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Old June 2nd, 2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Eagle strike

A bald eagle dives onto its prey along the shores of Shelter Island in Alaska.

Shot with a GoPro Hero cam.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: Eagle strike

Great capture, Dean!

It is a very unusual head-on view that adds impact. I'm not sure if slowing the frame rate would add or detract from the impact of the strike. At normal speed it almost looks like it was made from digital enhanced footage/artwork rather than reality filmed with a GoPro.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Re: Eagle strike

Dean,

Pretty cool raptor shot.

Now is this a territorial strike at you and your camera, or is it baited somehow?

I shoot raptors all the time, looks like a goshawk strike almost (other than they come through the trees wicked fast and hit you).
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Old June 18th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Cool. I agree with Tony though that it looks a little unreal. Maybe part of it is the lens distortion.
So you set the GoPro on the beach and put a piece of fish in front of it and just waited?
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Old June 18th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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I slowed it down for a kick in Vegas
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #6
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Dean,

Pretty cool raptor shot.

Now is this a territorial strike at you and your camera, or is it baited somehow?

I shoot raptors all the time, looks like a goshawk strike almost (other than they come through the trees wicked fast and hit you).

This was a scrap piece of fish on the beach in front of the GoPro.

The slightly odd look is probably due to the fast shutter speed the GoPro uses to adjust exposure.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #7
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BTW, the dirt flying up at the end of the shot reminds me of some of the debris flying in "Saving Private Ryan".
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