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Easter Dinner

Easter Dinner
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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: 2008-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 500mm AF-S F4.0, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-21 3:54
Viewed: 6466
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all, I would like to thank all of you for there wonderful words on my previous uploads. Highly appreciated!!!!

What you see here is a mature White Tailed Eagle feeding on a Roe Deer.
Not so pleasant for the deer ofcourse, but the eagle was happy with it :)

I do wish all of you my friends here on TN a very Happy Easter and may your dinner table be as well filled with, I suppose other kind of food ofcourse ;-), during the Easter weekend.

Best regards and thnaks in advance for viewing and comments.


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To angybone: Bean soupProframe 1 03-23 07:36
To demeve: Kill of the DeerProframe 1 03-22 22:00
To Zeno: Waar gemaakt???Proframe 1 03-21 06:12
To Luca: Close to the birdProframe 1 03-21 06:06
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  • Luca (539)
  • [2008-03-21 3:57]
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Hello Harry,

great shot and composition! Very nice moment. But one question: how did you get so close to the bird? Well, I see that you have a big lens but anyway...


A very well composed shot, with perfect detailing.And I love the OOF BG, which enhances the details of this beautiful Eagle!
Happy Easter!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-21 4:25]
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Ha Harry,

Moooie sfeervolle plaat die inderdaad sterk consumptieve gevoelens oproept. Ben eigenlijk wel benieuwd waar je deze foto gemaakt hebt. Ziet er niet echt nederlands uit.
Prettige paasdagen en dat er nog maar veel mooie foto's mogen volgen.


Hello Harry!
It is really nice to see you back!!! And the come back is really great! The eagle with so huge pray, amazing documentary picture!
All the best and Happy Eastern Holiday!

Thanks for writing your critique on my recent picture, Harry. I am honoured.
I see a powerful image in front of me as I write my words (I have docked off the critique window to keep the image visible).
The raw appeal of this shot hits the viewer hard. An eagle pulling the entrails out of a dead deer.
The image brings forth the majestic presence of this great bird very effectively even though it is engaged in a mundane task such as feeding.
The forlorn wintery ambience is also very strong in this picture.

Wowww... Hi Harry! What a splendid shot of this rapt raptorial White Tailed Eagle. All are perfect my friend. This is also a significant document on the nature reality:). Great shot.
TFS and regards, Have a nice Easter time!

Meravigliosa immagine!!! grande "cattura" grande rapace grande preda, spettacolare composizione per un "dramma naturale", eccellenti dettagli delle piume, del becco, dell'occhio, degli artigli conficcati, splendidi questi colori contrastati e cupi....una fotografia di grande "pathos". Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-03-21 6:49]

wow amazing photo , surely something very few people see. the color and detail are awesome , great job. thanks for sharing it.

Happy Easter


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-21 7:17]

Hello Harry
Beautiful presentation.Excellent POV and well composed image.Focus and details are excellent .I also like the subject pose.
TFS Michel

hello Harry

first Happy Easter to you too, then AOUTCH ! what a GREAT
shot of things that are part of nature, excellent low POV,
excellent DOF, wonderful background, excellent sharpness
and details and great luminosity of the image, TFS


Hello Harry. Awesome capture during dinner time. Flawless sharpness and details of this bird under muted background. The act is well timed capture - superb! Jusni

Hi Harry, Have you beautiful pictures.
This is interesting snashot.Very good tones and crop, excellent patient to wait for him. Very well done. Tfs. Stev

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-21 11:38]

Very impressive shot, Harry!
You've captured a superb pose here.
Brilliant composition and the low-down POV is excellent!
Great light and colours.
Impeccable image quality.
Very well done!
Have a great Easter!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-21 11:45]

Hallo Harry,
Wat een fantastische opname! Het lage standpunt waarop deze foto gemaakt is, is schitterend. Erg goede scherpte en details. Mooie diepte en achtergrondkleur.
Prettige Paasdagen,

Hi Harry,
spectacular capture from a unique trip into the arctic wilderness.
Amazingly clear, with an exquisite colour spectre that reminds me of the unmistakably subdued warm hues of classical kodachrome slides.
Thank you! Happy Easter to you, too.
With best regards,

Hello Harry,
Fantastic image...
Awesome wildlife shot.

Hello Harry,
Splendid shot and nice composition. TFS. Have a nice Easter weekend!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-21 16:36]

Hello Harry,
Great shot! TFS. Mehmet

Hi Harry,
A great wildlife shot! Superb composition,details and Bg.A realy powerful image.

All the best and Happy Eastern!


