- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-06-21 13:31]
What a superb close photo! Fantastic action moment. Good sharpness, natural colours and composition. Excellent POV. Beautiful environment.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-06-21 13:38]
what a lovely shot of this two Tawny eagle, lovely composition , nice pov, sharp image with good details,well done,
Best regards Siggi
- Black44 (3703)
- [2010-06-21 13:50]
Vaya una nueva super imagen de estas dos rapaces y una de ellas con las alas abiertas. Verdaderos cazadores y preciosos.
Una toma excelente, y bien configurada, buen POV.
Un saludo de Antonio
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2010-06-21 13:57]
Great moment and note and I agree with your opening sentiments, this site is just as much about sharing great moments in nature like this as producing high quality images with very expensive equipment.
I can almost see the expression of surprise on the first bird, well done, it’s a great composition with good sharpness and action. TFS
- lousat (65489)
- [2010-06-21 15:51]
Hi Anna,not only a eagle pic but a very great composition full of elements and colors.Great moment to take and a very beautiful specie.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO
- hippoduck (59)
- [2010-06-21 18:55]
Wow Anna! Those eagles are beautiful! Great job!!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2010-06-21 21:05]
I would be happy to meet these beautiful birds in a wild and take so nice naturally looking shot. Despite the contrast subject shot is exposure perfectly. Details are also excellent and timing is precise. TFS and all the best.
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2010-06-21 21:22]
Exceptional clarity and details. Outstanding composition with great POV and excellent background.
Perfect focus and razor sharp details.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-06-21 22:09]
A fine capture of a juvenile Tawny Eagle waiting to be fed by its parent. Your timing shows the typical colouring of the raised wing of the juvenile.
The sharpness and colours are excellent and I like the POV that includes the thick gnarled tree limb.
I have not seen this species on TN before.
Thanks and best regards,
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2010-06-22 0:00]
My kinda photo, nature in action! Well done, Anna. I love the sharpness as well as the glint in the eye, you got the picture just at the right moment. A worthy addition to your bird collection.
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-06-22 1:18]
Every nature image needed not to be high quality professional work, the content is more important. Its not possible to do everytime, here I liked the story very much. tfs.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2010-06-22 2:27]
a great documentative shot of an amazing looking creature. I've never heard of a Tawny Eagle, only a Tawny Owl, which we have here in the UK. I don't think the quality of this is as bad as you think it is! I think you did well to get such detail on what looks like an overcast day. Great Shot Anna :o)
- Sascha-Steinau (1620)
- [2010-06-22 6:41]
I love that picture, it is so fantastic and with high quality! I would say perfect!
Many thanks for sharing!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2010-06-22 7:00]
Ciao Anna, great catpture of splendid couple of superb eagles, wonderful natural ambientation, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-06-22 10:18]
My dear Friend,
I am absolutely delighted to to be able to study this interesting scene of Animal Behaviour!
We are really lucky to live in such a beautiful country with wonderful opportunities of observing animals in the wild!!
It is wonderful, that you grabbed the opportunity of a perfect Photo-Story when the Eagle grabbed the other animal's dinner.
I am not surprised you love your camera: The relatively long exposure left the wing of the robber slightly blurred thus underlining the speed at which the robbery happened - contrasting with the sharp details of the deliquent's staring,greedy eyes concentrating on the food he is about to steal.
Generally, I personally prefer less high speed for Action Photos! The ''frozen'' images - as the expression indicates - appear frozen and really good photos of for instance racing Formula One cars are always slightly blurred in order to transmit the high speed.
I REALLY think - not because I am your friend - that this is an excetionally good image, and I wish some Wildlife Magazine Photographers could see and learn from you.
I add your work to my list of Favorite Photos.
Have a nice evening, and I hope less cold!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-06-22 12:22]
what a fantastic picture, you captured this scene with great timing and superb sharpness, splendid natural colours, excellent POV and composition.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-06-22 13:15]
this is a wonderful action shot and also interesting to see these mighty birds together so close with the opened wings.
Amazing moment with very good sharpness, thanks, I like it very much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- GiorDah (150)
- [2010-06-23 6:26]
Geia sou Anna
great picture of splendid couple of superb eagles , fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done work.
