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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: 2008-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-I, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos, My favourite birds of prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 4:58
Viewed: 7746
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
........Ore "Look Mom One Tallon" ;-)

First of all I would like to say thanks to each and every one of you who did take a view and those who also wrote there great comments on my previous uploads.
Highly appreciated!!!

My second Golden Eagle upload.
Taken at the same place as the first one.
Sitting in a hide on a plateau at the mountains of Flatanger.
The Eagle has the remains of an Arctic Hare in the right tallon and seems to play around with it.
Did use the Nikon D300 with MB-D10 battery grip.
In between camera and 300mm lens the Nikon TC14E tele extender was attached.

The Golden Eagle is a very strong Bird of Prey which even can kill a deer as you can see in the folowing link to an YouTube film Golden Eagle vs Deer

The first part of the Golden Eagle discription you can find here Golden Eagle

Below the second part of the discription from Wikipedia.

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. Once widespread across the Holarctic, it has disappeared from many of the more heavily populated areas. It has a wingspan averaging over 2 m (7 ft) and up to 1 m (3 ft) in body length.

Taxonomy and systematics:

This species was first described by Linnaeus in his 1758 Systema naturae as Falco chrysaetos.[1] The type locality is given simply as "Europa"; it was later fixed to Sweden.

The Golden Eagle is one of the large eagles in the genus Aquila, which are distributed almost worldwide. The latest research indicates it forms a worldwide superspecies with Verreaux's Eagle, Gurney's Eagle and the Wedge-tailed Eagle.

Subspecies and distribution

There are six living subspecies of Golden Eagle that differ slightly in size and plumage. They can be found in different parts of the world:

* Aquila chrysaetos chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasia except Iberian peninsula, east to western Siberia.
* Aquila chrysaetos canadensis (Linnaeus, 1758) – North America.
* Aquila chrysaetos daphanea Severtzov, 1888 – Southern Kazakhstan east to Manchuria and south-west China, also northern India and Pakistan.
* Aquila chrysaetos homeryi Severtzov, 1888 – Iberian peninsula and North Africa, east to Turkey and Iran.
* Aquila chrysaetos japonica Severtzov, 1888 – Japan and Korea.
* Aquila chrysaetos kamtschatica Severtzov, 1888 – Eastern Siberia, from the Altay to the Kamchatka Peninsula. Often included in A. c. canadensis.

The larger Middle Pleistocene Golden Eagles of France (and possibly elsewhere) are referred to a paleosubspecies Aquila chrysaetos bonifacti, and the huge specimens of the Late Pleistocene of Liko Cave (Crete) have been named Aquila chrysaetos simurgh.

Thanks in advance for taken a look at and write your comments.

Best regards and have a great weekend,


Jamesp, pekkavalo1, MMM, marhowie, Tamrock, JORAPAVI, eqshannon, jaycee, rcrick, Luis52, angela926, Ken52, CeltickRanger, gracious, maurydv, gannu, schnoopie, Amadeo, boreocypriensis, haraprasan, SelenE, spalaxtr, warnzy, Necipp, Raptorman, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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amazing picture! TFS Ori

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-18 5:22]

Hi Harry

Great action shot - as always - great detail and exposure - masterful.


Hi Harry,

Another great shot in your Eagle series. Good capture of action, composition, pin sharp details - nothing missed, very good lighting and pleasant colours and BG. Very good work!



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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-18 6:13]

Hello Harry
Great image of the golden eagle.Excellent POV and I like the eagle pose.Sharp image with good detail.Excellent text.
TFS Michel

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-18 6:44]

Hi Harry,it's a fantastic pic,wonderfull moment to take and impressive quality of light,sharpenss and colours,my best compliments,thanks for share,Luciano

Hi Harry
Excellent action shot!
Have a nice weekend and TFS

hi harry!
very nice to see this beautiful
pic on the eagle in a great pose!
sharp and with good composition!
well done!

Hola Harry,
Sin palabras ¡¡¡¡Impresionante!!! gracias por compartir estas maravillas. Saludos

Hola Harry.
Una magnifica imagen, de ese bello animal.muy buena toma.Un saludo.

