dam, on which Macadamia is located, two will circle over our house!! I can not wait to move there and watch birds at the dam.
I immediately thought of you and your photo, which I had seen in your portfolio...
Here I am now to tell you - the Fish Eagle is a great bird, and your work in presenting it is also great! It is so difficult to take a perfect photo pointing at the bright African sky, particularly when it involves a bird with white as well as dark feathers such as the Fish Eagle.
We all know of the amazing eyesight of feathered hunters. It is not so appreciated, that the eyes of the Fish Eagle are so sharp, that it can pinpoint a fish beneath the surface of the water below and dive in to catch it!
It is a true pleasure to view your work!
Have a relaxing evening after a hard day with staircases.
Best wishes from a rainy, cold Hoedspruit (like London in November),
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2010-06-29 23:20]
Today i see this picture and its nice to see this 2 great birds in an perfect view.
I tell nothing about pov etc, you know that by yourself.
Very nice shot and i like your gallery.
You are one of the best here on TN.