<< Previous Next >>

Waiting for kingfishers

Waiting for kingfishers
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dutch birds, Birds of prey (Accipitriformes) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 9:53
Viewed: 4287
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today was an awesome day out. Managed to shoot te biggest, the smallest and arguable the prettiest birds in the netherlands. While waiting for a kingfisher (arguably the prettiest) this bonus "flying door" white tailed eagle came flying by. It seems to be two or three years old, and was hunting cormorants. As soon as a cormorant showed up close he/she would jump on it and drown it. In the course of a day it caught three.


Mamagolo2, ana974, marius-secan, shabsslg, oanaotilia has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To oanaotilia: :)Belgerdy 1 06-16 10:08
To shabsslg: HiBelgerdy 1 06-12 13:12
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

hallo Jeroen
Bijzondere opname met veel details
super shot
groetjes lou

Hello Jeroen,
WOW!!! What a fantastic sighting! I dream of catching one in flight but I suppose patience is the answer. Beautiful natural colors with excellent clear detail. Absolutely fantastic and tfs. Have a great week.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-12 10:35]

Hallo Jeroen,
Indrukwekkende opname van deze zeearend. Zo dichtbij heb ik er nog nooit een in de Oostvaarderplassen gezien. Geweldig goede timing. Zo heb je een fantastische compositie.

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-06-12 10:49]

Hi Jeroen
what a day! great shot of very nice White-tailed.

Ciao Jeroen, great capture of superb eagle on a beautiful lighting BG, splendid natural colors, fantastic details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jeroen,
Wat een foto zeg. Niet alleen dat het in Nederland is, maar ook het moment. Jammer dat de scherpte net iets minder is, maar je kunt ook niet alles hebben.

  • Great 
  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-12 11:14]

Hello Jeroen!
Nice shot in difficult situation.It is not so sharp but it worth a big smile!Bravo! TFS
Nice week!

Hello Jeroen,
Amazing capture in flight. Superb details and nice composition.
Amazing large wings. Wonderful bird of prey.

  • Great 
  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-12 12:45]

Amazing photo, Jeroen! Beautiful bird very well captured.



Hi Jeroen,

It is an exceptional shot. Seldom do I see such a full canvas shot of a bird in action over TN. TFS this midair well frozen shot. Nice details too.

Did you use tripod? Or was it handheld? The met data shows 1000 mm as focal length and that makes me curious.

with best regards,

  • Great 
  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-06-12 14:26]

hallo Jeroen ,
hele mooie zeearend scherpte is perfect .
groetjes senol

Hy again Jeroen
Impressive!!There are such birds in the Netherlands? I am trying to elaborate a sentence, but I am speechless!!
Kind regards,

Hi Belgerdy,
A resplendent moment well captured, however it looks like you're not the first to capture this beautiful bird - is that a small metal band around one of its 'ankles' and a tag on the other? I see these eagles up in Greenland, where they occasionally will hunt newborn caribou (I haven't seen this but that's the story at least)! Fascinating note to accompany your photo, thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-12 7:37]

Hello Jeroen,
really stunning shot in excellent composition. The full spread wings are simply wonderful in clarity and well featured view.So elegance and exciting bird in flight shot.


Calibration Check