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Being looked at

Being looked at
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Copyright: Paul Voskamp (pjvosman) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 65] (491)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-06 16:31
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Points: 12
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Short-toed Eagle - Circaetus gallicus - a second year bird, looking at me as if I were the snake he was looking for. This picture was taken on an incredibly hot day at inland Peljesac. After I took this picture the bird was chased away by a territorial adult of the same species.

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Hi Paul this is a geat shot congradulations, i thought they were only this close while they were passing over the sea in spring migration at istanbul, this was even much much closer, so much details, TFS

This is a stunning capture, for all that you were unable to get the whole of both wings. The expression in the face is amazing.
Although the detail on the wing is fabulous, the real majesty is in the face, so I would be inclined to crop tightly to the face and body (as I have done in a workshop). Bravo, Paul
This is a fabulous first post.
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This is a striking and amazing picture. I love the unusual look and crop. Ori

I guess you didn't truncate the wing on purpose. Good result anyway. Perfectly exposed, which is difficult with a sky as background (well done). Very detailed. Lovely expression.

Hi Paul,

What a great shot! It is quite strange when birds happen to look to you in the eye while you're photographing them. Every time it happens to me, I asked myself, do they realize it or is it just a good timing? I guess their instinct guides them to look at eventual predator and there is the right moment for the magic click... Very good capture, well done, what a nice bird! TFS,


Hello Paul,
Excellent detail here, perfect exposure, great light, all the makings of a beautiful shot, if only the wing weren't missing. I posted a workshop to help rectify that, hope you like it!

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