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Catch of the Day by garion Catch of the Day by garion
I was by the lake just the other day, when this majestic White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) suddenly swooped in out of the white skies some distance away and plunged into the lake, grabbing this huge catfish in its talons. Unfortunately I was too far away to grab a shot of the actual snatching of the prey, but got this shot just moments after the bird got its catch, as the bird flew over the lake towards my direction, gaining height as it went. It then skimmed over the treetops and disappeared, presumably going back to its nest with the catch.

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:iconcoco-fru-fru:
coco-fru-fru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
This is a fantastic shot! Absolutely breathtaking.
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Tragopogon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Unbelievable! Wonderful capture indeed :)
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wildmushrooms Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008   Artisan Crafter
GG awesomeeeeeeeeeee :heart:
Your snap of the day yes? 8D
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Ornigazmicus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Splendid capture! I always love shots like this... :D
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Tarou-tography Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Awesome as always :D 8D
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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albertabrie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Amazing focus...especially because you had so little time!
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It was mainly reflexes, no time to change settings too ...just aim and fire lol. ;)
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kkool Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Photographer
wow what a catch, both you and the bird ;)
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I was kinda lucky to be in the right place and right time. :)
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:iconkkool:
kkool Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008   Photographer
no prob's ;p
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Empa85 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! i really love it!
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:icongarion:
garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Glad u like it! =D
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mentaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot :)
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow that is a amazing catch nice shot and way to be ready
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Actually I wasn't really ready lol...I was trying to shoot a kingfisher when this bugger suddenly popped up...I just aimed and kept firing the shutter. lol.

But learned a good tip...always leave your camera on and keep your hands near it! :)
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yes a very good tip indeed way to be ready to snap
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
:eyepopping: WOW! What a wonderful capture - you and the eagle! I am so envious :love:
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yeah but I'm sure the eagle had a better catch than me definitely! =D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
:laughing:
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb capture !
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:icongarion:
garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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cycoze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome =)
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joeelway Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Super catch of the day.
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :) Indeed it was!
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Merlinstouch Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Beautiful
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garion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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