Hello Harry
These moment dont come along to often and when they do you have to be ready and proficient to maximise the situation....Which you have done here outstandingly..Everything is good and nothing is bad...The work of a Pro.
Best Regards

Harry, Another beautiful picture. Look at the legs. They are as strong as that of a olympics runner. Amazing shot. Great moment and colors.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-18 10:47]

Hallo Harry,
Wat een superieure kwaliteit vind ik steeds in jouw foto's. Hier weer zo een. Er valt werkelijk niets op aan te merken, behalve dat ook deze weer geweldig is.
Goed weekend,

It seems to me that you have much fun and good feelings and times in your travels to gather these fantastic images.....You have it like as they say in American Circus...the sawdust in your blood...this is what you do...and it shows....

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-18 16:14]

Hi Harry,

At first I thought this might be a bronzed statue of an Eagle! The pose is so perfect and the positioning of the wings is marvelous. The colors are rich and deep and the details are excellent.


Hi Harry,

Mate what a stunning shot of this Golden Eagle, I would love to see one of these in the wild, excellent detail, superb colours, well framed and composed, really nice work, have a great weekend,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-18 17:14]

Hola Harry.
Muy hermosa foto de esta "Aguila" Gran detalle de sus alas extendidas y la mirada hacia abajo. Luce bellamente. Gran trabajo Harry. Como siempre una muy interesante nota.

Hello harry,
Great capture of this magnificent bird, superb sharpness, excellent depth of field and wonderful details, beautfiul colors, nice light and fantastic action, outstanding!

Ha Harry,

Imposant shot van een Imposante roofvogel
Prachtige kleuren
Perfecte compo, POV, scherpte en achtergrond

TFS Thijs

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-04-18 19:22]

You captured an outstanding pose of this golden eagle. Colors are rich and well saturated. Focus is excellent. I love the composition!

hello Harry

great shot of this great bird, fine POV, framing and DOF,
i love the way his wings are open, beautiful luminosity
of the image with excellent sharpness and details,
i love ht eone talon on the prey pose, TFS


Hello Harry,
Excellent composition on this great Eagle!
good sharpness, warm colour and superb details
well done

Un'altra spettacolare immagine di aquila, eccellenti POV e momento di cattura, bellissima composizione, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-19 2:44]

hi Harry,
je constate que l'aigle a trouvé son repas et que tu en as profité pour déclencher. Superbe image, très pure.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-19 2:59]

Hello Harry
This is perfect shot. I like the open on the wings and excellent focus. Ganesh

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-19 4:16]


Superbe photo.

Hello Harry,

Such a capture! Excellent composition. Very good timing to get this beautiful pose of the bird. Superb 3D effect with the contrasts between light and shadow. Splendid colours.

Hi Harry,
this shot is amazing :)
Technically it's just perfect (sharpness, composition etc).
Your timing was great, I love the pose of the eagle.
TFS Tatjana

WOW! This is one of those photos that I opened and just said "OH WOW!!!" Then my husband looked and said the same thing...wonderful shot! Great all around...where to start. Wonderful action shot, wonderful lighting, wonderful details, perfectly clear..just wonderful!

Hi Harry,
Another excellent shot of a golden eagle my friend!
All are perfect!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-19 13:39]

Very original post of a Golden Eagle, Harry!
The pose is exceptional!
Extremely sharp with great clarity.
Nice warm colours and superb light.
Brilliant DOF too.
Stunning photography once again!
Well done,


Hola Harry, un preciosa toma, la sensacion de dinamismo en todas tus fotografias le dan un valor elevado. Un saludo

Hi Harry,
A lovely capture of this beautiful golden eagle. Excellent details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-20 12:34]

Hi Harry,
Pose you captured, details on the plumage, light, focus and sharpness are very good. Well done and TFS

Hello Harry,
Beautiful photo of this Raptor. Balance moment excellent. Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Excellent POV. Good note too.

Hi Harry,

I hadn't noticed your images before, but your collection is truly awesome. This image, although I could have any one of them, is stunning. It's not only well executed technically, but you have captured a great moment, which is what wildlife photography is all about. I'm inspired.


Hello Harry shot doesn't need crit it's excellent good use of contrast to give a sense of power, details are great tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Harry , really excellent wildilfe photo , congrat. to you .

Hi Harry, wonderful eagle in fantastic pose, great details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Perfect balancing act, Harry!I love this shot..

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-25 21:59]

Hello Harry

Beautiful plumage detail and rich colours.
The focus is razor sharp.
Wonderful POV and DOF .
Well placed in the frame.


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-11-29 11:29]

Hoi Harry , Wat een schitterende foto , prachtig gedaan ,groeten teunie .

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