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Hunting
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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: 2007-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Nikon L37c UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's favourites, CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 2:31
Viewed: 5889
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First of all I would like to thank each and everyone again for viewing and great comments on my previous uploads. Highly appreciated!!!

What you can see in this shot are three Bald Eagles on the right side on the hunt for a piece of fish.
The fish is a frozen Herring feed by 84 year old Jean Keene "The Eagle Lady", a thing she does every morning during winter time at the Homer Spit between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning.
The Eagle top left has a small frozen herring in the left tallon of which the other three would love to have a piece.
They ofcourse are trying to scare that eagle so much that he will drop the Herring to get a part of it for themselves.
Most of the time they don't succeed in there hunt, but sometimes an Eagle drops down the fish and they dive for it all together.

From www.baldeagleinfo.com

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Jean Keene, known as the "Eagle Lady," has been living in a campground on the Homer Spit since her relocation to Alaska in 1977. Jean began feeding a pair of eagles on the Spit shortly after her arrival. Jean worked for a seafood plant where she had permission to gather surplus and freezer burned fish for the eagles. After ten years, more than 200 eagles were coming by Jean's place for breakfast. At age eighty-two, Jean still loads the fish into barrels and then into her pickup for the short drive home. Before she doles the fish out to the eagles, she chops them into smaller chunks making it easier for them to carry. Currently, Jean feeds 200 to 300 eagles about 500 lbs. of fish daily from late December through mid April.

Beginning June 1, 2006, the "Eagle Lady" will be the only person who can feed eagles within Homer city limits. Jean Keene received a special exemption from the Homer City Council which passed a ban on feeding eagles. She will be allowed to continue feeding the eagles until 2010

In order to have enough fish for the winter feeding season, Jean must purchase fish year-round.
If you would like to assist Jean with purchasing fish for the eagles, please send donations to her at this address:

Jean Keene
Box 1932
Homer, AK
99603


Thanks in advance for viewing and comments.
Have a great day.

Best regards, Harry

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Brilliant capture Harry. What an awesome sight. What Jean does sounds wonderful, but what will happen when she can't feed the birds any more?
How great to see these birds like this flying together. So many different poses - super shot
Janice

wow, what an awesome action-shot! :-) i would be happy to see one of the wonderful bald eagles but 4 in one photo...terrific.
excellent clear and sharp composition with superb contrast and great details. well done & best wishes, thor.

Hello Harry,

It could'nt better, what a great picture.
Every bird sharp and with the blue sky as BG.
I am jalous!

regards Gert

Hi Harry,

Mate this is just spectacular, what an amazing shot. Wonderful detail, stunning colours, just to see this in real life would be something special but to capture the moment is just un-real, brilliant work well done.

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Harry,

What an amazing shot, four eagles flying and all four in focus! Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent light and colours.
Very well done,
Cheers,
Mariki

Hi Harry
Amazing inflight action shot
Superb timing to capture four Eagles in different poses
Crystal clear image with great detail
tfs jon

Hi Harry , perfect capyure of Eagles' Action , TFS and good luck .

Hi Harry,
Very nice shot. Good details and sharpness.
TFS
Wei

Hi Harry,
This is much impressive! I get crazy when I have the chance to see only one Eagle, even in far distance and then you show us four at the same time in an incredible capture. Details, colors and exposure are amazing. This must have been quite an experience to observe those majestic birds in the wild like this. Alaska is the Bald Eagle paradise, isn't it? Jean is a lucky lady! What a great lifestyle! … Thanks,
Claudine

Hi Harry,
A nice capture of all these flying bald eagles in one frame. Excellent composition and sharp details and very good timing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Harry,
Superb capture of these hunting raptors in-flight friend!
Splendid composition!
TFS.
Cheers,

Bayram

Hello Harry
What a cool group shot of those flying Bald Eagles with excellent quality.
TFS
Ralf

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-22 7:11]

Hi Harry,
Very nice to see four of them in a single frame. I liked the composition and the pose you captured. TFS
Best wishes,
Selen

Hello Harry,
great capture, superb sharpness and depth of field, amazing vivid colors, excellent clarity and good light, fantastic action and great timing, beautfiul contrast against the blue background.
Angela

hi harry!
thats a great capture with
all in sharpness and with
fine exposure and composition!
great work!

