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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle
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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: 2008-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 300mm F2.8 AF-I, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Arizona, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), Pentaxfriend's favorites, CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 6:00
Viewed: 6395
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Has been a while since my last upload on TN.
Hopefully everything is well with all of you and I'm glad to be back.
Lots of new members and wonderful images from the old aswell as from the new members around here.
Told this before, I know, but will try to catch up a little in the coming time.
Will be hard though because don't have much spare time to spend at the moment.

This Golden Eagle shot I did take last month in Norway. My first trip and serious photoshoot since March last year.
Taken from a hide in the woods of the Province of Nord Trondelag.

Did use the new Nikon D300 with MB-D10 battery grip.
In between body and 300mm lens was also the Nikon TC 14E tele extender attached.


From Wikopedia:

Adult Golden Eagles range widely in size across their range. The largest subspecies are among the largest eagles of the genus Aquila. Length may vary from 66 to 100 cm (26-40 in), wingspan can range from 150 to 240 cm (59-95 in), and weight is from 2.5 to 7 kg (5.5-15.4 lb). As with many Falconiformes, females are considerably larger than males, in the case of the Golden Eagle they weigh one-fourth to one-third again as much as male birds.

The plumage colours range from black-brown to dark brown, with a striking golden-buff crown and nape, which give the bird its name. The upper wings also have an irregular lighter area. Immature birds resemble adults, but have a duller more mottled appearance. Also they have a white-banded tail and a white patch at the carpal joint, that gradually disappear with every moult until full adult plumage is reached in the fifth year.


Thanks in advance for looking at and comment this image. Much appreciated

Best regards, Harry

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What an awesome specimen! Your composition, Lighting, POV, DOF, Sharpness and detail shown of the subject are all very good.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-13 6:11]

Hi Harry,
very nice to see you back here and you return with a beauty. The Golden Eagle is an iconic bird all over the world and you've done it justice here.
Details, DOF, pose and composition are all fantastic - first class job, well done.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-13 6:23]

Hi Harry,
It's nice to see you back :o) Very nice shot of this beautiful golden eagle. Light, focus, sharpness, details on the plumage, POV and composition look very good. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Harry,
Outstanding image!
It's so good the close approach, details got and the imposing pose of the bird.
Love the composition made of this real life -as it is- scene.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hello Harry,

wonderful image of this splendid raptor!


Wonderful capture, the POV and composition. TFS

hi harry!
very very beautiful pic on this fine eagle!
good sharpness with fine pov and dof
well composed to
well done!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-13 6:44]

Hi Harry!
Great to see you back!!
Superb image of this Golden Eagle!
Razor-sharp with immense detail and clarity.
Great lighting and exposure.
Brilliant composition.
Very, very well done!
I hope to see more soon!


Great POV, BG match perfectly. Good DOF too.
Best regards,

Hi Harry,
it's good to see you again.
This is a lovely picture with good pose when the eagle looking over the shoulder.
Well composed with fine POV and very fine details.
Well done.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-13 7:12]

Hello Harry
Excellent presentation.Good POV and very sharp image with excellent details from the plumage.I like the pose of your subject and the composition of your image.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-13 7:47]

Hello Harry,
Nice to see you back in action on TN!
This capture of a Golden Eagle is superb in every way and most of all I like the pose and the direct POV. The technical results of your new equipment are outstanding.
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary image,
Best wishes,

Hi Harry,
Good to see you back with us today! This Golden Eagle is gorgeous. The pose and colorful plumage detail is grand seen so well in this open view. The composition works wonderfully to present this majestic bird to the viewer. Thanks for sharing this. Richard

Hello Harry,
I am very happy to see you back. Really missed your posts.:)
Beautiful picture to announce your come back.Excellent composition, POV and DOf. Amazing sharpness and details. Nice pose captured.
Thanks for the share,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-13 8:41]

Hi Harry.
I am glad to see here after so long delay with once more amazing picture. It is really great as well as great is pose of the bird, pictured scenery, wonderful bokeh and blameless composition of the picture. I like excellent DOF and crisp sharpness of the image also splendid colour palette. Well done and my congratulations.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-13 8:59]

Hi Harry,

It's so nice to see you posting again - I have missed your wonderful pictures. This Eagle is superb. Outstanding details of his head and wing. Beautiful colors with nice shadings. I love the pose and the composition.


