Chris Wahl

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  1. Dutch wilderness nice ones Fons!
  2. Like Ann already said ... there is passion to be seen ... nice!
  3. Thank you so much and say hello to your dog Fons, all gear except for the Tripod + Gimbal and some smaller unbreakable stuff (adapters, cables etc.) went into the hand luggage ... I used the Lowe Compu Trekker Plus AW (see here for the new version of it, I have the old one) and a small messenger bag (not a photography bag) for even more small stuff. Tripod, clothes, shoes etc. went into the Pelicase... Regarding the international flights luckily nobody checked the weight of all that ... On domestic flights in Japan however they did and I had to pay a little reasonable extra but never had any problems ... hope that helps... Cheers Chris
  4. nice ones Fons! There are a couple of real Fons Baerken images among them ... that b/w conversion of the last one is very cool ...
  5. Oh yes Fons .... hopefully I'll be able to return one day ...
  6. that's seriously cool and a little bit Learyesk ... great!
  7. Thank you so much for your kind words Armando, much appreciated! yes, these eagles are huge which makes photographing them in flight a lot easier than e.g. kingfishers or bee-eaters etc. I used the D4 and the D800 and had my zooms with me i.e. the 24-70, 70-200 and 200-400. All of above images with the exception of #7 were taken with the combo D800/200-400 ... #7 was taken with the D4/200-400. cheers Chris
  8. Amen...
  9. Many thanks to you all, I am glad you enjoyed the images! Anthony, of course I have thousands more ... I will post one or two sets of swan images and one or two covering all the other bits and pieces ... then all is covered ... Once more, thank you all!
  10. Great set of images Alex, I really like the colorful lights of the city and their reflections in the water ...
  11. Thanks Dallas!
  12. A Lot Of Eagles

    Editor's note: Chris has presented some of the best bird in flight shots I have seen in a long time in this collection. I had to think really hard about which one to select for the Inspiration gallery and decided on this one mainly because I think the angle and light provide such a lot of impact. Amazing collection!

    © Chris Wahl

  13. Thank you Mr. Dahms... It is my pleasure to cause trouble
  14. On three (early) mornings we went on a ship that took us just outside the harbour. We did expect sea ice but there was none while were at Hokkaido. Well, we took what we got and it was good. The crew on the boat fed the eagles frozen fish. The good thing was that they fed them whole fish and not just pieces... The bad thing was that a lot of that fish were species like flatfish i.e. fish that typically can not really be caught by eagles Two of the three mornings were overcast, dull and snowy so although we got great images the light was far from being perfect but the third day was just perfect. We saw two types of eagles: Steller's Sea Eagle: Steller's sea eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae that lives in coastal northeastern Asia and mainly preys on fish and water birds. On average, it is the heaviest eagle in the world, at about 5 to 9 kg (11 to 20 lb), but may be below the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) in some standard measurements.It is named after the German naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller. White-tailed Eagle: White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) are also known as eagle of the rain, sea grey eagle, erne, gray eagle, and white-tailed sea-eagle — is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers. It is considered a close cousin of the bald eagle and occupies the same ecological niche, but in Eurasia. Most beautiful, impressive and majestic birds ...but now for the images ... I hope you like them Chris #1 A Steller's shortly before grabbing fish ... what a bird ... those claws ... #2 One of those images with a fish ... well ... #3 I tried to catch the moment where the fish is still in a spray of water ... difficult moment to catch ... #4 Look at the face of the bird ... if those eyes focus you ... well ... you're in trouble ... from the perspective of a fish ... and mine ... #5 A White-tailed eagle ... they look distinctly different than the Steller's ... #6 However, I am not 100% sure about this one ... my guess is, that it is a juvenile Steller's ... #7 Titans at work ... especially the juvenile white-tailed eagles specialized in stealing the fish from the older ones ... it was an epic battle and this is the image I like best from a series of 10 images or so #8 At the pier itself it was fun shooting them ... #9 I had to laugh watching this huge guy trying to tiptoe whatever it was that he stalked .. eagle vision ... It is a bit of a pity that he was just about doing his eagle eyes but I like the shot nevertheless. #10 and here is the gull ... I really like that image although it's "only" a gull ... it's nicely isolated from the water ...
  15. keep us posted Mike