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White-tailed Sea Eagle


Posted by Des on Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 am

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One from a few days ago. We were blessed with some great conditions this year - light snow, blizzard, overcast as well as low winter sun. This allowed us to try for different shots during our visit.

D4s, 300mm f2.8 + TC14, f6.3, 1/2000th, ISO900.
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by david fletcher on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:45 am
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this has just go to be on my "before bucket list"... nicely done Des
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by Ron Day on Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:50 pm
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Extraordinary shot, Des. The dynamic, spread-wing pose is awesome, and the prey is icing on the cake.
 

by Des on Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:03 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Extraordinary shot, Des. The dynamic, spread-wing pose is awesome, and the prey is icing on the cake.

Thank you, Ron, glad you like the shot. In the interest of transparency, the fish is tossed into the sea for the Eagle to grab, and thus it's not a living prey. We do however, use their natural food (in this case a mackerel), and they don't always come to 'fish'.
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by Ron Day on Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:48 pm
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Des wrote:
Ron Day wrote:
Extraordinary shot, Des. The dynamic, spread-wing pose is awesome, and the prey is icing on the cake.

Thank you, Ron, glad you like the shot. In the interest of transparency, the fish is tossed into the sea for the Eagle to grab, and thus it's not a living prey. We do however, use their natural food (in this case a mackerel), and they don't always come to 'fish'.

Thanks for that information, Des. 
 

by Robert Sabin on Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:40 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
Extraordinary shot, Des. The dynamic, spread-wing pose is awesome, and the prey is icing on the cake.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:22 pm
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A truly beautiful image.
 

by OntPhoto on Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:16 pm
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Very nice shot. Beautiful bird. To each their won but I may have preferred a horizontal framing.
 

by Gene Gwin on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:18 pm
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Des, This is a WOW shot. Congratulations.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:19 pm
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Well done- what a fine shot! I guess baiting is pretty Ok in these circumstances- thanks for sharing that info.
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by kasra haghgou on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:57 am
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wonderful shot, superb pose and action.
 

by Neilyb on Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:40 am
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That is a cracking shot, wish I was back on that boat :)
 

by Jan Wegener on Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:20 am
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beautiful eagle image with a gorgeous background
 

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