Phoenix Rising

© Nick Lagos

Phoenix Rising

Gail Vitikacs Student 1/11/2008 4:02:11 AM

INCREDIBLE! Should be in a magazine! #827207

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/11/2008 4:03:39 AM

I see a winner here, Nick, great image.


Dominick #5323140

Lori Dunn 1/11/2008 4:07:47 AM

An amazing capture! #5323173

Claudia Kuhn 1/11/2008 4:09:48 AM

Wonderful timing Nick! Terrific! #5323188

Brett Dolsen 1/11/2008 4:12:05 AM

Awesome capture Nick!!
Brett #5323208

Lisa J. Boulden 1/11/2008 4:16:22 AM

What a fabulous capture and wonderful pose! Great timing. (Somehow, he looks to me like he's having fun, jumping on a trampoline!)
Blessings, Lisa #5323231

Lynne Morris 1/11/2008 4:23:17 AM

Wow Nick, this is an awesome capture, amazing clarity and details and perfect timing! #5323258

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/11/2008 4:27:26 AM

Oh wow!!! Outstanding!!! #5323284

Sheila Faryna 1/11/2008 6:48:36 AM

Wow!!! Amazing capture and timing Nick :-) #5324017

Michelle Alton 1/11/2008 8:13:55 AM

The title is just PERFECT! What an amazing image!

Michelle #5324250

Guy D. Biechele 1/17/2008 12:11:49 PM

Superb capture! Really amazing image. #5354164

Kristi A. Howson 1/23/2008 9:04:20 PM

You get the most amazing shots mate. A very dynamic and powerful image! #5384616

Dianna Murphy 2/25/2008 7:43:50 AM

Wow, amazing image. #5548997

Jennifer L. Alder 2/29/2008 12:24:20 AM

WOW from me as well, Nick!
Sensational capture-- huge congrats on this well deserved POTD! :) #5570670

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/29/2008 12:45:08 AM

AWSOME AWSOME capture!!! Amazing!!!
HUGE Congrat's on a VERY deserved POTD!!! #5570724

Avril Mrs Young 2/29/2008 1:18:34 AM

outstanding photo....congrats! #5570815

Mary K. Robison 2/29/2008 1:25:35 AM

Perfection!
Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Nick! #5570835

EVELYN T. THOMPSON 2/29/2008 1:53:36 AM

Beautiful and perfect timing.
I would love to know which lens you used to capture this beautiful creature. What distance would you estimate you were from the bird?

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Michelle Alton 2/29/2008 2:07:14 AM

What an absolutely INCREDIBLY beautiful capture! A completely well deserved POTD. Congratulations, Nick!
Michelle #5570953

Michael S. Lazarus 2/29/2008 2:19:15 AM

This is what's really great about POTD. You get to see some incredible shots like this one. Congratulations NIck! #5570986

Milan Banik 2/29/2008 2:32:16 AM

superb shot- love this ,deserved potd.congratulations #5571010

Robert G. Stalnaker 2/29/2008 2:37:18 AM

Like Evelyn Thompson asked about the lens and distance, I too would like to know about the image so I am sure what I am looking at. Is it a composite photo? Is this a captive animal? Was a flash used? To really understand an image and learn, it would be nice to have some basic info like Evelyn asked re lens and distance, captive versus wild, etc. Thanks Nick. Enjoy your gallery as you are a fav of mine. #5571018

Joy Rector 2/29/2008 2:42:00 AM

congrats on the POTD #5571030

Linda D. Krehbiel 2/29/2008 2:54:34 AM

This is outstanding. Great POTD! #5571083

RC Fritz 2/29/2008 3:54:13 AM

WOW!!Perfect timing, Nick! Congratulations! #5571383

Bob D. Hall 2/29/2008 3:54:18 AM

Great shot, Nick! Very well done! #5571385

Marilyn Flanagan 2/29/2008 3:57:25 AM

Beautiful! #5571411

Claudia Kuhn 2/29/2008 4:03:33 AM

Big congrats on your potd! Great to see this one again! #5571440

Josselyne Klecanda 2/29/2008 4:17:06 AM

WOW!!!Incredibly outstanding. I am in awe.
Congrats for great work of art. #5571506

Pamela E. Hubbard 2/29/2008 5:06:14 AM

I am in awe..(my jaw drops as I stare at your photo) One of the most incredible images I have seen. #5571780

