rogerstelfox PRO
rogerstelfox

IN FOR THE KILL by Roger Stelfox



Grey Eagle attack

Grey Eagle attack
Read less

Views

7411

Likes

Awards

Featured
Absolute Masterpiece
Top Choice
Superb Composition
Superior Skill
Magnificent Capture
Jaw Dropping
MCBPhotography Linque onyanita springdavison AllanSeppa FeliciasFotos paultownley +98
Peer Award
Pakhomova sureshy learwoody Mandarinetto1965 grandpa_Vlad KarenKhawand ChasingShadows +75
Outstanding Creativity
rw1979 mreinosozucco richardsly vbrbrickey383255561 lilianabennici dorian mandyhoole +52
All Star
NorthernLynx deanmilam eizosnahmed teresaharjula Ajanovic eranschaffer Hector +25
Genius
Doriography jld83photography stevenhickman MINDTRAVELER helenwood PhotographyByDonnaG mctavishlane +1
Great Find
samuelscottloveland alishadavisthacker eugenemischenko debrakeushgenianbouderra lyndasadler Phillip2r rhondamummert +1
Exceptional Contrast
THOMMAS Loismargaret1954 polarbearsrme Outa_Control_Saturn jamiegandy AliAlzuhair
One Of A Kind
truth1943 jenay68
Virtuoso
estevegallardo hartnett523

Emotions

Impressed
gman176 _Charna_ Batz mickeyherd

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class week 6
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 10 class week 5
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class month 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Biggest Photofocus Photo ContestTop 30 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


108 Comments | Report
gunners42
 
gunners42 August 07, 2013
Wow awesome Capture....
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards August 08, 2013
stunning! well done
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair August 27, 2013
Great capture!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph September 05, 2013
Amazing capture! -Ralph
sheacam
 
sheacam September 10, 2013
Another Superior Capture!
Forfarlass PRO
 
Forfarlass October 19, 2013
This is a stunning action image. So much detail . First Class.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK March 04, 2014
Amazing stop-action and detail. Congratulations on your Feature!
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith March 04, 2014
CONGRATS ON YOUR Feature! Awesome capture!
steo
 
steo March 04, 2014
brilliant capture
lito
 
lito March 04, 2014
Great shot!
PhotoLux
 
PhotoLux March 05, 2014
Awesome!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 05, 2014
Superb well-timed capture. Congratulations.
hodsongolby
 
hodsongolby March 05, 2014
Really nice work
ybuhac
 
ybuhac March 05, 2014
Wow great shot, congratulations on your feature
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson March 05, 2014
Superb shot and congrats with your feature. Brian
TeddyChan
 
TeddyChan March 05, 2014
It has strong legs, great shot ^^
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates March 05, 2014
Wonderful capture! Congrats!
dianegrenier PRO+
 
dianegrenier March 05, 2014
wonderful capture, congratulations
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 05, 2014
Excellent capture.Congrats!
catini
 
catini March 05, 2014
Amazing capture and sharpness, congrats on your feature!
WyoGalPhotography
 
WyoGalPhotography March 05, 2014
Congrats on feature!! Very much deserved!
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn March 05, 2014
Wow, too dang cool!!!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz March 05, 2014
Really good! Congrats!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake March 05, 2014
Fantastic capture !
RavIvar
 
RavIvar March 05, 2014
Beautiful capture...
kkat PRO
 
kkat March 05, 2014
Super Amazing!!! Congratulations!!!
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer March 05, 2014
Great shot!
Darren_Almond
 
