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A young Bateleur Eagle dries his feathers in the sun!

A young Bateleur Eagle dries his feathers in the sun!
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14 Comments |
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel February 08, 2020
Unique and beautiful. I am always iattracted to the u undercarriage of a predatory bird.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel May 18, 2020
Voted again. This might me interesting in mono.
RudiZ Platinum
RudiZ May 28, 2020
Good Idea, try it later
RickL PRO+
 
RickL October 05, 2020
Stunning action photography
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RudiZ October 05, 2020
Thanks :-)
rosmitchell
 
rosmitchell November 17, 2020
Amazing
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RudiZ July 15, 2021
Thanks a lot :-)
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maryphippsseward July 14, 2021
Congratulations!!!
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RudiZ July 15, 2021
Thanks a lot :-)
Rmay1
 
Rmay1 October 15, 2022
Congratulations on an amazing win. Well deserved
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RudiZ October 16, 2022
Thanks a lot๐Ÿ˜€
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sophiedv October 15, 2022
Congratulations!
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RudiZ October 16, 2022
Thanks a lot๐Ÿ˜€
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lulu2 October 15, 2022
Congratulations
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Thanks a lot๐Ÿ˜€
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Sandypartlow4 October 16, 2022
Congratulations
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RudiZ October 16, 2022
Thank you๐Ÿ˜€
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Aloke October 22, 2022
Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿฅณ
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RudiZ October 22, 2022
Thanks
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DanRT August 06, 2023
Perfect! Congrats!
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Rmay1 December 05, 2023
Congratulations on runner up for Wings and Things contest.๐Ÿ˜Š
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JDLifeshots December 05, 2023
Amazing capture. Congrats!
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Lukekat December 05, 2023
Fremragende photo.๐Ÿ˜€
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontierpark, South Africa at the Cubitje Quap Waterhole. This waterhole is well known for Bateuleur Eagle activities.

Time

I took the picture on my way back from an early morning drive. Picture was taken around 10:00h in the morning.

Lighting

Nothing special on this shot about lighting, because it was taken during the day using the natural light.

Equipment

The shot was taken with a Canon 5D MarkIV and a Canon EF 100-400 LSII. Since I was on the way with my car, the Cam was positioned on a bean bag.

Inspiration

This waterhole in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is well known for Bird activities specially Eagles. The birds come and go to the waterholes for taking a sip of water, drying their feathers before flying of again. Nothing happens at the push of a button, so the best scenes enfold while waiting mostly at the waterholes. Take your time.

Editing

The original raw-file I edited in Lightroom. Not to much, just a little bit in color, contrast and luminosity.

In my camera bag

CAMS: Canon 5D MarkIV. LENSES: Canon 100-400mm, Canon 16-35mm, Sigma 150-600 Sport, Sigma 24-70mm. Tripod, Beanbags and a view Filters.

Feedback

For Wildlife Photography its important that you take your time, because nothing happens at the push of a button! The best scenes enfold while waiting mostly at the waterholes. Try to postition yourself at the best spot for the perfect light, mainly during sunrise or sunset. And it always takes a portion of luck.

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