<< Previous Next >>

Sort-toed Eagle

Sort-toed Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Yoram Shpirer (shpirery) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 88] (1359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS, Selen's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 13:49
Viewed: 4594
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For the past two years, at the summer time every 5-7 days. I have been taking picture of nesting Sort-toed Eagle.
I would enter in a hiding place, at early morning before sunrise and leave an hour before sunset. The Sort-toe Eagle, are very suspicious, so it was important not disturb them while the nestling was still young, till he grow and leave the nest after seventy five days.
From this exercise I learned about the hunting habits of both parent's eagles and how they feed the nestling and his preparation for life as adult eagles.
More pictures of the family on my website:
My galery - shorttoed_eagle

SelenE, coasties, Argus, pvs, jrubiocasado, Necipp, marhowie has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-14 14:12]

Hi Yoram,
From this one and your other photos of the Sort-toed Eagles I can see that it worths all that time, patience and efforts. Your photo is very nice again, the light is used in a great way, excellent focus and sharpness. Very well done. TFS

Hi Yoram,
That's an amazing shot!!! I really like the compostion and POV. Excellent details and colours.
Very well done Yoram :D

This picture is excellent!. I like the colors, composition and the sharpness. The two regard

  • Great 
  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-14 15:30]

Hello Yoram,
What a capture great on details and sharpness. Good POV and BG.

very nice and intimate scene, TFS Ori

Hi Yoram

Fantastic shot! Awesome sight. Great POV, clear and sharp. Congrats!

Hi Yoram,

Your photography is stunning and is reflected in this example. Lovely POV to get level with the nest, excellent sharpness showing off the exquisite detail in the feathers of this magnificent bird.

Your website is awe-inspiring, real pro level stuff.


  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-15 1:36]

Hello Yoram,
Fantastic capture of a Short-toed Eagle at its nest. Marvellous to be able to study and photograph the various stages and behaviour. This shot is first class, sharp, well lit and well composed with fine BG.
Well done and TFS,

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-15 2:10]

An amazing shot, Yoram.
Your patience really paid off.
What a great way to learn about these very special eagles.
You certainly captured this little scene in the nest very well.
TFS. : )

Hi Yoram
F A N T A S T I C SHOT and great work. Congratulations

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-15 3:23]

Hi Yoram,

An excellent shot and I must say that I like all of your shots at your website,this is really a superb series of the growing from young to adult,you must have seen lots of snakes and mices seen served as food,excellent work,it is a pleasure to watch


Points later

Hi Yoram , perfect photo of this Short-Toed Eagle family , TFS.

  • Great 
  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-02-18 0:48]

one of my favorite shot my friend well done

Hello Yoram this is very interesting shot with fine detail/clarity nice light and excellent POV very well done I really like the expressions and eye contact. tfs rgds Necip.

Hello again Yoram,
This is a very good and precious capture. Details, POV, composition and exposure are just perfect. You caught a very nice moment and it is so nice to see them in their natural habitat and to see this specie for the first time... Well done!

Hello Yoram,
This is excellent, and a pleasure to view. I only hope to get a shot like this sometime in the future..I don't say this very often but - I wish it where mine :)
Very well done!

  • Great 
  • avibram (120)
  • [2009-04-20 10:41]

This is an exceptional shot of a very nervous bird and especially on the nest.
Did the drive on the camera disturb the bird at all

Calibration Check