Hola Harry, 4 X 1, un espectaculo en el cielo, tecnicamente muy buena, con una composición fuera de lo normal. La de la derecha parece como que no vuela y se deja llevar. Un saludo

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-22 9:30]

Hi Harry,

Wow! What a wonderful action shot and great notes to explain the picture. You have frozen the moment perfectly. Each of the eagles are wonderful with rich colors and sharp details. I love the assorted postions - the opened wings of the one with the herring are beautiful.

Jane

Harry...wow:-)
Superb air show you managed to capture.
Fantastic story.
Wonderful blue sky.
Amazing is the word here!
Congrats
Annick

Amazing capture Harry! Four inflight eagles, sharp and wonderfully composed in one frame and interesting note.
Well done. Must be grand to watch this. Tfs Richard

What a fantasitc shot! Just great captured, perfect sharpness and natural colours! Great!
cheers
Adrian

Hi Harry,

Very nice to see a picture where you have managed to fit in four magnificant Eagles, just amazing! You have also managed to hold them all in focus showing sharp details. Great wildlife action with good lighting and colours.

TFS

Pekka

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-22 12:47]

Hi I am very pushed for time late home so just a note to say a good picture for now,
Well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-22 13:45]

4 in 1!!!! This is AMAZING!
I absolutely love the different poses!
Very sharp and crisp.
Exceptional exposure.
Brilliant composition.
Very well done Harry!!!!

Joe

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-22 13:58]

Hi Harry

Stunning capture of an amazing site of the three Bald Eagles hunting another ones fish, I think someone should tell them that Jean has fish for them too!
Very nicely composed with a excellent POV and several great poses.
Good details and superb exposure.
Lovely contrasting colours too.

Hil

hello Harry

great shot of these eagles all in focus, i love the look of the
tree ones on the fish of the talon of the left side eagle,
beautiful luminosity on the subjcts with lovely blue sky,
excellent sharpness and details, and great notes too, TFS

Asbed

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-22 22:57]

Hi Harry

Superb group shot - all the birds are very sharp and the lighting is excellent. A masterful shot.

James

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  • Skatto (3)
  • [2008-04-23 0:01]

Great shoot!wonderfull image composition!
what else?

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-23 0:31]

Hello Harry,
Amazing story and wonderful shot. Great all these eagles against the blue sky. Together they appear in a very interesting composition. I just wonder about feeding this birds of prey.
Thanks and best regards
Anne

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-04-23 7:01]

Wonderfull .. !

Amazing shot, DOF, POV, expression are great, nice BG matching also.
TFS
Best regards,
Kean

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-23 8:25]

Hallo Harry,
Uitzonderlijke foto. Alles in deze foto zo perfect. Deze foto mag van mij de 100 punten ver overschrijden. Jammer dat ik er maar 2 mag bijvoegen. En dan zo'n prachtig verhaal er bij.
Groet,
Peter

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-23 8:34]

Hello Harry, Beautiful shot of these fighting one's in the air. Excellent sharpness and superb lighting. Ganesh

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-23 10:00]

hello Harry
lucky day for you and they look like members of airforce :)
i like dynamic composition, POV, light, colours and details
TFS
regards
izler

Hello Harry
If I am totally honest there is so little I can say about this immaculate capture.
The picture explains the note...and the note explains the picture.
I can only thank you for posting this amazing capture and giving inspiration to many (Myself included!!) to achieve like photos..There is always a benchmark Harry and your it!
All the Best
Paul

Hello Harry,
Much appreciated for this awesome sharing with us, I never see so many Eagles in a flying shot like this one, just brilliant!
the lighting is so beautiful that falls on them with a good sharpness, wonderful colour and superb details
this is a top standard photo!
well done
best regards to you
Tony

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-23 18:50]

Hi Harry.
You have here a beautiful photo My friend. very sharp as usual in You work. It is amazing what this Lady is doing to feed Eagles. Mother Nature will be always grateful with Her. Our world will be diffrent if we all act like she does.
Saludos My good friend
Luis52.
Ps Many thanks for Your words in My photos, they keep me going.