Mike Umbreit 2/29/2008 5:15:27 AM

Nick - Great shot! Congratulations on your POTD! - Mike #5571833

Kathy L. Clark 2/29/2008 5:23:05 AM

What a glorious image of this beautiful bird Nick. Congrats on a very well deserved POTD. I have never seen one of these before. I thought it was an albino Eagle. #5571867

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/29/2008 5:23:32 AM

Excellent capture, Nick, hearty congrats on your POTD!
-Debby
#5571868

Nancyj Hovey 2/29/2008 5:26:41 AM

Congrats on your Awesome to start the list of discribing a once in a lifetime type shot. I agree a magazine should have this one....n #5571883

Nick Lagos 2/29/2008 6:05:00 AM

Thanks everyone for all your kind and gracious comments and especially to the judge who chose it...This is a Sea Eagle taken at Lone Pine Qld...it was taken with a Canon 30D and a 70-200 IS Canon lens...F stop was 5.6,ISO 800,Focal Length 145mm, Shutter Speed 1/3200, No Flash, Single frame not composite...hope that helps those who wanted to know...ta #5572106

Linda D. Lester 2/29/2008 6:27:17 AM

Awesome shot Nick! Congratulations on this well deserved POTD!!! #5572248

Stefania Barbier 2/29/2008 6:29:47 AM

what an amazing capture... congrats on your well deserved POTD! #5572254

Judy V. Kennamer 2/29/2008 6:35:33 AM

Totally gorgeous Nick!!! Congrats on your POTD! #5572287

Kristal Gortat 2/29/2008 6:51:53 AM

WOW...What an amazing capture! Congrats! #5572370

Bill Houghton 2/29/2008 6:53:47 AM

Outstanding shot Nick. Great work. Bill

Check out my personal website at:

Bill Houghton Photography

#5572376

SaMi Martin 2/29/2008 6:57:46 AM

Outstanding image Nick; Congratulations on your POTD! #5572394

Margaret Anna Durkin 2/29/2008 7:00:09 AM

Congratulations -amazing, beautiful capture! #5572403

Kristi A. Howson 2/29/2008 7:24:57 AM

Fantastic seeing this one get POTD here matey!!!. Just an incredible capture with perfect timing. You never cease to amaze me Nick. BIG Congratulations!!!! #5572474

Robert Mann 2/29/2008 7:27:51 AM

Great to see the marvelous image again, Nick! Many congrats on your POTD! #5572482

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/29/2008 9:00:24 AM

Great timing on this wildlife capture Nick, a great potd. Congrats! #5572863

John C. Schuster 2/29/2008 9:07:54 AM

Great shot. Awesome capture #5572886

Nancy Donnell 2/29/2008 9:15:20 AM

Beautiful capture!! #5572919

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 2/29/2008 9:58:56 AM

Fantastic capture Nick! #5573113

Sharon F. Morris 2/29/2008 12:04:22 PM

Congrats Nick on you POTD. Beautiful image great timing and clarity. #5573540

Jean Crankshaw 2/29/2008 12:05:33 PM

What a great POTD for Leap Day! You know I love this one matey, great to see it again. Congrats Nick on your superb POTD. #5573548

Mary Clarke 2/29/2008 12:51:59 PM

Congratulations on POTD Nick, wonderful image. #5573735

Nadine A. Lewis 2/29/2008 1:29:41 PM

Oh my goodness, Nick!!! This is FANTASTIC!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your much deserved POTD!!! <>< #5573877

Laurie Daily 2/29/2008 4:10:08 PM

Just amazing, Nick... Congrats on this fabulous POTD! #5574533

Patricia Ronan 2/29/2008 5:00:45 PM

Terrific image, congrats on your POTD:) #5574772

Suzanne R 2/29/2008 5:08:14 PM

WONDERFUL!! How can I say more? #5574791

Donna R. Wageman 2/29/2008 5:11:04 PM

OH MY, OH MY --------------- this is exquisite! The details of the feathers, the coloring, etc. stupendous. #5574803

Katleen R. Struckle 2/29/2008 5:34:22 PM

Stunning capture. Congrats on POTD!! #5574879

Dick & Sara throughthelens 2/29/2008 5:37:25 PM

Beautiful! Everything else has been said... Congratulations, Dick & Sara #5574894

Corinne M. Thompson 2/29/2008 7:56:30 PM

Congrats on your POTD for this most excellent capture! #5575556

Evy Johansen 2/29/2008 8:07:17 PM

Beautiful capture, Nick!! BIG congratulations on your POTD!! #5575604

Laura L. Gonzales 2/29/2008 11:24:11 PM

Fantastic capture Nick!!! Way to go on your POTD!!!! Has winner written all over it!! Laura #5575992

Robert G. Stalnaker 3/1/2008 12:05:50 AM

Nick, thx for the info, but I'm still wondering about this lighting. You said you did not use a flash, yet the background indicates that it is night, or close to it. If not a flash, how was the body of the eagle lit up?

