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White Tailed Versus Bald

White Tailed Versus Bald
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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: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 8:30
Viewed: 4274
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two images for the price of one this time :)
For both shots I did have the Nikon TC17E II Tele extender attached between lens and camera.

Between shooting locations is more than 6000 miles wich is impossible to mention both in the description and therefore I located this double image at my home in Groningen, the Nederlands were I did put them both in one frame :)

Shutter Speed and F-Stop are the same for both images and ISO Speed Rating was 400.

Shot of the White Tailed Eagle, on the left side, I did take June 2006 traveling a board a small ship through the fjords of the Province of Nord Trondelag in Norway
Shot of the Bald Eagle, on the right side, I did take March 2007 standing on the beach of Katchemak Bay near a town called Homer in Alaska.

Eagles, does'nt matter if it's a white tailed or bald, do often fly around for more than an hour looking for something to eat in the water or on the ground.

During this time it's very easy to follow them with the camera because the often do fly slowly on the wind.
However when they do see something down there, they turn around very quickly to attach the prey as soon as possibly.
When I say quickly, I really do maen quickly (within a split second) and it's best to have the camera sett to the highest frame setting because otherwise you can be sure you will miss the turn they make.

My camera always is sett to 5 frames per second and even than I did miss quit a lot of movements of the eagles during my shootings.

Thanks in advance for viewing and comments.

Kindest regards and have a nice weekend,


ralfsworld, kjpweb, pirate, SelenE, marhowie, uleko, Jamesp, PaulH, Kaszek, deblink, Luis52, vanderschelden has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-14 9:06]
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Hello Harry,
Nice double photos!
Great bit of digital photographic artistry showing both species of sea eagle doing aerobatic turns. Both these sharp and excellent images also show the differences between these related species, which makes this posting both interesting and a joy to see.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

Hi Harry
This is really nice presentation of this two eagles in their beautiful pose. As you already said two images for the price of one and two points from me :)

Great idea! Interesting comparison!

nice comparison. good colors and focus shots are too small of course as individual ones but they do clearly show the differences. nice symetry too.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-07-14 10:09]

Hi Harry
Great idea! the compo is just perfect, lovely to have two toned sky.
The White-tailed is a bit soft but not a problem in this compo.
You may know that some very old White-tailed Eagles get almost white-headed, but I was not aware that Bald Eagles are so much darker. Very interesting comparison!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-14 15:00]

Hi Harry,
Nice comparison of these beautiful eagles with a good presentation. Good POV in both of the photos. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Harry, great collage of flyng Eagle, splendid sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-15 7:10]

Hello Harry,
Really brilliant and intersting illustration of the difference between these two Eagles. Both sharply in focus showing sharp details and fine colours. Terrific diagonal compositions!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-15 13:42]

Very nice balanced and informative presentation. I like the symmetry provided by the similar wing position of each inflight eagle.

  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-15 23:12]

Hello Harry

A very good posting - pleasing to the eye as well as showing the similarities and differences between the two birds. Good focus and colour in both shots.


:) LTR

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-16 2:00]

Hi Harry,
wow, not only some beautiful symmetry but also excellent quality and superb subject matter - lovely presentation, very well done! Interesting note too.

Hello Harry,
Wonderful shots. Both eagles look majestic here and very aggressive :)
Superb sharpness and POV.
Excellent work!

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-07-16 12:43]

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hi harry,

very interesting comparison!and two brilliant shots!
thanks for this
best regards,

Hi Harry,
Nice captures of these two regal looking birds. I am impressed with your presentation of the images. An all round lovely composition the quality is great.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-17 0:56]

Hi Harry,
Fantastic double shot presentation of two different birds of prey. I like the different coloured sky and the almost similar postures and wing position. The images are sharp and much detailed with outstanding focus. Excellent POVs and the portrayal of the different features is marvellously done. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-07-17 13:23]

Hi Harry
Nice synchronize composition. Good colous and POV.
Well done


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-17 20:17]

Hola Harry. Dos bellas fotos de estas Agulas. Exelente la presentacion. Me agrada los colores y la alta nitidez lograda en las dos. Felicidades Luis52.

Hello Harry,
I do like the diagonal compo in both images.
Interesting idea to compare.

Hello Harry,
A nice comparison of these two magnificant raptors, I especially like the sharpness of the bald eagle results, I say two for the price of one is a great deal and very generous of you to share the super captures. :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-22 21:23]

Hello Harry

Great job to match up these two shots.Their is nice similarities between the two and you also are able to show the differences as well.They are well focused with sharp details.TFS


Hi Harry it's a very beautiful versus of two bird the colours are nice

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