Hello Harry,
WOW! fantastic capture, excellent composition and pov, superb sharpness and depth of field, very nice colors and fantastic details, great pose! outstanding shot!

Hello Harry,
Welcome back to TN and am glad to see you post another gem of a photo. TFS


Hi Harry,
A come back...c-:. And how...
Fantastic image.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-03-13 9:50]
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Hello Mr. Stranger

Sure great to see one from your lens again, especially when it's such a beauty. Don't you worry about catching up and being away etc. etc. We all have our moments of going and coming and the rat race rides us bare back as well. We do what we can, when we can and we don't feel guilty or that we owe any one any thing else we're going to catch a complex (or something like that).

I'm trying to figure out if this was a nesting site or was this eagle just feeding? The item in the back confuses me as I cannot figure out what it is. Anyway, it is a lovely clear shot of the bird looking intensely over its shoulder. Wonderful details are visible throughout its plumage which also displays excellent contrasts. Exposure control was spot-on and I like the rich colour tones.

Very well done and TFS.

Harry, Excellent image. Non-distracting background. Very nice colors, especially of the plumage. Brilliant sharpness. Hats off!

- Murali Santhanam

Welcome back Harry with this awsome shot. Great pose wonderfull detail. Nice work, seems like the D300 is also a fine cam. tfs rgds Necip.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-13 14:07]

Hallo Harry,
Tijd geleden dat we een foto van je mochten bewonderen hier op TN. Maar als er dan ook een verschijnt is hij echt super! Wat een perfectie! Alles in deze foto is van zeer hoge kwaliteit. Prachtig!

Hallo Harry,

het doet me goed je weer terug te zien en zo als gebruikelijk weer met een fantastische plaat
Prachtige compo en een uitstekende pose van je model
schitterende scherpte, kleur en details

TFS Thijs

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-13 18:56]

Hi Harry,

Great capture of the eagle!
Beautiful well saturated clours!
Nicely composed!


Sorry, marking for later.

This is a photo I would do anything to get.
The head back, and the perch he is on, are real plus for the composition.
Clear and well focused details make this a gem.
TFS. Nice seeing you back.

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  • farhad (28)
  • [2008-03-14 1:39]

hi harry

very nice shot. i love this look

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-14 2:51]

Hi Harry . Nice to see you posting your fine work again. this is your hight standard we were use to. a very nice POV with rich colours and fine detail. I fine pose with its head turned 180 dg. well done TFS.

I will be back pT

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-14 9:56]

Harry, Excellent shot and lovely composition. Superb view. Ganesh

hello Harry

welcome back among us


what a great image of this Golden Eagle, excellent POV,
excellent DOF, wonderful background, excellent luminosity
of the image and density of the colours, and great
sharpness and details of the foreground, TFS


Spettacolare immagine, composizione intensa e di grande impatto, perfetta da ogni punto di vista. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-15 4:23]

Superbe prise.
Félicitations Harry.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-15 16:00]

Hello Harry,
A stunning image of an incredible eagle. The colors are impeciable and details are razor sharp. Welcome back Harry and thank you for this awesome posting.

Bonjour Harry
Une superbe prise, excellents détails et très belles couleurs, attitude du sujet exceptionelle, félicitations.
Amicalement Robi

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-18 5:12]

A fantastic shot Harry, it has a perfect composition, great pose of the bird and great details. The exposure is spot on! A wonderful post, thanks!


Hello Harry , sorry for my late critique , this is a real wildlife photo , excellent capture of this majestic Eagle . TFS .

Bonjour Harry,
je suis content de revoir tes photos, elles sont tout simplement superbes,
bravo, tout est parfait

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-22 11:04]

Hello Harry

What a wonderful capture of this majestic creature.
The focus is razor sharp and the details are super.
The lighting is beautiful.
Great job.


impressive and majestic, TFS Ori

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