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MattSelbyPhotography

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1-1600 f5 iso500 @200mm

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1-1600 f5 iso500 @200mm

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54 Comments | Report
kayleighdavies
 
kayleighdavies September 04, 2013
great shot !
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar September 04, 2013
precision shot captured!
Rafal_Antoniuk
 
Rafal_Antoniuk September 04, 2013
Wow!
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 18, 2013
Wow, great shot
kyleames
 
kyleames October 28, 2013
Great shot...
keepingitneil
 
keepingitneil October 28, 2013
Good job bro! Nice feature.
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan October 28, 2013
Amazing capture. Congrats on the feature.
sheriminardi
 
sheriminardi October 28, 2013
Congrats on your feature.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 28, 2013
Superb well-timed capture of the capture. Congratulations.
Phototech
 
Phototech October 28, 2013
Great shot! no so good for the rabbit lol
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade October 28, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
catini
 
catini October 28, 2013
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
PhotoThirsty
 
PhotoThirsty October 28, 2013
perfect action shot!
symesie04
 
symesie04 October 28, 2013
great capture
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 October 28, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats!
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes October 28, 2013
Outstanding work, congratulations!
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 October 28, 2013
great capture, congrats
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 28, 2013
Wonderful action capture.Congrats!
PhotoAlaska
 
PhotoAlaska October 28, 2013
excellent
smittyld PRO+
 
smittyld October 28, 2013
Wonderful capture!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle October 28, 2013
Superb timing. What a great shot. Congratulations on being featured
tlotter
 
tlotter October 28, 2013
Great shot,congratulations on your feature
Arianthi PRO+
 
Arianthi October 28, 2013
Great shot! Congratulations. :)
princessdi6305 PRO+
 
princessdi6305 October 28, 2013
Wow great action shot..congrats!!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 October 28, 2013
Great capture!!
matej007
 
matej007 October 28, 2013
Fantastic capture!
sunflowergirl PRO+
 
sunflowergirl October 28, 2013
Holy smokes! Awesome capture! I love how you can see the tiny bits of grass under its wings. Kinda feel sorry for the bunny, though.
BlombomberPhotography
 
BlombomberPhotography October 29, 2013
perfect timing some can wait a lifetime for that
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 29, 2013
Congrats!
zoomstudio
 
zoomstudio October 29, 2013
killer shot
frozenmomentz
 
frozenmomentz October 29, 2013
some places a photographer is meant to be....bravo!!!
mbugua
 
mbugua October 30, 2013
precison shot! it deserved a win.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter October 30, 2013
An amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
craiglittle1 PRO+
 
craiglittle1 October 30, 2013
FANTASTICK SHOT
picsbysherri
 
picsbysherri October 30, 2013
Amazing capture!
frankjrosetti PRO
 
frankjrosetti November 02, 2013
terrific capture! congrats on feature!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 November 02, 2013
very cool shot
Christopher-Michael
 
Christopher-Michael November 04, 2013
WOW!
jbower46
 
jbower46 November 09, 2013
Very nice shot.
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 November 09, 2013
Nice.
TAHammer
 
TAHammer November 10, 2013
Stunning capture
stefanozocca
 
stefanozocca December 05, 2013
Drammatica....ma bella. Bravo!
brendachildersmerritt PRO+
 
brendachildersmerritt December 13, 2013
Awesome Photo!
Defo23
 
Defo23 January 02, 2014
Wow!!!! This is the shot I have been after for years!! awesome
RichardV
 
RichardV February 17, 2014
Speechless!!! WOW
katrinavilchezpatterson
 
katrinavilchezpatterson September 13, 2014
Fantastic
crystalcollins
 
crystalcollins December 15, 2014
wow, amazing capture
marwanfreskax
 
marwanfreskax February 07, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
EvaThomsonWhorley PRO
 
EvaThomsonWhorley March 06, 2015
DAMN!
AWESOME!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi March 09, 2015
voted
Ftwopoint8
 
Ftwopoint8 April 19, 2015
Beauty!!!
MattSelbyPhotography
 
MattSelbyPhotography July 07, 2016
Thanks all :)
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy March 13, 2017
That is an INCREDIBLE capture!!!
Thirdeyesnap
 
Thirdeyesnap October 29, 2017
Incredible

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Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken in Derbyshire, UK.
Time
4pm
Lighting
Natural light here. I think getting this shot later in the day as the sun starts to descend turning more golden, which ironically worked well for this image of a Golden Eagle.
Equipment
Handheld Nikon D300 with a 80-200 2.8
Inspiration
The moment that Eagle catches its prey is the killer shot, its survival of the fittest showcasing the birds immense hunting capabilities.
Editing
Process in Camera Raw, brought up the levels a tad, adding some brightness, saturation, sharpness and contrast.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 Nikon D300 Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 Nikon 24-70 f2.8 Nikkor 50mm f1.4 Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 Sigma 8mm fisheye Genesis GF400 & modifiers Jinbei DC1200 & modifiers Manfrotto 190XPROB/804RC2
Feedback
Be patient, and remember to use the right settings, its no good trying to catch this Eagle in focus if your using a single servo focus which locks when the shutter is pressed. The same applies to your shutter speed, anything under 1/300 is likely to encounter motion blur so keep that in mind (this was shot on 1/1600) another thing to try is a higher frame rate allowing you to take multiple exposures, giving you several to choose from.

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