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Golden Eagle In Flight

Golden Eagle In Flight
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (CaptiveLight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 61 N: 232] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-17 1:10
Viewed: 77645
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in flight. Taken at a private collection of birds of prey. This bird was absolutely magnificent to watch, especially flying along the ground like this chasing his rabbit lure along the ground. This bird was completely hand reared, and the bond between the handler and his eagle was also amazing to watch.

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Hello Miles,
Awesome shot in flight. I love the details in head area with brilliant eyes and beaks. Well managed dof to eliminate all the busyness around the subject.
Well done,

Increíble captura Miles, de una belleza sorprendente. Gran dominio de la técnica para captar la escena , además con esa fidelidad- Buen encuadre, luz y colores. Realmente impresionante !!.
Saludos: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2008-01-17 1:31]

Hello Miles,
though I am personally not so keen on pictures of captive birds, I think this one is impressive. It needs good skills andexellent timeing to take this picture.

Wowwww Extraordinary, great. Amazing. I liked it very much. TFS. Greetings

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-17 2:16]

Wow! This is one of your best shots so far!
The pose of this flying Eagle is incredible!
Exceptional POV getting this bird heading right at you!
Superb eye-contact as well.
Great sharpness and detail.
Brilliant focusing.
Spectacular image!
Well done,

p.s any more on the photo day? - sorry to keep badgering you!

Hi Miles,
Superb work.
Perfect sharpness, excellent POV and DOF
Great composition

Bellissima ripresa! Espressione e posa magnifici! Complimenti!!!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Killer image boss.....TFS

Hi Miles,
I can understand that it was impressive to see as I'm much impressed by this capture! Composition, details, exposure and POV are outstanding! Congrats!

Hello Miles !
Wow, what an impressive capture ! You have perfectly frozen the bird, with lots of details on his face. His pose is wonderful too, as well as the sharp look you managed to capture. excellent composition and POV, nice natural colors, wonderful blurred BG. Looks like the bird was flying directly toward you, I hope he didn't hit you ! :-) Very well done !

Hello Miles
Tnis is just superb..great camera work to get such a superbly sharp shot..these birds move very quickly indeed...On a note was the private collection in bedfordshire?..I have seen that one advertised and thought about going myself.
Best Regards

Hello Miles,
Impressive in flight Golden eagle.
Very good compo and POV.
Well done

Hi Miles,
WOW , very good capture and composition.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-17 8:59]

Hi Miles,

Wowww,what a point of view,superb,you captured this eagle with good timing,well done and tfs


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-01-17 9:03]

Hello Miles,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,natural colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS

Hi Miles,
a unusual in-flight shot of the powerful bird, the front view is very nice.
The sharpness are great and the bird is well seen against the BG.
Well done.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-01-17 11:46]

Hi Miles,

The POV and the sharpness are really superb. Its flying right into your camera. Terrific timing. My compliments!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-18 3:14]

Bonjouir Miles,

Superbe prise. Le focus est très bien réalisé et les détails sont extras.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-18 14:15]

Hi Miles,
Outstanding pov and composition. I like this capture a lot.
TFS, José M.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-19 7:20]

Hello Miles,
Amazing capture! you done it perfectly, fantastic picture, great sharpness and focus,
best regards, Dejan

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-21 1:54]

Hi Miles

A simply magical moment captured!
I think for such a capture, you must have a super fast focusing lens, in order to get that much clarity and sharpness on the head of the bird...i think such photos are really good publicity for your equipment :)
Superb colors, contrast and composition!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Miles, this eagle shot is awesome I really like the pointed view, good sharpness on the head, very shallow dof helps with the blurring. Very nicely composed, good bg separation and contrast. tfs Rgds Necip

bonjour miles
extraordinaire,c'est juste ce que je trouve a dire.
merci de partager.

Hallo Miles
I think taking a photo like this, is like a dream that came true. I dream of a shot like this. All my attempts in this field only turn out capturing only the sky or only the branch or any thing else but a bird in flight. You have managed to capture this bird in flight in perfect pose and the visible details are unbelievable. What impresses me the most is the clear visibility of the eyes and yellow beak. This is a piece well focused, well framed and stunning detailed artwork. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this one.
Kind regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-25 10:23]

Eeek Miles, you need to duck! What an amazing and slightly scary POV. I'm amazed at such a sharp and detailed head on in-flight shot. Your timing must be excellent. Amazing



Hello Miles,
I felt like making your points to half a century & there you are. TFS such a beautiful front profile.

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