Also, raptors are so wary of people. Not only is this eagle close to you to begin with, it is actually flying toward you as it prepares to land, not away from you like it is alarmed. The lens you used was not a strong telephoto. Being around raptors for 30 years, I can't figure out the behavior here. Where is the eagle headed? Lot's of people love this image, like I do, but I am surprised only Evelyn and I asked any questions. I'm sure many wish they knew how this was done. Thx #5576017

Cheryl Meisel 3/1/2008 1:46:17 AM

WOWWWWWWW what a super shot!!!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with it!
Cherylm #5576300

Stanley C. Sims 3/1/2008 4:30:38 PM

There are no words left. All of the above describes this photo fully.
Congrats on the PODT Nick.. #5579298

Terry Cervi 3/5/2008 6:16:03 AM

Well, better late than never, Matey. Congrats on this stunning POTD!! #5595158

Robert G. Stalnaker 3/5/2008 7:41:32 AM

Nick? #5595671

Jeff W. Robinson 3/7/2008 5:36:17 PM

Great job Nick; congrats on your Excellent POTD!! Jeff #5608979

Harry E. Pherson 4/11/2008 8:00:09 PM

Excellent capture Nick...congrats on POTD #5777196

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2008 10:20:28 AM

Congrats on a fine finalist, and good luck! #5942693

Michelle Alton 5/19/2008 10:21:50 AM

Congratulations on this amazing Finalist, Nick. Good luck going forward!
Michelle #5942710

Erica Murphy 5/19/2008 12:16:32 PM

Congratulations! Great shot! #5944104

Donna R. Wageman 5/19/2008 12:33:39 PM

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL. Congratulations!! #5944344

Marina Moore 5/19/2008 1:11:53 PM

Congratulations Nick!!!! Beautiful image! :) #5944808

Guy D. Biechele 5/19/2008 2:23:50 PM

Congratulations, Nick! Fantastic shot. #5945409

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2008 3:58:43 PM

HOLY COW!!!! Another GRAND PRIZE!!!!!

BIG CONGRATS MATEY! #5946010

anonymous 5/19/2008 4:17:06 PM

Congratulations Nick on you Outstanding Grand Prize Win! B- #5946151

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:26:34 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful GRAND PRIZE!
Well done!!! #5946231

Sharon 5/19/2008 4:44:17 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER, Nick !!!! #5946467

A P 5/19/2008 4:56:05 PM

Congratulations on your GPW. That's one incredible capture, Nick. Outstanding!!! #5946625

Amanda Cass 5/19/2008 5:01:26 PM

oh my gosh this is the most beautiful photo of a bird I have ever seen ! congrats nick you are truly an amazing photogrpaher! #5946674

Susan M. Campbell 5/19/2008 5:18:13 PM

Incredible shot. Congrats on this well deserved winner. #5946797

Lisa J. Boulden 5/19/2008 5:30:37 PM

Wow!
Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win!!!
~♥~Lisa #5946885

Melissa Picone 5/19/2008 5:33:03 PM

Absolutely amazing! Congratulations on you win. You deserve it. This photo is incredible. : ) #5946911

Robert Mann 5/19/2008 5:40:39 PM

Big huge, marvelous congrats, Matey! #5946959

Jose Luis Castro Ponciano 5/19/2008 7:02:01 PM

Amazing shoot Nick, congratulations, the perfect moment in the perfect site, simply fantastic, what a wonderfull pic, this should be a national geographic cover. greetings. #5947462

Joan Powell 5/19/2008 7:04:33 PM

Congrats on this masterpiece !!!! #5947477

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/19/2008 7:17:04 PM

I'm so happy for you Nick!!! A beautiful image and GRAND PRIZE winner!!! Well done!! #5947567

Kristi A. Howson 5/19/2008 7:20:00 PM

Awesome Nick...what a thrill to see this one as Grand Prize Winner. A incredible shot and very deserving. Congratulations on this outstanding win matey! #5947600

Jeana Clark 5/19/2008 7:47:38 PM


WHAT A TERRIFIC GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!
OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY NICK!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

~J~ #5947807

RC Fritz 5/19/2008 7:48:17 PM

Congratulations on your Fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!!!!! #5947813

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/19/2008 7:48:39 PM

Hearty congrats, Nick, on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner!!!

