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The eagle has landed

The eagle has landed
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Copyright: Peter Wintergren (Altair) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 68] (672)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D 30, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Selen's Favorites, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 6:54
Viewed: 6384
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have spent a lot of hours in the blind this winter. This photo of the Golden eagle is taken in the begining of February. It´s attracted to the place with meat. The eagles are very shy so the blind must be placed in the forest far from human activity.

Most of the Golden eagles nest in the mountains of norhtern Sweden, but when the winter comes some of them are heading south. The population of Golden eagle is increasing in Sweden, thats very good!

Regards, Peter

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Hello Peter,
This image is fantastic, everything.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Hello Peter,
This is a truly beautiful capture with excellent pose from this majestic bird, great details, colors and wonderful exposure. I also love this composition and great POV, This is superb! Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-07 7:24]

Hi Peter,
I see just one problem with this capture, it is not in my gallery, Peter just one word STUNNING. Off it goes to my favorites. Thanks for the long hoursin the blind.

Hi Peter
This picture is fantastic, and pose is beatiful.
Many Thanks for sharing with us.
Best Regards.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-07 7:50]

Great capture Peter. Very well done. TFS

Very good timing, very good capture and very good quality.

Hello Peter , excellent sharpness and color saturation , TFS.

Hi Peter,
This is a magnificent capture of this eagle!
It's really good the illumination here and the clear and sharp details got.
I say it again, it's very good the sharpness and contrast of the image. I like it a lot.
Besides that, you catched a great pose with the wings partially extended.
Excellent POV and DOF used to put away the background, so beautiful in colors.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-07 9:11]

Hi Peter,

Almost if he lands in the living room,excellent capture with beatifull colortones and razorsharp picture,well done and TFS


Hi Peter,
Very good coloration...
Awesome background.
And above all...what a capture! It must have been quite an event to take such a bird.

Great shot!
I absolutely love this species!
The pic is detailed and shows great colors.
The yellow on the feet and beak gives it a touch of colour.
The background is really great!
Time well spent in the blind!

hej peter!
den här har jag inte sett!
really sharp with fine composition
and the eagle in a great pose!
beautiful background and nice pov and dof

wow, so clear and impressive, TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-07 10:57]

Hej Peter,
What a fantastic capture! This shot of the Golden Eagles has all the qualities of a top class shot, sharpness, bokeh Bg, excellent comp and pose and presented with first class colours and lighting.
As this was taken in the wild, it is one of the best bird posts on TN!
Well done and TFS!
Hälsningar, Ivan

Otroligt fint!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-07 10:58]

Hi Peter,

An amazing capture!! The colors and sharp details of this eagle are wonderful. And to catch him with his wings spread like that - Wow.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-07 12:00]

Hello Peter,
The eagle as well as the photo are majestic.

Hi Peter,
Wow that's an amazing capture! I really like the pose of this eagle. Excellent composition, colours, POV and DOF. Great detail. Very well done Peter and TFS,

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-03-07 13:14]

Hi Peter,
well all that time in the blind has paid up well,
I'm sure besides this you must have also made many more excellent images.
Yup Eagles are shy I've had my struggle photographing them,
This is a lovely shot, nice and crisp with good composition and DOF,

Cheers :D

Wow! A wonderful capture Peter! And you put the time into it! Great pose of the bird, fantastic details and beautiful composition. TFS!

Colours, lighting, composition and detail are amazing.
Now I know what to expect from my camera
TFS Janice

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-08 2:55]

A fantastic moment caught, Peter.
What a great pose.
Perfect POV with very good details and light.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-08 3:39]

Hello Peter,
Amazing capture.I liked lighting,moment you caught,sharpness,blurred BG,framing and composition a lot.Masterpiece!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-08 7:03]

salut Peter,
superbe image, la meilleure que j'ai vu d'un aigle sur TN. La couleur est vraiment trčs belle, le mise au point parfaite.


Hello Peter,

What an astonishing picture of this majestic bird! You managed to capture it in all its splendor! The composition looks OK with no distracting objects in focus. The soft and blurred background makes the eagle stand out perfectly. If it was my picture I would have added more space below the bird and crop off from the upper side of the image. But this is just my point of view. The silhouette of the half-open wings is excellent and easy readable against the blurred background.
Outstanding camera work! The correct exposure enabled you to capture great details in both shadows and highlights and the sharp details are a proof of an accurate focus! Very well done! Thank you!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Peter, splendid eagle with great pose, wonderful colors, great sharpness and lovely details, excellent blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-09 5:16]

A truly impressive photo, Peter. You have captured the majesty of the eagle very well with great sharpness and color. Regards,

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-09 15:12]
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This is a great photo, Peter! I really like the pose and the composition. The BG is great (thanks to this amazing lens) and the sharpness is impressive.

I just wish you would have wrote anything about the PP work in the computer.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2007-03-29 14:44]

Cześć Peter. Jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem. Zdjęcie jest rewelacyjne. Doskonały kadr i piękne kolory. Mistrzostwo.

Hi Peter,

Magnificant capture! Great lighting on this one, the plumage just screams with fantastic detail. TFS :)

This is beautiful Peter. The eagle is so sharp and the colors in the out of focus background are really wonderful. Very nice work!

Evelynn : )

Hi Peter,
This is a lovely picture of this beautiful bird and well worth the waiting time. Just the whites being over exposed. I am glad to hear the population is expanding. Here in the UK it seems to be the opposite. The only Golden Eagle in England lost its mate about 4 years ago and has failed to find another although there are some in southern Scotland, not many miles as the eagles fly.
Carry on the good work with the photo's.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-16 11:51]

Peter what a fantastic shot. Well and excellently done.All in the shot are class. Ganesh

Wonderful capture. The underside of the eagles wings is a gorgeous pattern. Nice work!

Hi Peter
Simply superb
tfs jon

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