Darren_Almond March 05, 2014
Superb shot, right on the money!!
san_bec
 
san_bec March 05, 2014
Awesome capture.. you can share it in "Animals in motions"
jinxfarmer
 
jinxfarmer March 05, 2014
Perfection!
SteveFlint
 
SteveFlint March 05, 2014
wow!!
nitti
 
nitti March 05, 2014
Crazy good....congrats
Amiqdadi PRO+
 
Amiqdadi March 05, 2014
Great capture, congrats ;)
BLPhotography PRO
 
BLPhotography March 05, 2014
Perfect timing. Well done!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall March 05, 2014
Awesome! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
barbaraseager
 
barbaraseager March 05, 2014
Awesome capture
jyl8833 Premium
 
jyl8833 March 05, 2014
Nice catch!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 05, 2014
Magnificent capture! Congrats!
fredbarber
 
fredbarber March 05, 2014
Your timing is exceptional to say the least! This is such a perfect shot in focus, lighting, depth of field, just in every way. Congrats on the Feature and the amazing picture.
bobbrack
 
bobbrack March 05, 2014
Wow! Nice!
WeeZie PRO
 
WeeZie March 05, 2014
Wow, awesome capture. Congrats on the feature!!
happyclicker
 
happyclicker March 05, 2014
Wow very exciting!
bobbynall PRO
 
bobbynall March 05, 2014
Just awesome !!!!
ianshearsmith
 
ianshearsmith March 05, 2014
awsome shot,well done!
trisharandall Premium
 
trisharandall March 06, 2014
Fantastic capture :)
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer March 07, 2014
awesome
rpaliwal
 
rpaliwal March 07, 2014
Like slipped or skidding car .. in Air
great..
LindaT
 
LindaT March 07, 2014
sharp, dynamic, fantastic and congratulations !
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson March 08, 2014
Excellent shot Roger and congrats with your feature. Brian
niharpradhan
 
niharpradhan March 08, 2014
Amazing Shot...
LauraRetyi
 
LauraRetyi March 08, 2014
What a Catch! Congratulations on a well deserved won!
saurilhutabarat
 
saurilhutabarat March 08, 2014
superb..congrats on your feature..!!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 08, 2014
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
CG PRO+
 
CG March 08, 2014
Amazing Capture
frederickwwalanda
 
frederickwwalanda March 08, 2014
Superb!!!
susanhuckins
 
susanhuckins March 09, 2014
Incredible capture. Well done. Susan
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard March 10, 2014
Spectacular capture!
kimberlydavidson
 
kimberlydavidson March 11, 2014
VEry cool
wolfgangprader
 
wolfgangprader March 14, 2014
great capture!
philmit
 
philmit March 15, 2014
This is one fantastic shot, bet you had tons of patience setting up...
J_Winder
 
J_Winder March 16, 2014
Wow! Amazing capture!
tarnelless
 
tarnelless March 20, 2014
Awesome.
F8user PRO
 
F8user March 21, 2014
Great action sho! Congrats
finnurandrsson
 
finnurandrsson March 24, 2014
Great shot vell dunn
LCdutch PRO
 
LCdutch March 25, 2014
Incredible shot. Good shooting.
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti March 28, 2014
terrific! congrats on feature!
Dragonflies_Dream
 
Dragonflies_Dream April 04, 2014
Awesomeness at its best! WOW
ajpapez
 
ajpapez April 16, 2014
Great photo
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 16, 2014
incredible shot! :)
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel April 19, 2014
Fantastic shot. Love the birds of prey.
cuegirl87
 
cuegirl87 May 12, 2014
that is awesome! amazing shot!!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer May 14, 2014
voted...awesome capture and the details are outstanding!
billchildress
 
billchildress May 30, 2014
Awesome shot.
paultownley
 
paultownley May 31, 2014
Wow watta awesome capture in flight...........fantastic.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 23, 2014
magnificent
Brent7
 
Brent7 June 29, 2014
Just imagine if that beautiful eagle could see how spectacular this picture is.
janetchessum
 
janetchessum December 03, 2014
Great capture
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 05, 2014
Great capture
clairewills_9507
 
clairewills_9507 December 05, 2014
Amazing shot
Ingleman
 
Ingleman January 01, 2015
Great timing, dramatic capture!
satishv
 
satishv January 14, 2015
wonderful capture
karlvoss
 
karlvoss January 31, 2015
Very, very good action shot
Petergwy PRO+
 
Petergwy February 17, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Petergwy PRO+
 