- mehmetarslan (2767)
- [2010-06-24 0:19]
Perfect information, adorned with wonderful photographs,
type of emergency.
I congratulate you.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-06-24 2:11]
Me hiciste unos comentarios muy buenos jajaja, eso siempre es de agradecer.
Tu toma es especial y tiene mucha fuerza. A pesar del ángulo tan bajo empleado, no se nota mucho el efecto que se produce por ello. Buena disposición de los elementos., buen fondo y como te dije, mucha fuerza, sobre todo por los colores. Estupendo trabajo Anna.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- anel (40574)
- [2010-06-24 2:23]
A kind of vivid and natural picture I like very much. Here the subject is so interesting that technical perfection doesn't matter. Interesting note too and I like that you explain the circumstances and in which you have taken the shot and the story behind. Very well seen.
- caspian (1342)
- [2010-06-24 11:27]
an incredible shot.
food and struggle for survival with the most simple case will be presented with this motion.
To share these great birds of prey without a fight seems to know.
In this way, but we are not all people.
A wonderful display of nature. TFS.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-06-24 13:34]
yes, you are right, the most important thing on TN is the subjects and this two tawny eagles are superb subjects, especially the one with the wings open is very impressive, the sharpness are good enough to see very fine details on the plumage and head of the birds, to see this birds in the wilde must be a great moment
Have a good night
- Nilson (4423)
- [2010-06-24 18:05]
Interesting and amazing shot, with good colors and clear details. The composition is amazing. Wondrful sharpness.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-06-25 0:20]
Ciao Anna. Great dramatica capture here in bright colours and very good sharp.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-06-25 2:46]
Great capture of these eagles, well exposed showing intense details of both birds as well as the intersting bark textures.What a privelage to have experienced this scene.
Thanx for the interesting and comprehensive note.
Regards to all.
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-06-25 2:56]
full capture of these lovely eagles. the brown colours are realy beautiful. You managed it so well and the eye is very sharp.
This must be very interesting to go so bear and able to witness this mighty predator. The texture of the tree bark also give a complementary beauty in making this composition so pleasant.
Well composed and well thought presentation.
NB: I like your retrospective description of childhood in relation to the caterpillar shot.
- cirano (13609)
- [2010-06-25 13:15]
What a great composition,excellent details and nice natural colors.TFS and best regards,
- mamcg (9843)
- [2010-06-26 20:27]
You quote I photographed, whilst on vacation in the Kruger, are not even close to "professional quality", but I say it is much close to professional quality as you describe in you NOTE it helps much to understand the situation, beautiful and the colours with sharpness are amazing well done, TFS.
- marhowie (486)
- [2010-06-27 5:42]
Wow, what a great shot of the two dining Anna, it's wonderful..
Wish I could be so lucky :)
Have a great Sunday,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2010-06-27 7:48]
A poignant moment captured with skill and presence of mind, Anna. The "robber" Eagle, as it lands next to the original raptor, looks every bit hell-bent on mischief. It is there in those eyes. That it succeeded in its mission only goes to prove how gullible the other fellow must have been like many of us in our human situations.
It is a classy shot of wilderness as it really exists in a place like Kruger National Park. The position of robber bird's wings at the moment of landing makes it a great action shot too.
Your series has, indeed, been a delight to watch.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2010-07-01 13:06]
The trees are framing well the birds. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Tawny Eagles. It is clear and sharp. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
- greghume (2160)
- [2010-07-04 6:33]
I think many photographers live for moments like these where we can see unusual behaviors. Your choice of speed was fast enough to freeze the heads and bodies while allowing the flapping wings to reveal the real "action" of the scene.
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2010-07-12 4:55]
Hello Anna! Amazing eagles. Dangerous birds. Dynamic scene. Good dynamic exposure. Great effect. Fantastic shot. Well done!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-08-02 12:53]
A superb action capture of the two eagles. Good choice of shutter speed to freeze their movement giving a partial motion effect, and aperture to yield enough DOF to keep both sharp. I like the way they are positioned in the frame and their tight formation. Very impressive!
TFS and have a nice night!