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Coot Dinner

Coot Dinner
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 14:59
Viewed: 2237
Points: 32
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Here was another site during our Trek last Saturday. It was amazing to watch this Great Bald Eagle feed. His strong talons swept down, Coot didn't have a chance, three powerful flaps of those wings and he was off on that stump eating his full. I have another shot where he looked directly at me. . . through me!! Still get goose bumps thinking about it

I'll upload more in the workshop area

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-17 15:21]

Hi Brenda,a requiem for the coot but this is the life....and you caught very well this rare opportunity,a eagle dinner taken with very good details,i think from a long distance,2 fantastic WS too,especially the first! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-17 16:53]

Hello Brenda,
It must be thrilling to have so many beautiful birds still active in your area. I think most of our birds are visiting you down in Sunny Florida. Lately it has been very cold out and there is quite a bit of snow on the ground.
It's nice to see the eagles are keeping you occupied, to photograph one feeding like this is awesome. Those long legs of the coot really stand out from this POV. I also like your other WS images. Keep shooting...

Hi Brenda, You are so lucky to capture this Eagle feeding his/her stomach with a dead bird. I do not like to see blood or killing but in the wild life, only 'the strong survive'. Perfect focus with great lights. Thank very much

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-17 19:35]

Hi Brenda.
What an amazing scene you managed to capture. I am impressed with timing, framing of the picture and very nice bokeh of the lens. Exposure of the shot is also very good. Thanks for attractive addition as WS. Kind regards and TFS.

Hello Brenda
Amazing scene and nice photo with good composition and wonderful soft lighting.

Ciao Brenda, great capture of fantastic eagle, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-18 1:12]

Hello Brenda,
Nice action photo of this eagle with prey. Exciting to have an experience like this. Nice WS photos too.

Hello Brenda,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. Incredible clarity. It is a wonderful specie.....
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Brenda,
Excellent catch of an impressive pose of a great Bald Egale with its meal,remarkable composition with fine details.

Hi Brenda

This is as RAW an image rather images that one can hope to get out there in the wild...You did well to grab this opportunity from what looks like a long distance. This raptor with its gaze and those talons certainly mean business.


Hello Brenda, an impressive capture of the Eagle and it`s prey,the details are first rate against a nice blank BG.
Regards Les.

hallo brenda
great shot with good details and lovely colours
Great to cats this big bird

gr lou

Hello Brenda
another beautiful shot of bird behavior.
good clarity and colour.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-18 5:55]

what a situation..of this great bird feeding on coot..good composition and behavior of the bird. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-18 7:35]

Hello Brenda,
an interesting moment, and beautiful capture,thanks for sharing..

Hi Brenda,
sad but true. Real nature. Excellent presentation. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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