Debby #5947815

Karen K. Givens 5/19/2008 8:23:42 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Nick, Phoenix Rising is Amazing!!!! #5948084

Karen Rahlf 5/19/2008 8:27:09 PM

Congratulations! Beautiful photo. This win was well deserved. #5948106

Corinne M. Thompson 5/19/2008 8:59:32 PM

Big Congrats to you on your first place win! #5948327

Alex T. Mizuno 5/19/2008 9:27:43 PM

Such a glorious image, Nick! Deserves to be a Grand Prize winner. Congratulations!! #5948479

Lynne Morris 5/19/2008 9:34:51 PM

Wow Nick, this is awesome HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize Winner, well deserved. #5948499

Sylvia Rossler 5/19/2008 9:45:03 PM

Big congrats on this awesome and so well deserved Grand Prize Winner Nick :O) #5948534

Harmeet Singh 5/19/2008 10:05:13 PM

many many Congratulations on your Grand prize Winner!Great gallery..
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Linda e. Jones 5/19/2008 10:12:04 PM

Nick, what an incredible photo. I have never seen that raptor anywhere before. Just so beautifully done as well. #5948695

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2008 11:11:28 PM

Congratulations! #5948874

Nadya Johnson 5/20/2008 12:06:42 AM

Stunning, stunning, stunning!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Nick! #5949056

Holly J. Jackson 5/20/2008 12:39:42 AM

WOW!! INCREDIBLE image!! Well deserved WIN!! Congrats!! ; ) #5949175

Laurie Daily 5/20/2008 3:44:17 AM

Oh WoW...I am not too surprised to see this win the grand. When I saw it as a POTD...I knew it was destined for great things...congrats Nick! #5949746

Wally Orlowsky 5/20/2008 5:21:04 AM

Congratulations on this magnificient and magical Grand Prize winner, Nick!!! #5950308

Sharon K. King 5/20/2008 6:02:53 AM

Stunning! Congratulations! #5950529

Nick Lagos 5/20/2008 6:10:42 AM

Thanks to everyone for your very kind words, support and encouragement....they are very much appreciated....and also to Betterphoto for choosing this image....ta #5950573

Nick Lagos 5/20/2008 6:22:57 AM

Congratulations, Nick. This is truly a winner in every way. Wow!!!!!! Takes my breath away!! #5950644

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 7:13:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The March Winners" #5950873

Mukesh Srivastava 5/20/2008 9:38:37 AM

It's time to ROCK!!!!
Congrats Nick!!!
Outstanding Grand Prize winner!!! #5951712

Terry L. Ellis 5/20/2008 10:45:47 AM

An awesome grand prize winner, Nick! Congratulations! #5952093

Peter Appelbaum 5/20/2008 11:40:37 AM

Awesome Grand Prize winner Nick. Well deserved. Peter #5952354

Alison Greenwood 5/20/2008 11:43:23 AM

Grand prixe winner hey? Nice one Nick! BIG congratulations!!! #5952370

Donna J. Eaton 5/20/2008 12:55:15 PM

Congratulations Nick! A beautiful image and an outstanding win! #5952669

Dave Ombrello 5/20/2008 5:08:00 PM

Congratulations Nick, truely an inspiring photo and stunning work. #5953937

Raymond Pauly 5/20/2008 6:56:22 PM

Awesome image! Congratulations, Nick! #5954466

Sam Britt 5/20/2008 7:10:56 PM

Congratulations on this terrific Grand Prize Winner, Nick! #5954521

Evy Johansen 5/20/2008 11:38:23 PM

BIG congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prizw Win, Nick!! #5955228

Mitzie Loland 5/21/2008 12:36:06 AM

Congratulations on this stunning photo Nick! #5955436

Colette M. Metcalf 5/21/2008 4:01:20 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Nick!!! #5955805

Renata Gusciora 5/21/2008 11:35:59 AM

My congratulations Nick!!! #5957919

Michael G. Marshall 5/21/2008 4:34:04 PM

Outstanding image Nick! Congratulations on your Winner! Michael #5958798

Mike Umbreit 5/21/2008 8:35:08 PM

Nick - Congratulations on your win! - Mike #5959793

Kathy L. Clark 5/21/2008 9:25:08 PM

You know Nick I'm not surprised at all that this is the grand champion. I loved it the first time I saw it. You certainly deserved to win with this. What a magnificent bird and perfect capture. Congrats bit time. #5959977

Jeff W. Robinson 5/22/2008 3:39:42 AM

Congrats Nick on your Outstanding and Well Deserved GP Win!! Jeff #5960818

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/22/2008 6:01:13 AM

Congratulations Nick on your Grand Prize Win.

