- Adam73 (2253)
- [2006-08-24 17:40]
Very cool. They look like Fighter Jets just doing the stare down right befor they pounce. Very cool shot.
- thor68 (5674)
- [2006-08-24 17:53]
yeah, ready for take-off! superb capture, pieter! :-)
besides the 3 "negative" points you mentioned yourself,
that i really do not find so bad, i do not see anything else "negative".
on the contrary i like it - the impressive Bald Eagles and
their terrific poses, fully concentrated and staring together in one direction is marvellous.
well done & take care, thorsten.
- geneafred (54)
- [2006-08-24 18:21]
Wahouuu, this photo is really powerfull, it seems that these two guardians are looking and waiting for the same thing...
You are right, with a blue sky and a tree, this photo will be really great ! But I love it like that too :o))
- blakitan (5517)
- [2006-08-24 18:56]
Great picture of these bald eagles.
Nicely captured and well composed.
Sharp, clear, neat image. Great details.
- aido (4046)
- [2006-08-24 21:22]
Excellent shot! You mention the three things you would like to change but I think we all have something we'd change about a lot of images, I know I do. I think it's a great shot showing them in their 'natural' environment, as unnatural as it may seem. Great detail and the thing that really stands out for me is the exposure. Even with the fairly bright sky you still have details in the darker areas without overexposing. Great camera work and nice to see some wild Eagles on TN.
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-08-25 1:50]
Good morning Pieter,
Just time for a quick visit.
Nice capture. have a great weekend.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-08-25 2:25]
What a wonderful sight. You must be pleased with this shot. Very good camera work. :-)
- metcher (4284)
- [2006-08-25 2:39]
Nice catch. Two bald eagles in one. Good quality on birds. Weather is not your fault. It's often with wildlife so. If you plan to go to zoo, you can look at first the sky, but not during trip. You did your best here.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-08-25 2:45]
Wonderful capture,exposure is spot on.Details,sharpness, framing and composition are excellent.
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-08-25 3:24]
Fantastic picture! Two majestic and beautifull eagles in one shot. Nice POV, only metal pipes are slightly disturbing. It had to be really great day for you my friend!
By the way - bald eagle always remainds me The Muppet Show :-)
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-08-25 3:41]
Powerful capture for these 2 impressive Eagles. I like their parallel pose. To be honest I would have prefer a tree than metallic tubes but I imagine the fellows didn't want to change of place ;-)
Congratulations Pieter and TFS.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-08-25 6:04]
It must have been so thrilling to see these wonderful birds. And to have them posing so perfectly for you like this is amazing. They look like twins, in the same pose and looking at the same place. Awesome Pieter. The one on the left looks smaller tho! I'd be pleased if it was mine. Goed werk,
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-08-25 8:07]
A very nice pair of Bald Eagles here. Amazing how they can look so good no matter how you view them. You did a great job with the conditions you had to shoot under. You handled the light well. Colors and detail in the plumage is perfect. Well done!!!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-08-25 8:12]
Wat een super scherpe foto. Zo veel details zichtbaar in hun mooie verenpak. Ja, jammer van de paal, maar je kunt niet altijd alles perfect hebben. Ik vind de grijze lucht totaal niet zo erg, het laat de koppen van de arends namelijk goed naar voren komen.
- carper (8439)
- [2006-08-25 12:06]
dat is weer eens wat anders dann in de dierentuin.hele mooie foto van die twee samen, zeer goed werk.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-08-25 15:37]
Congrats, this is a great shot with two wonderful birds! Fantastic sharpness, excellent POV and very nice colours. This is a an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-08-25 15:47]
Imposing birds Pieter... although the place where you they find it is not the most pleasant (due to our invasion of the natural habitat).
+ POV, DOF, focus, color, sharpness, notes, background.
= composition, lighting, framing.
- Hay_kes (4027)
- [2006-08-25 15:57]
- Robespierre (1424)
- [2006-08-25 16:44]
Ik ben het met je eens dat het mooier was geweest om ze in hun natuurlijke omgeving te kunnen fotograferen. Dat je er nu zelfs 2 in een foto hebt vindt ik wel heel bijzonder. Zelfs de uitdukking van de vogels zijn haast identiek. Toch wel een bijzondere plaat geworden, ondanks die paal en het staal.
Ik zou hem zelf ook posten.
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-08-25 22:45]
Sharp and detailed Pieter..And two for one! :)
Great post mf.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-08-26 9:24]
Hello Pieter, excllent colors, bg,POV DOF perfect captured and composed details, excllent work, TFS Kyle
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2006-08-27 16:59]
Hi Pieter, you certainly do get about. What I like about this image is the duel focus of the birds and their placement in the frame which makes the composition. Again, very different and well done.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-08-29 1:38]
Majestic birds and well captured!
They look like very alert, and give you a fine pose...
Excellent framing, good natural colours and the details in the birds are amazing but I agree with you about the setting.!
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-08-29 6:18]
Wild bald eagles are definitely worth posting as we hardly see them! Yes, I agree with your criticisms of this photo and I can even add to them - a higher POV would be better but it's a silly thing to say as you are on they ground and they are not!
The exposure is excellent - thank heavens for RAW, eh? I think it's slightly strange that the one on the right has a slightly darker head than the left one - were they different?
- claudine (0)
- [2006-09-01 8:23]
What an amazing and rare capture! You caught two of this wonderful birds at the same time; lucky you! This composition and details are just great! This is a great POV and DOF. Thank you very much for sharing these beauties :)
- annagrace (2996)
- [2006-09-20 8:14]
Ooh, I feel a surge of patriotism! You are incredibly fortunate to see these magnificent birds in the wild. I agree, too bad about the gray sky and manmade element but you can't control everything! Great capture, Pieter, I'm envious...
- Scott (1752)
- [2006-09-23 9:47]
Seems there are more Eagles than gulls.
A close friend keeps a sailboat in Seward Harbour. What a great place to go out on the water.