Wilderness photographer of the week
Today was a first for me as one of my pictures got chosen as Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness by Ranger Diaries and Bush Boyes. I have sent some pictures before to see if any got chosen but haven´t had any luck until today.
The “Wilderness competition” to get photos published is really stiff as there are many professional photographers sending photos, to Ranger Diaries, from their excursions in the wilderness of Africa. That makes this a little special for me as some of the photographers are really good, if you ask me.
My photo that got chosen is taken last Saturday in Kalvträsk during the Golden Eagle workshop there. It is a photo of the male Golden Eagle that is coming in to land during the blizzard we had for most of the day.
I wanted to take more action oriented photos this time and I think this 3 day workshop produced many good photos for me and this is actually one of the better. I really like the Golden Eagles pose as it is stretching the legs forward preparing to land. I also go the extra element of snowfall and that is what really makes this picture a little bit special to me.
The technical part of the picture is great as I nailed what I wanted and I used a shutter speed of just 1/640s to get the diffuse wing tips that I like.
Personally I think this is one of the better photos that I have taken of the Golden Eagle during my workshops in Kalvträsk. I will probably make a 100x70cm canvas of this picture and put it up for sale.
I hope you all enjoy the picture in the same way as I do.