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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: 2006-06-24
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): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-29 16:38
Viewed: 6107
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all I would like to thank all people for viewing and there very kind words on my previous uploads.

Shot of this "White Tailed Eagle" taken at around 10 o'clock in the evening while sailing on a small boat through the fjords of the Province of Nord Trondelag Iin Norway. On purpose I left a little more space on the right side because there is the trail the tail of the eagle left behind at the water surface. It looks like he is balancing with it.Thanks for viewing and comments/critiques. Best regards, Harry


The White-tailed Eagle is a huge bird, 76-100 cm (30-40 in) long with a 200-250 cm (79-99 in) wingspan and a body weight ranging from 3.5 to 7.5 kg (7.7-16.5 lbs). Females are significantly larger than the males. The White-tailed Eagle has broad "barn door" wings, a large head and thick "meat-cleaver" beak. The adult is mainly brown except for the paler head and neck, distinctive white tail and yellow bill and legs. In juvenile birds the tail and bill are darker, with the tail becoming white with a dark terminal band in sub-adults.

This is a very large eagle which breeds in northern Eurasia. It was successfully re-introduced to the Isle of Rum, in the Small Isles archipelago in Scotland, in 1975 and now breeds throughout the Western Isles and Small Isles as well as the islands of Mull, Skye, Lewis, Canna and the mainland coast of Wester Ross. The White-tailed Eagle is still a rare breeder in Britain following its extinction and reintroduction. The largest population in Europe is found along the coast of Norway.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-29 16:44]
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Hi Harry. What a great shot. the detail and colours are spot on. your timing is very good to get this at the right time. a very nice POV. well done TFs. good notes to

Hi Harry,
This is a great action shot!
Your POV and pose of the bird catched couldn't be better.
I like so much the ligh you had there, and the beautiful tones got on the eagle's plumage.
Just look at that amazing look on the eye!
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

wow what a catch......superB...love the details

Hola Harry.
Una fabulosa captura con magníficos detalles.
La buena luz que has controlado muy bien ha hecho posible esta equilibrada escena.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-29 17:42]

Hello Harry,
very nice capture with a superb composition; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !

Perfect timing Harry...love the wake of the tail. Lighting very complimentary. Best, Brat.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-29 18:22]

Hello Harrry,

an outstanding shot. Everything from the obvious excellent details to timing, colours and focus is spot on. Even the expression is his face is brilliant! A great moment very well captured indeed.



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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-05-29 18:29]

Hola Harry.- Esta es una hermosa foto, con exelente calidad en todas sus aspectos. Me agrada su fina nitidez y gran colorido. Luis52.


Great kob! Way to be in the right place at the right time.
Simply amazing!



Hello HArry,
Great shot with action in very colorful scenery, the detail are great and I have to say it the digital was the step up in photography, the difference between shots,the colors and sharpness is notorious , you capture a perfect moment
TFS best regards/Lawhill

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  • dcata Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 1] (54)
  • [2007-05-30 2:33]

Great dynamic photo.
Perfect timing, light and colors...
Perfect exposure and POV.


Hi Harry
Great shot indeed with wonderfull light and action. I think the Eagle is too much centered and you should crop just a bit of the tail's trail on the watersurface.

Hola Harry,
Extraordinaria y de gran belleza la imagen que nos presentas gran momento el capturado, precioa la iluminación y sus reflejos, excelente la nitidez alcanzada. Saludos
José Ramón

bonjour harry
moi je ne voudrais pas etre a la place du poisson que l'on apercoit a la surface de l'eau.
photo parfaite.

Amazing capture! Great motion and power depicted. I can feel the strength of this Eagle.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-30 8:34]

Hello Harry,
Superb capture of the White-tailed Eagle landing. Beautiful light, excellent sharpness and lovely water surface with reflections.
We have several of these magnificent birds breeding here in the south, along the coast, in winter.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Super shot Harry,

having checked out your website, I feel quite humble in the presence of such high quality work.
This is as good as it gets. Subject is awesome, the capture perfect.

Een goede dag verder!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-30 10:03]

Hi Harry,

Wonderful capture of this white tailed Eagle. Very unusual pov which is splendid. Colors and details are perfect. The wings are amazing. Wonderful expression on the face. And I love the tail trail.


Hi harry,
Brilliant photo of this magnificent bird.
Great definition and sharpness. Great colour in the evening light.
I wish I had taken it. Sorry I can only give you two points.
Best wishes,
PS. A friend owns and flies two of these birds so I know just how large they are.

Hello Harry , perfect action photo of White tailed eagle , congrat. TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-31 3:41]

Hi Harry,
Impressive! What else can I say? :o)

Another fantastic shot, with a great swooping action. I'm guessing the raptor drags it's tail feathers in the water so it can gauge the distance from the surface, if the drag gets heavier then it needs to pull up some? Anyway great shot Harry. :)

Amazing action shot. YOu got the details perfectly there. I love the wake as well. 10/10

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-04 1:04]

very nice capture

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-06-10 13:38]

Hello Harry,
This is fantastic. I agree with your composition thoughts, the trail in the water is a great part of the image, I can almost hear the sound of the tail just scything through the water. Beautiful light and great detail, I'd be very happy to capture an image like this.
Best regards,

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-23 18:53]

Wow what a beautiful capture. The warm lighting is awesome. Sharpness and composition is great. I hope to get a capture as beautiful as this. Wonderful job.


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