The pick-up. This is the season when migrating eagles (and photographers) gather at lakes and waterways to partake in a feeding frenzy of fish. Show us your bald eagle fish pick-ups.

Challenge #2 in the Wild birds series. Hosted by Ben_Egbert.
Challenge has finished
Raptors only such as bald eagle or osprey, no water birds, gulls etc. They must be hunting for fish over water from flight. They must be at the point of pick up in one of three poses as shown in the samples. a.Talons extended and less than a foot from the water. b.The moment of catch with the talons immersed in the water. c.The moment after the catch, with fish in the talons and the water splash still visible in the image and the bird still a foot or less from the water.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
10 entries
voting
phase has
ended
324 votes
Catch
by itchhh
Click here for full size original image
7th place
3.060
 
low
high
Camera:
Lens:
Submitted: Wednesday, 19th January, 2011 15:41 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 27th February, 2010
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 250
Notes:
Views: 531
Galleries:
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Reason:
Comments:
Saving ...
Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote