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Eagle Snatch by Mart Smit
Friday, 1st December 2006

Eagle Snatch

by Mart Smit

This was the second time Mart had visited Lauvsnes, a village halfway up the coast of Norway. He went there to try and photograph white-tailed eagles. "I adore these magnificent birds," he says, "and was determined to get a decent picture". Taking pictures from a boat in strong wind, rain and high waves without a tripod "made things particularly tricky". But then his luck changed. "A calm sea, pleasant weather and, most importantly, a co-operative eagle", which plucked a fish from the sea in just the right spot, gave him the shot he wanted.
Equipment: Canon 20D + Canon 400mm 5.6
Mart Smit
I'm Mart Smit (15). I live in Holland. I enter many competitions. I have won four prizes in the Wildlife photographer of the year.

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1st December 2006 at 12:38 am

Fantastic energy in this photo! Keep taking pictures Mart, you have the eye, the patience and some fabulous luck.


1st December 2006 at 6:09 am

Fantastic shot, Mart! I look forward to checking out your website.

1st December 2006 at 11:55 am

Spectacular shot Mart!
I used to have some great bird photographer friends when I lived in Norway, they too were youngsters like yourself, who could spend weeks tracking these magnificent birds and preparing strategies for capturing such shots. Their patience always paid off and today they are highly-prized nature photographers. Some of their most spectacular shots are of these birds.
Keep up the great work, your future is guaranteed.

Dirk Wiese

1st December 2006 at 12:29 pm

Well done.


9th December 2006 at 6:56 pm

Perfect timing! This photo is amazing and inspiring!

Helen Foster

21st December 2006 at 8:37 pm

Amazing—- great shot!!

shirin nouraei

18th May 2007 at 9:54 am

just great

Keira gawne

23rd May 2007 at 3:21 pm

nice shot!

Sheila Prost

2nd July 2007 at 10:05 pm

The long feathers make the shot. The way they’re twisting and distorted is absolutely beautiful. These birds are gorgeous and you presented them perfectly.


16th July 2007 at 10:19 am

The kind of exciting shot one dreams to get. I’m not surprised you won prices with it. Congrats.

25th July 2007 at 7:43 am

Great shot. Possibly a little oversharpened, but perfectly captured high-speed action. It’s amazing that you’re able to shoot such difficult shots at the age of 15! Well done!


1st August 2007 at 7:01 am

this photo will put many a professionals to shame


2nd December 2007 at 12:32 pm

A stunning image. Good luck with your photography.


4th March 2008 at 1:15 am

Amazing! This luck was for a reason!

Peter Cooney

4th May 2008 at 11:48 pm

So great!


30th November 2008 at 12:16 pm

Amazing shot, congrats


28th August 2009 at 8:26 pm

Great capture anf for one so young.


28th August 2009 at 9:29 pm

Excellent shot!

2nd October 2009 at 2:17 pm

Eagles are a nice looking bird.

1st December 2009 at 1:15 pm



6th December 2010 at 3:45 pm

Super…, amazing…, dinamic shot !

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