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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: 2004-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F5, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50 Slide, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 16:34
Viewed: 4373
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Bald eagle image I did shoot early morning some years ago during my first trip to Homer in Alaska.
The bird is eating a fish sitting on an old tree-stump.
Every year during winter time therre is a gathering of around 300 eagles at the shore of Katchemak Bay near Homer in Alaska.

I did scan de slide with a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED


From www.baldeagleinfo.com

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. The bald eagle's scientific name signifies a sea (halo) eagle (aeetos) with a white (leukos) head. At one time, the word "bald" meant "white," not hairless. Bald eagles are found over most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska. Combined with British Columbia's population of about 20,000, the northwest coast of North America is by far their greatest stronghold for bald eagles. They flourish here in part because of the salmon. Dead or dying fish are an important food source for all bald eagles.

Eagles are a member of the Accipitridae family, which also includes hawks, kites, and old-world vultures.
Scientists loosely divide eagles into four groups based on their physical characteristics and behavior. The bald eagle is a sea or fish eagle.

Thanks for viewing and comments.
Best regards, Harry

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Hi Harry,
Beautiful image. Good content.
Concerning the composition I do like more your previous posts; the cropping is a bit tight. A matter of opinion though.
I see you scanned your negative. Not often done here, I think.
I have an epson perfection 4990photo. Hardly use it due to time issues; do you think this i a good scan for 135mm and 120 film?

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-11 17:01]

Hi Harry

Another beautiful image - great strong colours, brilliant detail and wonderful pose.


Like this Harry...specially like the colour depth brought out with film. I've just got the coolscan v ed and am returning to film as I miss the certain quality and vitality that the emulsion renders...just need to source an e6 kit as no one local sells them now.
The ripped fish tells the story and the talon puncturing the flesh is rendered well. Best, Brat.

Wonderful light and a very close portrait of the eagle...

Los colores son realmente espectaculares... vaya sitios que visitas... qué envidia.


lovely shot .. wish you had the entire eagle in the frame .. but what is in the frame is excellent, perfect details, no OE of white feathers. Well done!!


Hi Harry,
Good timing on this one. Nice is very nice and the shapness and detail is amazing.

hello Harry

superbe photographie avec un excellent piqué,
j'aimes vraiment ta photo prise au bon moment

la seule chose, personellement j'aurais
moins zoomé pour avoir tout le corps de l'aigle
je veux dire pour voir aussi sa queue au complet


Hi Harry
Obviously there is a very unusual problem here: being too close to an Eagle. This is a pretty unknown problem in Europe.
My biggest concern is the tight upper cropping, the tail being anyway out of focus, it does not really matter.
But all these are minor problems, the big point being the perfect sharpness of the head and the great action, combined with a beautifull blue sky!
Another GREAT shot

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-12 5:04]

Hello harry, what a shot, the only missing part being the tail.But that's a minor issue, for what you have cpatured is a scene with great clarity and life.Good details of the wings too.
Very well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Harry , very sharp and detailed raptor photo , but there's a white halo around the bird , TFS and good luck.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-12 8:29]

Hi Hary. What a Excellent shot. Fine detail with rich colours. very sharp focus. with a very good POV. great compostion. .very well done TFS. Great notes.


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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-12 13:36]

Hello Harry,
And next fantastic shot. Superb sharpness and brilliant colours. Great details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-12 15:09]

Hello Harry,
Great vivid colours and sharpness. After scanning I think you have managed the photo. Otherwise it's a super scanner. I use a Minolta but after scanning I need an other program as PS to make the photo acceptable.
The sky is so deep blue. Brilliant photo.

Super details in this image Harry.

Eagles are something of a specialty obviously.
Very well executed on all levels.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-13 3:39]

Harry lovely shot but slightly too cropped image. Or otherwise excellent shot. Ganesh

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-13 4:53]

Hi Harry,
Personally I don't mind about tight crops in wildlife photography. As this is a scanned slide, I don't think that crop was the issue here either, it must be the full frame version.

You managed to capture this beautiful eagle in a very good light with lots of details, and your timing was very good to catch him eating his prey. Well done and TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-13 7:40]

Hola Harry,
excelente imagen,
nitidez y iluminación maravillosas...
genial trabajo,

Hola Harry,
Extraordinaria imagen como todas las que nos presentas, la composición es muy bella, excelente la definición y luminosidad, con un fondo muy bonito, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Hello Harry !
I just discovered your allery, which is truly amazing ! Each and every picture is splendid ! I like this one because you managed to capture a very interesting moment, while the eagle is eating. Nice sharp details, beautidul composition, vivid colors, and the blue sky makes a wonderful BG. Must be great to watch these impressive birds in the wild, here in Europe we can only see them in zoos. Very well done !

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