Petergwy February 17, 2015
Oh My!
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography February 27, 2015
Awesome shot. Great capture.
slawakladocznagryta PRO
 
slawakladocznagryta March 07, 2015
superb!
mikefinding PRO+
 
mikefinding March 15, 2015
THAT is superb! A beautiful creature!!!
craigmcghee
 
craigmcghee March 19, 2015
Superb action photograph.
NeilTorr
 
NeilTorr March 19, 2015
Cracking capture, very impressive. Confused me at first as I know these by another name - Chilean Blue Eagle - but it is one and the same. There's one at our nearest bird of prey sanctuary
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau April 23, 2015
Awesome capture :-)
fredstein PRO+
 
fredstein April 24, 2015
Great shot!
charlenecampbell-wood PRO+
 
charlenecampbell-wood April 27, 2015
Awesome!
deborahfreeman
 
deborahfreeman May 02, 2015
wonderful capture
RoadKing1985 PRO
 
RoadKing1985 May 09, 2015
Ready get set DINNER!!!:) Wow excellent shot! Thanks for sharing!:) Love the color and details.
Ottovan
 
Ottovan May 12, 2015
Sweet
dsh_photo
 
dsh_photo June 12, 2015
Great timing!
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson July 01, 2015
Superb photography. Brian
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments July 12, 2015
Wow!
RTISTICSHOTZ
 
RTISTICSHOTZ July 27, 2015
Grace and Power. The Eagle and the shot itself. EXCELLENT !
ckaeha
 
ckaeha August 09, 2015
amazing
Settlers
 
Settlers April 02, 2016
Great capture. Which lens did you use?
CostasPan
 
CostasPan June 19, 2016
Excellent shot!!!
cdelgado
 
cdelgado September 01, 2016
very nice!
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly April 05, 2017
sweet as photo.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe July 28, 2017
Great capture!
Kerro PRO
 
Kerro October 17, 2017
What an amazing photo. Well done.
judimckail
 
judimckail October 08, 2018
Wow - fantastic photo
gman176
 
gman176 Sep 27
Outstanding capture!

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
I was invited to attend with a view to photograph som birds of prey as an old friend had been given a 'hands on session' at the Bird of Prey centre, Herrings Green Farm, Biggleswade. UK. This raptor is 'Eddie' the Grey Eagle.
Time
Late morning.
Lighting
The weather was overcast but light cloud so no harsh shadows caused any problems.Shot at F8
Equipment
This was shot on my old Canon 1D Mk4 with a 70-200 F2.8 L series lens without IS.
Inspiration
I was taking a number of approach shots as this Eagle flew from a post to a friends baited leather gauntlet. I tracked the bird as he flew past within 10 feet of me, and used short burst high speed shutter. This was my favourite out of the group, and the bird only made two passes. The concentration of the bird coming in for the kill (bait) and the wing position makes it for me.
Editing
Usual curves and slight level adjustment.
In my camera bag
I now use a Canon 5D Mk3 & Canon 1DX2, with an assortment of lenses depending on what I am shooting. EG Canon 300mm L F2.8 IS Mk1, Sigma S 150-600, Canon 24-104mm L IS F4 Mk1, Canon 70-200 F2.8 L non IS, Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 IS, Canon 135mm F2.0 L, Canon 85mm 1.2 L.
Feedback
To get the best Birds in flight shots I find practice makes perfect, specifically when trying to track the bird and not lose the focus, is not easy especially with a heavy lens. I tend to shoot in Manual exposure regarding Shutter Speed and Aperture as the light sky will often under expose the bird. I shoot between F4 and F8 depending on the light available and if I want back to front sharpness via depth of field, as long as the head and eyes are sharp. I prefer a shutter speed that can give slight movement in the wings but not creating any blurred body feathers which is why good tracking is essential. The Cameras fast tracking focus is obviously a plus along with a high multiple shutter option and the 1DX2 is ideal for this. Captive birds give many opportunities to practice, and variety as many will not be native to your location.

See more amazing photos, Follow rogerstelfox