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Balance Artist

Balance Artist
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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: 2007-03-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Selen's Favorites, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (II) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-27 10:29
Viewed: 5005
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all I would like to thank all the people who did take a look at my previous uploads and to those who wrote a comment. Much appreciated.

This time no action what so ever, I will show you enough of that kind of images in the near future, but a more unusual pose of a bald eagle.
It seems like this eagle has a hard time to hold his/her balance while standing on a tree trunk. Shot taken while standing on the beach of Katchemak Bay near Homer in Alaska. Together with the Nikon 70-200 VR I also uses the Nikon TC17E II converter. The small white dots you see in the image are flakes of snow. Thanks for viewing and comments.

Best regards, Harry

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-27 10:37]

Hi Harry,
Fantastic moment captured. Very neat and sharp. Its plummage is gorgeous and the snow flakes adds motion to the shot. Wonderfully done. Very nicely composed.
I went through your gallery as also your website - you have some amazing shots. I have to confess that it was a rich experience. Awaiting you other wonder pics.

muy buena foto me gusta la calidad de imagen muy bueno saludos pedro

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-27 11:08]

Hello Harry,
There are so many great pics coming in so it is becoming hard to choose!! But this one is fabulous! It looks like it is having a good scratch or practising for ballet! :-)
Very well-timed shot showing sharp details and fine natural colours.
Many thanks and I hope you'll enjoy TN as much as I do! Ulla

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-27 11:40]

Hello Harry,
Absolutely fantastic!
What tension you have captured!
The pose is amazing.
I also love the fluffy feathers and the fanned-out tail.
I hope to be able to take pictures like yours when I grow up...Hehe.... : )

Hi Harry,
A very fine photo of the eagle! Very sharp and nice DOF. Great composition and exposure too. TFS!

Regard, Peter

Hi, Harry, excellent captured, good details and colours, very well done.

TFS, Anders.

Hi Harry,
Very strong image again...
Well composed, excellent decisive moment.
Moody wintery scenery.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-05-27 14:43]

Great shot, natural surroundings, I have to tell myself it cant be the lens cause its on my list of prioities.. in time.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-27 14:58]

Hallo Harry,
Geweldige opname van dit ongebruikelijke standje. Perfecte scherpte en een prachtige compositie en natuurlijke lichtval.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-27 22:42]

Hello Harry
Fantastic shot at this eagle.The POV ,sharpness and colors are perfect.
TFS Michel

Hoi Harry,
Zeker een bijzondere pose. Maakt het natuurlijk weer een 'one of a kind' foto. Erg mooi qua detail en belichting, vooral omdat de omgeving hoofdzakelijk wit is en camera's dan nog wel eens rare dingen kunnen doen.

Hi Harry.
Great capture. Awesome. Great sharpness and colour. Perfect timing. I love the snowflakes too. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-28 5:17]

What a fantastic capture, Harry!!
In what a strange pose you caught it! I love the details on its plumage, along with the fantastic bg and composition.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Harry,
Excellent shot!
Great shrapness and very aesthetic image.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-28 10:32]

Hi Harry,

An absolutely marvelous capture of the Eagle. The pose is magnificent showing him off in all his glory. And the face - wonderful! The feathers and the eye are knockouts. Details are fantastic - down to the claws on his feet. Your whites are perfect. Can you tell I love it?


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-05-28 11:07]

Hi Harry
The real highlight in this capture are the perfect details of the white feathers on the head and the tail! Probably impossible to get that clear in sunshine.

Hello Harry,
You´re new in TN but your pics are really fantastic. I love the action in this image, excellent details and sharpness. A masterpiece, no doubt.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-29 1:06]

Amazing shot of the Eagle Harry caught in action without losing its details, eye contact and holding onto all the requirements of a super shot.
The colour tones 're excellent and the posture of the bird is wonderfully captured.
Well Done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-29 4:25]

Hi Harry,
This is a wonderful photo. Your timing was very good. It's so natural.. Bravo and TFS

Hi Harry

This is a super shot. Love the poise of the eagle. The details are exsquisite.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-06-02 4:05]

Excellent capture Harry, and the poor Bald Eagle does look very unsteady. Nice and sharp, well done

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-06-03 18:36]

Hello Harry,
Only one word for this picture ... PERFECT.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-04 6:46]

Another fabulous shot Harry, superb catch of this beautiful Eagle. So sharp with crisp detail, great POV. Nice framing and good DOF.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-06-06 22:56]

Excellente photo,bravo pour cette belle composition et bravo pour toute les photos sur votre site Proframephotography.
Merci pour l'envoie.

Hi Harry

Awesome timing! Congrats! :-)

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