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Nice Flight

Nice Flight
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Copyright: Harry Eggens (Proframe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 183 N: 1069] (4096)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-I, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 3, Selen's Favorites, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 8:15
Viewed: 7105
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all many thanks to each and every one who did take a look and those who did comment greatly on my previous uploads. Much appreciated.

Shot of this White Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) taken while traveling on board a small boat through the fjords of the Province of Nord Trondelag in Norway.
Sky in front of me was very dark and it soon did start to rain.
I was very lucky with this one because for just a few seconds sun came through the clouds behind me and the White Tailed Eagle did make a turn so all feather details were perfectly visible.
Later on I did pay him a visit and gave him a kiss for his great performance :)

Warm regards, Harry

tiobibi, Jamesp, SelenE, kjpweb, garyfudge, ellis49, jaycee, Alex99, alguazul, mikou, Bratman, Kaszek, blakitan, Raptorman, Argus, Necipp, bartove has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-14 8:21]

Hi Harry

A stunning posting - stunning!! The light is simply wonderful and the detail almost unbelievable.


Excellent action shot, Harry!
Beautiful light, great details and colours and brilliant pose :)

Fortune favours the bold!
This is amazing, wonderfull dark sky with sky dancing eagle in full sunshine, perfect exposure and sharpness.
The only problem I can see: do you have anything better to present us in the future?

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-14 8:26]

One word Harry. Mind-blowing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-14 8:27]

Hi Harry,

Een schitterende opname,alle vedertjes zijn bijna te tellen,fraaie compositie,maar ik denk dat je zoen maar beter uit je hiifd kunt laten,


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-14 8:51]

Hi Harry,
This is a superb shot! Light, focus, details, the freezing of the action, pose of the eagle is absolutely great. Bravo and TFS

Hi Harry
Very nice flight and very nice light

great pose and expression great sunrise lighting excellent focus and colors

Hah - that kiss I'd love to see! And this one is not a nice flight - it is plain gorgeous! Can't say anything but perfect!

Dag Harry,
Hoe gaat het?

Yet another great shot. Set off extremely well by the darkening sky.
Super details.
Ik spreek niet erg goed Nederlands.
Een prettige dag.


Hi Harry,
you was lucky to found a cooperativ model, he did
a nice turn infront of you and you managed to take a great
picture with very details and perfect exposure.
Very nice coloursa nd fine compostion,
Very well done.

Hi Harry,

That's action. Every muscle in that birdlife is in action. Great (lucky) shot. I'm a litle bit jealous. POV and BG are good. Weldone. Regards Bob

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-14 11:05]

Harry, This is amazing shot and lovely shot on the air and the movement. Well done TFS Ganesh

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-14 11:06]

Hi Harry,

Sure you gave him a kiss!

As always, a perfect capture. The details are sooo good - the face is outstanding. Beautiful colors and yes, a wonderful sky. Fantastic in-flight of this beautiful eagle.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-14 12:14]

Hello Harry,
The eagle deserved the kiss. What a fantastic light and contrast against the dark BG. I think you had a very still boat, because the photo is so sharp. Pose and composition are great.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-14 13:25]

Hi Harry.
Thank you for interest and high estimation of my works. It is especially pleasant from lips of the author of such fine collection.

Your shot is simply great. It is full of expression and beautifulness. Great timing, amazing pose of the bird and really outstanding composition as well as the colours, impressive (may be evening) sunlight and terrific details/sharpness. Bravo and my kind regards. TFS.

What a tremendous series from Norway. As you explain well, the conditions of light are exceptional with the eagle very well warm illuminated and this greyish background. A very good shot.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-14 14:17]

Hi Harry.
Excellent capture of this Eagle in-fly.I admire unbelievably amazing colors and beautiful details no only in plumage but in every parts his bodies(also in eye)- fantastic.This is photograph great technical quality.My compliments and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Looks sweet Harry, powerful yet graceful...refined in it's element. Best, Brat.

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  • Prop Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 1 N: 11] (93)
  • [2007-06-14 14:32]

Hi Harry,

Impressive shot and bird in action!!
Super details and light.



Hello Harry,
Awesome perspective of this raptor. The lighting is perfect, I really like the warm glow it produced on the feathers. The detail is superb on the subject as I can almost see the barbs on every quill (ok, maybe I cant see that great, but you achieved excellent detail).

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-14 15:01]

Hi Harry,
What a fantastic shot!
I'm in shock ;)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-14 15:07]

Hello Harry, wonderful eagle with stunning collors and details, great BG, excellent POV, and composition, you such a amazing collection..Well done!.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-06-14 16:33]

Hi Harry,
Impressive shot, excellent light

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-15 2:52]
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Hi Harry,
another great image of the white tailed eagle. I must say that I can only dream about taking pictures like this. Though I have seen them in a similar way in the Lofoten area the ligth was terrible and I didn't know my camera well enough to take pictures on exactly the right moment. Frankly, nothing but compliments for this image. One thought, I still wonder if the sharpening is pushed just a tiny bit too far. I saw it yesterday on my home pc and now also on another screen. Especially on the claws I see a very pronounced light/dark contrast. What do you think?
Regards, Jacob

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-15 3:09]

That is totally awesome, Harry.
What an amazing pose and POV.
And the light!!
I love the sharp details on all the different kinds of feathers seen on the wings.
TFS. : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-15 4:11]

Hi Harry,
Outstanding shot of this White-tailed Eagle. Immaculate sharpness and neat details. The evening sunlight makes it look gorgeous and you have captured a fabulous vertical pose. Excellent POV and a precise DOF. The blue sky BG enhances the charm of the shot. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Harry,
Very impressive shot, sharply capturing this flying eagle. Well composedpicture, Nice clear sky for BG.


Stunning in-flight shot, very powerful image.

Great composition
Stunning sharpness.

Great work


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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-15 12:14]


Hello Harry , i saw this photo lately :( excellent action flight photo , you captured this eagle in very strange and esthetic pose , TFS and good luck.

Dear Harry,
Sharp, fantastic moment. Magnificent animal. This is one of my favorite pictures. Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-06 7:03]

Hello Harry,
I love your Eagle shots: can't resist them! This one is no exception with the White-tailed Eagle caught at a fine moment in flight with great lighting and sharpness and set in an excellent composition.
TFS and best regards, Ivan

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2007-07-20 12:52]

Hi Harry,
You have quite a collection of excellent shots! This one is my favourite. The warm light is wonderful, nice warm tones in front of the very naturally luminous blue sky. Great detail too, and the eye contact and stunning pose make this shot.
P.S. Thanks for your kind words on "centerstage wasp".

Superb! gosh I've missed so much being away awsome! perfect lovely detail and light excellent pose. tfs Best rgds Necip.

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-07-23 19:11]
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Hi Harry
I wonder at what ISO you were using here.
Is it the ISO you are using usually.

This is a gem,such clarity and a good pose from this bird,which gives something special to your creation.

Good evening

wow, this is an unbelivable pic of this rare raptor, TFS Ori

Harry, This is amazing shot great sunrise lighting excellent colors and focus

  • Great 
  • alby65 (143)
  • [2007-08-16 12:54]

Spettacolare la posa del soggetto,colori e nitidezza al top!Bellissima!

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