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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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1/1250 second
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F/7.1
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420 mm
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400
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Apr 2, 2010, 4:34:29 PM

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Gotcha by thrumyeye Gotcha by thrumyeye
Long time no 'speak'.....
I have been on a trip to Poland, to photograph sea eagles for a publicity project in order to promote eco tourism in this area.
I had never photographed flying raptors before so I assumed this would be quite a challenge. Especially since I had to take the pictures on a small boat without stabilisation ;)
The eagles are so fast and very shy and you've just a split second to react.
So my mission was to enjoy the week and manage to take at least one sharp shot where the eagles is in the frame.
Both missions accomplished I guess....

This photograph was chosen Pic of the Day on The Aperture Academy:boogie:

So if you like this photo....you might help me with a vote for it (just by rating it), but please don't feel obligated. (if you don't like it, just don't vote :P)

Tnx in advance,
=thrumyeye


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:iconjoukonuora:
joukonuora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
:)!
J.
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:iconcute-tiger:
cute-tiger Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing :D
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist
wow
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:iconukwreckdiver:
ukwreckdiver Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Superbly captured :)
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:iconturbokartoffler:
Turbokartoffler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Interface Designer
hyper!
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:iconemrevardar:
EmreVardaR Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Congratulations!..
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Awesome.
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:icongeaausten:
GeaAusten Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
brilliant... please please can you tell me which lens you use ? thankyou
Gea :-) :-)
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:iconklenerwolf:
Klenerwolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow good picture
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:iconrobin-hugh:
Robin-Hugh Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Question :

Has it been fed ?

I am asking you that question because I have seen in Skye Island in eastern Scotland... They take tourists on a boat and they throw fish behind it... Wild birds get used to be fed... I personnaly do not think it witnesses a wild behaviour.

But I know as well that sometimes, birds or other wild animals get used to the presence of humans arround and let them approch much more than other places.

Congratulation for the shot, The frame, the light is perfect, it even shows the marshland or forest behind !

And completely agree with you (I read the comments) : you cannot pretend being sure to obtain a sharp picture under 1/1600e seconds, and 2000 is even better. I have done peregrine falcons in flight and when I could, I was even 2500 or 3200.

Great shot !
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:iconvuxtac:
Vuxtac Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. My camera (Or my reflexes) aren't good enough to take I shot like this.
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   General Artist
I hope you will like my comment that I left on the website for the benefit of other voters! :p
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I liked it a lot......tnx for the praise ;)
(and......I'm a 'she' ;))
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:iconrhunel:
rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   General Artist
Oooops, soooorrrry!!! :blush:
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lilylaughs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Eagles are so amazing that to see one in person(?) is almost shocking! Here in central Florida I've had this privilege twice in one year,both American Bald eagles --one from only four or five ft. away(I was sitting in a car & I guess he/she didn't know it)! I've never been the same! Your Sea Eagle photo gives me that same indescribable thrill! Gorgeous! Thank you always,Lily
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lilylaughs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Eagles are so beautiful that to actually see one in person(?) is almost shocking! Here in central Florida I've had this privilege twice in one year -- both American Bald eagles --one only about five ft. away(I was sitting in a car & I guess he/she didn't know it.If I'd only had a camera!). I've never been the same! Your Sea Eagle photo gives me that same indescribable thrill! Thank you always! Lily
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lilylaughs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Eagles are so beautiful that to actually see one in person(?) is almost shocking! Here in central Florida I've actually had this privilege twice in one year -- both American Bald Eagles --one only about five ft. away(I was sitting in a car & I guess he/she didn't know it!). I've never been the same. Your Sea Eagle photo gives me that same indescribable joy! Thank you always! Lily
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Lurvina Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow what an amazing shot!
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:iconnumber1photographer:
number1photographer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
wow

is the small bird bleeding? what lenses did you take it with?

greetings from Poland :)
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
It's not a small bird, it's a fish. I took it with a Canon 300mm +1.4x converter
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:iconmatthilicious:
Matthilicious Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
pretty f*ck*n brilliant shot
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Tnx!
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:iconimaginary-woman:
Imaginary-Woman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, You were in my country ^^
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
And I liked it!
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:iconogiedomane:
ogiedomane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
featured [link]
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:iconjonfreeman:
JonFreeman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Digital Artist
:D amazing work!
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:iconplaymaker19:
Playmaker19 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
stunning!
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:iconnyla-cat:
Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice shot!!!
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:iconmonsterbrand:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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:iconrhcheng:
RHCheng Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A wonderful action capture and beautiful lighting!
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:iconjuhku:
juhku Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Did you use 300mm with 1.4 extender? f4 or f2.8? Looks very good!
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:iconelliemoo:
elliemoo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :). welcome back too
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:icona-e-w:
A-E-W Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Hele Coole foto :stunned:
Hoop dat je er nog meer van kan maken
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Tnx...ik ook ;)
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:iconwoutart:
woutart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Hoppa! Strakke shot. Goed scherp, net een prooi geslagen. Super!
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louiecablouie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Amazing shot! :)
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:icontmfneurodancer:
tmfNeurodancer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, clean capture! Well done!

:thumbsup:
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:icondragonrichard:
DragonRichard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol the expression on that birds face is priceless :D
Nice shot :thumbsup:
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:iconecplant:
ECPlant Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
take me with you next time :>
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:iconyuigen:
YuiGen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I soooooooooo envy you.... It must be great being a nature photographer isn't it?
I wished I could roam the nature and take awsome pics like you.
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ropo-art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Fantastic shot :clap:
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   General Artist
:salute: not only the eagle :giggle:
but it's :fish: lunch :fish: too :salute: nice :clap:
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Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Fantastic! Which part of Poland did you go to?
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Tnx....I went to Odra Delta (Stepnica)
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:iconrajmund67:
Rajmund67 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Oh, I know the place. I was born and spent my childhood not far away. Several miles to the south. Closer to where the river Warta joins the Odra. An area most abundant with birds, especially during their spring and autumn migrations. I think it's been turned into a National Park not a long time ago. Unfortunately, I moved away almost a quarter of a century ago, and lost touch with that area. Still, I keep promising myself I will return one day. If only for the birds ;)
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Osiriseye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Amazing moment! Great photo!
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:icongrugster:
grugster Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I can't believe that you got a shot like this. That's amazing. :+fav:
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s-t-f-n Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I can almost see that happy smirk on his face :D
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gaara123f Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
i thought it was a wolf head
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kiki-lee7122 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Writer
great shot, very defined :clap:
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