Hi Harry,
Fine image once again. The detail and subject are stunning. Wonderful comp. of the various elements and color sections.
Also kind of "yuk" (guts) :-) but oh so fine. The story of life in the wild seen through the camera. I applaud your tenacity to get images like this. Well done! Tfs Richard

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-22 4:14]

Hi Harry,
I liked the pose you captured. Well composed and exposed photo with very good details and color tones. TFS
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Harry,
Splendid and stunning shot of this beautiful Eagle in feeding. TFS. Have a nice Easter holiday!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-22 7:12]

Hello Harry,
Well worth waiting in a hide to take shots such as this!
You caught this adult White-tailed Eagle superbly well while helping himself to pieces of Roe Deer meat (why not venison for Easter?). The technical quality and timing of this image is excellent and the eagle is seen sharply against the OOF natural BG.
Thanks for sharing this fine capture of nature in the raw!
Have a good Easter,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-03-22 13:12]

Mukemmel her zaman oldugu gibi tebrik ederim..

Hello Harry and Happy Easter!

Very nice shot. Colours details and composition just perfect. I hope you did not freeze to much waiting for the opportunity!


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-22 15:50]

Hi Harry

Wonderful shot really capturing the more grusome part of Nature, nicely composed with a excellent POV and a fine pose, very good detail and great colours too.

Happy Easter

Hello Harry,

Did this eagle killed the deer? if so, WOW, great POV and composition, very nice sharpness..


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-23 0:24]

Harry mafnificient eye catch and great expression by the bird.Lovely sharp and clarity.Ganesh

Hello Harry,
Perfect shot of this Eagle. TFS. Regards.

Amazing moment you captured. We're having 15 bean soup for Easter which is much more appetizing than undercooked venison. :)

Great shot - well done!
And Happy Easter to you!

Spot on focus Harry.
Got the moment right, and all the details on the eagle so fine.
You just always seem to "be there" for the timing.
Happy Easter to you too.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-24 2:29]

Bonjour Harry,
Superbe prise natute,bravo pour l'action et la qualité d'image.
Merci pour le partage.

HI Harry
Great shot and great and dificult bird.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-24 9:53]

Hello Harry, great shot my friend, very impressive moment and very well photographed. A perfect nature shot,well done again, thanks!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-24 17:40]

Hello Harry,
Your patience paid off big Harrry, this incredible image is perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing this fine piece of work.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-24 19:05]

Hi Harry,

Well composed image showing what nature is!
Nice rich natural colours!
perfect focus giving great details also!
Very well done!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-24 20:40]

Hello Harry

Amazing atmosphere created here.
This is an amazing moment captured.
The lighting is well handled and the colours are vivid.
Very good POV and DOF.
The plumage detail is wonderful.


Oh yummy! : P

I do admire your patience waiting for your great images. The sharpness is stunning. Beautiful work.

Evelynn : )

Hi Harry

Woooooooooooooooooooow, great shot in perfect moment.
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-26 11:01]

Hi Harry.
Very nice impressive scene. I like wonderful combination of the sharp main scene and superb BG-bokeh. Great lens work and skill in every aspect picture. My best wishes and TFS.

Dramatic and documentary photo , TFS Harry .

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-29 6:37]

hello Harry
wonderful feed photo of this great bird
composition, POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details are great

Hi harry what a shot great sharpness and what a scene you show us very well done
best regards Toba

This is a wonderful capture Harry, raw nature :)
Technically right on the money. I especially like the way you've shown the eagle tearing/ripping off the deers meat..
It makes it great!

hello Harry, looks like this is a shot I missed. I thought this is an excellent one. This is another inspirational catch from you. The type of photos I'd reallly like to catch. So much so that i often think about popping over to Norway but calculating the distances, it would take me a good 2 days drive to get far up north to these locations. Maybe 1 day.

Your pov is just excellent how you manage to get so low right into where the action is with a good clear view on the head. And the head of the dead animal as well in view... which is another bonus. tfs this awesome shot. I'm adding this to my faves. Have a great w/end but as you have spotted the weather forcast isn't too good :-( best rgds Necip

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-05 11:52]

Hi Harry

This is a real nature shot. As you say it is not pleasant but it is very much a part of life. Beautifully composed and pin sharp. Exposure is perfect. Must be amazing to get so close to such a wonderful bird.



Hola Harry, excelente fotografia, el color y la luz es fantastico, en esta el efecto de dinamismo que da al comer es realmente bueno. Un saludo

Hello Harry!

You captured interesting and very rare scene.
Very good - extremaly low POV, great background and superb quality of the foreground.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-22 14:10]

Hola Harry.
Excellent photo. Just beautiful.

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