Hello Harry,
splendid action shot,
perfect focus and wonderfull colours
outstanding quality shot
cheer,
friendly,
Pat

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-24 16:05]

Hello Harry,
Excellent image of these eagles trying to teach their friend how to share. Wonderfully sharp and colorful, thanks for sharing Harry.
Rick

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-24 22:44]

Hello Harry,

Very nice shot, beautiful eagles. Great colors and luminosity, you also composed and framed very well.. Well done

Everton

A symphony in motion, Harry -- that's how I would describe this fantastic image of four Bald Eagles flying.
Amazingly sharp and crisp image with nothing out of place.
The blue sky, also called 'heaven' at times, looks heavenly and provides such a wonderful BG for these birds.
TFS and regards.
Ram

Hi Harry, splendid flying trio with wonderful focus, fantastic colors and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-25 10:22]

Hi Hary
this is exellent composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Well I'll be, a four in one Harry!
I think one could be minus four fingers, and still count on one hand the odds of this happening in a lifetime..Of course, I don't get out much ;}
Excellent image mf, one of a kind.
Thank you,
Howard

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-04-27 4:44]

Bonjour Harry,

Incroyable prise de vue sur ce groupe de Pigargue. Félicitations et merci pour le partage.
Joseph

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-27 11:15]

Hi Harry

I would have been amazed to have just seen this, let alone photographed it. Beautifully captured in sharp details and a perfect exposure. Your website is pretty impressive as well.

TFS

Karan

These must have been close. I have tried the same shot almost, but even with this same lens they are always just a bit too far for the clarity.
This is a real pleasure to view Harry.
TFS

I wish I could find something out of place withthis shot, Harry...This is one of the most beautiful shots I've seen in the recent past.
Also, I'll be irregular till I get a new comp, Harry. The old one's declared it's down n out!can't even get to use the simplest of PP softwares!My shot will tell you how bad it is for me.
Thanks a lot!
Goldy

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-04-29 13:34]

Wonderful capture,very good sharp and detail...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-01 7:24]

Hello Harry

Amazing image!
The fish lady is an inspiration.
Wonderful vivid blue skies.
The details are sharp with excellent focus.
The POPV is excellent.
TFS

Rob

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-05-01 15:48]

Stunning in-flight eagle presentation. The colors are wonderfully rich and well saturated and look incredible against the beautiful blue sky. Focus and exposure are outstanding also! Interesting note. Hats off to the "Eagle Lady" and kudos to you for capturing a wonderful scene.

Hi Harry.
Splendid formulation type beautiful and dignified birds, super sharpness and exposition. SUPER!
I greet Robert.

Hi Harry,

Amazing visual...
SUPERB !!!!

jp

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-10 5:40]

Hello Harry, that's a fantastic shot! One of the best of that kind I've seen here. Everything is just perfect, congratulations!

Mario

Hello Harry,
Fantastic action shot! What an incredible sight. Four of these big birds fighting over their food. You must have enjoyed every second you spent there.Superb clarity and details. Spot on exposure. Beautiful blue sky as the background. Ms. Jean Keene is a wonderful lady It is amazing to know that even at her age she continues to feed these birds.
Thanks for sharing the picture and also telling us about Jean keene,
Regards,
Smitha.

Really nice action shot. Worth the effort.
Julian

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  • fotosc (557)
  • [2009-04-22 5:54]

swietne miejsce na fotografowanie tych ptakow , gratuluje ujecia :)

this is what i would say "picture perfect" :-)
what a shot!! the right most bird looks as if its riding on top of the other.

well done Harry! TFS!

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