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Fish Dinner in the Wild
Fish Dinner in the Wild
basssman7


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Nikon
Date: Feb 13, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2009

Yes this was shot in the wild. :)
Bald Eagles are pretty rare in my are (central Ontario) so I was very lucky to capture this guy grabbing his lunch from the top of the ice back in Feb.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.8319
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8798
Avg (non-participants): 6.6727
Views since voting: 3429
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 238
Comments: 34
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/10/2009 10:58:45 PM
The feathers and shapes created by the movement are just terrific. You captured the intensity of the predator as well. Great work - I just love birds and you certainly did the eagle justice here.
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02/06/2009 11:48:17 AM
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my first ribbon to a DPC Member... (and in my entire life!) ;-) i had to start from someone...

i like everything here, the composition, the action... compliments!!!
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01/28/2009 09:43:53 AM
What a simply amazing capture! You are so lucky to be able to see this let alone get the shot! Congratulations on your top 20!
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01/24/2009 10:13:57 PM
Just freakin' fabulous, Ernie! Well captured! Congrats on a stellar finish in rough competition!
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01/24/2009 12:17:25 PM
Stunning capture!!! congrats.
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01/23/2009 06:31:00 PM
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01/23/2009 12:24:05 PM
Well deserved. Congrats on your great finish.
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01/23/2009 07:21:21 AM
Originally posted by david_c:

Wow, awesome image, Ernie. How far north were you to find this guy?


There are actually a couple of pairs that are now nesting in my area, but you do not see them very often. This was taken along the river just a few miles north of Peterborough.
01/23/2009 07:07:26 AM
Wow, awesome image, Ernie. How far north were you to find this guy?
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01/23/2009 12:19:43 AM
WTG Ernie!!!! great finish... for such a wonderful shot. 1 for the guys , rootin for you man.
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01/23/2009 12:12:23 AM
WOW! I'm speechless, overcome with awe! CONGRATULATIONS on a National Geographic quality wildlife photo. It is incredible!
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01/23/2009 12:09:56 AM
Hey well done...you got me on this challenge...but only just.

Now...my whips are ready...butt are you?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 08:06:36 PM
this is a bird of prey and your capture nails it perfectly!
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01/22/2009 03:36:57 PM
Absolutely fantastic, this definitely belongs in this challenge! Great clarity and colors!
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01/21/2009 10:17:41 PM
Capturing an Eagle in the wild. It just doesn't get any better than this!
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01/21/2009 03:04:29 PM
Must have been awesome to watch but even better to photograph. Parts of the bird look somewhat soft but overall a very nice image.
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01/21/2009 02:12:35 PM
Great catch!
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01/21/2009 12:33:04 PM
Almost as nice as your excellent entry in the previous challenge. 8
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01/21/2009 08:20:19 AM
Amazing capture!! Congratulations!!
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01/20/2009 02:03:04 PM
fabulous
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01/18/2009 08:32:06 PM
wonderful capture...really like it when the wings are up...good focus
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01/18/2009 08:09:47 PM
a beautiful dance that the eagle has when going for its prey - wonderful
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01/18/2009 07:58:14 PM
I hope I'll be able to shoot a bald eagle too... They're such magnificent creatures. Very lucky with the... batman... spreadwings kinda thing. Good shot!
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01/18/2009 01:10:54 PM
The posture of the Eagle is quite magnificent.

Terrific shot.
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01/18/2009 10:26:48 AM
Stunning capture, crisp and clean, brilliant DOF, leading lines compliment this very well , vibrant colours, nice job well done
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01/18/2009 09:45:00 AM
10. I have never seen a prey being dragged in snow!
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01/17/2009 05:16:21 PM
Nice one in the series. But I still think the recent ribbon photo(yours??) was better. Good Luck.
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01/17/2009 04:40:35 PM
great capture 9
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01/17/2009 11:22:22 AM
Wow - cool capture!
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01/17/2009 06:28:54 AM
awesome capture - beautiful detail
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01/17/2009 12:04:18 AM
Fantastic capture.
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01/16/2009 01:56:35 PM
A well captured bit of action :)
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01/16/2009 01:37:36 PM
Well, he's just magnificent and what an expression of determination! 9.
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01/16/2009 12:49:09 AM
Great capture, sharp
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