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RuwanFonseka

Crested Eagle



Wilpattu Sri Lanka

Wilpattu Sri Lanka
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33 Comments | Report
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam September 10, 2018
beautiful portrait of this magnificent bird
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 10, 2018
Most appreciated. Its a Crested eagle. I dropped a T.
ambermarie_7603 PRO
 
ambermarie_7603 September 10, 2018
Gorgeous!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 10, 2018
Thanks so much
AHogue
 
AHogue September 10, 2018
Beautiful, Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 10, 2018
Most appreciated.
terryc Platinum
 
terryc September 10, 2018
What a beautiful bird, Ruwan! Wonderful composition and detail!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 10, 2018
Thank you so much.
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose September 11, 2018
Truly outstanding!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 11, 2018
Most appreciated.
edhendricks PRO+
 
edhendricks September 11, 2018
Excellent shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 12, 2018
Most appreciated.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 23, 2018
Amazing portrait and magnificent bird:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 23, 2018
Most appreciated.
mohansiri PRO+
 
mohansiri September 24, 2018
Super capture, were you able to capture it in Wilpattu National Park. Excellent shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 24, 2018
Thanks. Yes at Willpattu.
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer September 26, 2018
Great details!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 26, 2018
Thank you so much.
Rafaphoto Platinum
 
Rafaphoto September 27, 2018
Fabulous subject and capture
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 27, 2018
Thanks so much
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 30, 2018
Gorgeous
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 30, 2018
Thanks for the review.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita October 06, 2018
nice pose!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 07, 2018
Thanks for the review.
vincentstepheniehutchins
 
vincentstepheniehutchins October 11, 2018
Wow beautiful
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 11, 2018
Thanks for the encouragement.
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 October 13, 2018
Amazing detail and color! Well done!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 13, 2018
Thanks for the encouragement.
AHogue
 
AHogue October 18, 2018
Gorgeous capture of this eagle. Excellent details!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 18, 2018
Thanks so much.
AHogue
 
AHogue October 18, 2018
I tried the last two times to give you a magnificent capture, but it wouldn't give me a choice.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 18, 2018
Thats alright Anita, Thank you so much for all the support.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel October 18, 2018
Very good photo The crest s a work of art.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 19, 2018
Thanks so much
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel October 18, 2018
Voted.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 19, 2018
Thanks for the encouragement.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 27, 2018
Oh wow.....this is wonderful!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 27, 2018
Most appreciated
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana November 28, 2018
Nice details!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka November 29, 2018
Thanks for the review.
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy December 17, 2018
Excellent capture here !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 17, 2018
Thank you so much
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo January 09, 2019
Beautiful work, Ruwan! Congrats on being a Finalist!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 10, 2019
Thanks so much.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 29, 2019
Congratulations !! Won Contest Finalist in Majestic Eagles Photo Contest
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka January 29, 2019
Thanks for the encouragement and support Ester.
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch February 11, 2019
Fabulous Capture Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 11, 2019
Thank you so much
RickL PRO+
 
RickL May 01, 2019
Exceptional photography
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 02, 2019
Thanks for he review.
marauderfan
 
marauderfan May 21, 2019
great capture, I love the gleam in the bird's eye and his crest
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 21, 2019
Thanks for the review.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal May 30, 2019
It is a beauty. Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 30, 2019
Mot appreciated
Gusmayer
 
Gusmayer August 08, 2019
Wowww
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 26, 2019
Thanks do much
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal December 24, 2019
Congratulations on your finalist and featured award in this one.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 09, 2020
Most appreciated and thank you.
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 26, 2020
Congratulations on your award. Another great nature photograph!😊
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 26, 2020
Thank you. So sorry for the delay in replying.
Lxydias2 PRO+
 
Lxydias2 December 26, 2020
What kind of bird is this? Looks like a combo of an eagle and a hawk.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka December 26, 2020
Thank you for the review. Its a Crested eagle.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel October 19, 2021
Wonderful wok on this image.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 19, 2021
Most appreciated.
estercastillo08
 
Great shot , Voted Wings and Feathers
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka May 21
Most appreciated.

Behind The Lens

Location
Wilpaththu national wildlife reserve is in the dry zone in north-central Sri Lanka.
Time
Closer to mid-day.
Lighting
Fortunately, the cloud cover and the tree canopy gave the perfect lighting.
Equipment
Canon 5D Mark III. The lens Canon 200-400 IS. This was shot from the jeep I was travelling as we were not allowed out.
Inspiration
I always wanted to take bird images in their natural habitat. With a 400 mm lens, I was lucky the eagle perched close to the jeep
Editing
I adjusted the contrast and slight sharpening was done on PS.
In my camera bag
My Canon 5D Mark III, an assortment of lenses, Lee filters, Manfrotto tripod, and cable release.
Feedback
Be patient, very patient. Having the correct equipment helps.

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