Dominick #5961636

Guy D. Biechele 5/22/2008 6:18:04 AM

Well the judges got it right this time!
Big Congrats on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!! #5961713

Viveca Venegas 5/22/2008 8:31:49 AM

Dear Nick, I had not seen your Grand Prize win till today. I am so very happy for you, well long deserved! Enjoy. #5962311

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/22/2008 1:40:09 PM

Nick this is such an amazing cpture and super well done! Congratulations #5963356

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/22/2008 2:10:20 PM

Stunning capture and so beautiful!! Congrats on your win!! #5963538

Janice Mezzacappa 5/22/2008 4:47:54 PM

Big Congrats on this amazing capture Nick, it does belong in a magazine for sure! #5963974

Linda D. Lester 5/23/2008 5:02:53 AM

WOW! You were in the right place at the right time....Congratulations on this awesome Grand Prize! #5965898

Ross Throndson 5/23/2008 7:50:29 AM

What an Amazing Capture, Nick.....Congratulations on your Fantastic Grand Prize Win!!! #5966682

Ermanno Radice 5/23/2008 2:20:14 PM

Many congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prizw Win, Nick!! #5968035

Sue L. Cullumber 5/23/2008 2:40:27 PM

Nick - You are amazing! This is very cool and big congrats on your Grand Prize win! Sue #5968121

Datha Y. Thompson 5/23/2008 8:29:51 PM

OUTSTANDING!!!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win Nick :0) #5969291

Joan E. Hoffman 5/23/2008 9:32:47 PM

I had to scroll such a LONG way down to offer these few words of congratulations! Awesome and both awards are well deserved! ~S~ #5969436

Jacqualyn A. Volker 5/23/2008 11:02:05 PM

Congrats on an outstanding photo and Grand Prize win Nick! This photo is Photography at it's finest!! #5969594

Linda Blair 5/24/2008 3:48:40 PM

A big congratulations on this awesome win...just gorgeous!!!!!! ☺ #5972648

Geraldine E. Lefoe 5/24/2008 3:51:21 PM

Congratulations Nick on your awesome and well deserved win - and thanks also for sharing the details of how you captured the shot #5972654

Bill Houghton 5/25/2008 2:50:51 AM

Nick, this is such a beautiful photo. Just a great job. Congratulations. Have a great week. Bill

Check out my new website at:

Bill Houghton Photography
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David Stegmeir 5/25/2008 8:09:46 AM

Congratulations. What a fantastic image. the detaila dn clarity are remarkable. I gree this should be in a magazine. #5975070

Suresh Kumar 5/25/2008 8:21:06 PM

An absolutely majestic photograph! #5976974

Lorri Shank 5/26/2008 6:34:22 PM

Congrats, Nick. I always thought this was a winner! #5980884

James Quantz Jr. 5/26/2008 8:17:01 PM

Just saw this today. Fantastic clarity and light! #5981246

Milan Banik 5/28/2008 9:13:24 AM

many congratulation again for great grand win. #5988229

Mick Burkey 5/31/2008 5:40:45 PM

Amazing!! Great capture, Nick. Congratulations on your well-deserved Grand Prize Winner. Simply stunning. #6002443

Christine B 6/6/2008 8:50:49 AM

Robert, the Sea Eagle is a rescue bird at Lone Pine, they present some of the birds each day at around 10.30am and 2.30pmish.

The birds fly from one landing to another or to their trainer.

Nick, this is an awesome shot! I'm not surprised you have the Grand Prize here, well done and congratulations. #6026820

Michael Lynch 9/11/2008 1:30:15 AM

Awesome, congratulations! #6440093

Anthony 9/16/2008 8:43:26 PM

Great Shot...outstanding Nick! #6464434

Nancy Grace Chen 3/25/2009 2:36:02 PM

phenomenal capture, nick!! when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was awesome, and then I saw that you got GRAND PRIZE!! that is a great achievement!! I know it was last year, but super congrats to you!! #7329967

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 145.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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