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15 Dec 2009 7:41PM
great shot

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 7:48PM
well caught detail and the little water spray as he leaves the water
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 7:53PM
A spectacular bird and a spectacular capture Cheryl. Superb.
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 7:56PM
WOW Cheryl,The one Bird i want to get a decent shot of,When i have a car.....
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
15 Dec 2009 7:57PM
I would like to risk it and say this is the best capture i've seen from you Cheryl. Superb detail and exposure and in that close is awesome all the way down to the water trail and also the angle of the wings giving a great view of those talons
Top Shelf by far
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
15 Dec 2009 8:19PM
don't think you got as close as you may have liked Cheryl but the detail is great and well timed also.
harrattp 11 11 4 England
15 Dec 2009 8:26PM
Fantastic detail in all respects Cheryl.

9 10 10 England
15 Dec 2009 8:29PM
Wonderful capture.
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 9:02PM
Nice angle on this shot Cheryl - a great image.
15 Dec 2009 9:03PM
Fantastic shot - well captured indeed

csurry 16 9.2k 92
15 Dec 2009 9:15PM
Thanks all.

From a photographic point of view closeness needs to be offset by the inability (of this photographer) to keep a straight horizon, so you need to allow some space to rotate the canvas.

Need more than a car Steve to get this close Wink You need the assistance of Ole Martin Dahl who is known as the "Eagle man" Grin
15 Dec 2009 10:56PM
Superb Cheryl, one of your finest

15 Dec 2009 11:01PM
Superb capture. Well done. Chaz.
15 Dec 2009 11:54PM
fabulous flight capture. A
15 Dec 2009 11:55PM
10/10 for this shot, beautiful.
Wilmot 9 338 1 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 8:59AM


Need more than a car Steve to get this close You need the assistance of Ole Martin Dahl who is known as the "Eagle man"

Haha,I guess you were on a boat?
Must have been hard to keep still..........
FredF 11 1 France
16 Dec 2009 10:49AM
Fantastic .

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
16 Dec 2009 11:17AM
Brilliant image all round.
Cormy 10 3 England
16 Dec 2009 12:18PM
Absolutely stunning.
Vince_S 8 10 England
16 Dec 2009 2:14PM
Brilliant shot. It is my ambition to try and photograph this bird next year and if I get one half as good as this I will be chuffed.

LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
16 Dec 2009 6:30PM
superb cheryl. Top drawer shot, if i could award another user medal this week i would.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
16 Dec 2009 6:41PM
should sell some serious money! IMO..........

csurry 16 9.2k 92
16 Dec 2009 7:15PM
Thanks all.

Very hard sometimes to keep balance in the boat whilst trying to keep an eye on both the bait and bird as it approached. We had very choppy weather and could not go out at all on the final day, the following week they had mirror calm conditions Sad You just can't tell what you will get and hence why I would like to go again. The main problem with most of the tour companies that organise (and have booked nearly all places available until 2011) is that you pay for the services of a guide when really with Ole there you don't need one. So it means one more person in the boat potentially getting in the way. The company I went with, left everything to Ole and it worked just fine, so I am reluctant to pay a premium for someone else to be there when it is not necessary, However, if I want to go again any time soon I may have to reconsider that aspect.

Can highly recommend the experience though, but not easy if the conditions are rough, I had the bruises to prove it after three days trying to stand and photograph as the boat rocked.
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2009 6:55AM
Goodness Cheryl, another award!!
IN a row you have had: HC, HC, HC, EC, GEA, HC !!!!
I've tried the tenner idea and it hasnt worked yet Wink
Great shot though.
17 Dec 2009 12:40PM
Stunning shot, wow.

jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2009 7:53PM
The title 'another' is suggesting to : yet another award! Tongue
csurry 16 9.2k 92
17 Dec 2009 9:41PM
Yep that's what I meant Jonah Wink

Thanks Scott.

Jonah, you need more than one tenner in the bag!
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2009 4:48PM

Quote:Jonah, you need more than one tenner in the bag!

Oh, I see... why didnt you tell me! Wink
CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 11:43AM
Impressive shot of an impressive creature!
Emmog 9 38 1 England
15 Jan 2010 7:52PM
Incredible shot

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