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Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-25 3:21
Viewed: 2490
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tawny Eagles are difficult rapttors for photography because they are boring,
most of the time they are doing nothing or eating termites, sometimes carrion like here preying on a dead Abdim's stork.
So they are difficult to get in full action because there never act like a big Eagle but rather than a Buzzard or a Vulture

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-25 3:35]

Hello Tom,
A great shot taken in harsh lighting, the frontal POV showing this feeding Tawny Eagle fine details with excellent sharpness in a nice pose.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-25 4:00]

Hello Tom,
Very nice close photo of this Tawny Eagle in great sharpness and taken from a very good low frontal POV. Excellent timing. The light is not ideal, but the colours are beautiful.

Ciao Tom.
Eccellente cattura di questo avvoltoio mente consuma il pasto,con una eccellente nitidezza e ottimi particolari,belli i colori molto luminosi,bene la composizione,BRAVO.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Tom

Great close-up photo, you captured superbly his
expressive glance, excellent sharpness details, TFS


Hello Tom,
Another masterpiece from close range.....with excellent sharpness. What a splendid capture. Perfect details and natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are perfect.

Bonjour Tom,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage bien restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-03-25 10:13]

Hello Tom,
How can you say they're boring? I think they're fantastic birds and would be thrilled if I could capture one in any situation!! Your capture is an impressive close-up showing the Eagle in a fine pose from a low POV. Difficult lighting but you did very well in the circumstances!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Damn ...this is cool! Good evening/day Tom! Fantastic dynamic capture of a gorgeous bird which is completely unknown species for me! I am surprised to know that they can chase termites ...sounds ridiculous, even offensive for such a majestic character ! Brilliant presentation Tom!!! Are you still in Tanzania? Hm ...interesting!
George Veltchev

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-25 19:57]

Hello Tom,
I have to hand it to you at capturing this nice of a shot in what looks like a terribly full sunny day. This is quite an interesting image, showing it tearing the flesh from this unlucky stork.
Even though you had to deal with the glaring sun you still managed to capture some mighty fine detail and attractive colors in his plumage. Love the intense gaze on his face as he dares anyone to try and take his meal. Well done!!

Impressive scene and impressive photo Tom! The pose of the Eagle is fantastic.

Great shot - perfect in very difficult light conditions (heavy sun!).

Dear Tom
Your glorious photos taken in Tanzania make me realize, I won't be able to go there.....

Having a comprehensive library and seen many wildlife sites and documentaries, I feel and know that you are the most accomplished wildlife photographer at present!

Your portfolio is fascinating and interesting, with sharp details, glorious natural colors and each photo photo a documentary in itself.

I add this photo to my theme"animals feeding".
Thanks for sharing your work
Take care

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