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Steppe Eagle

Steppe Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-26 2:48
Viewed: 3464
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a young Steppe Eagle. I dedicate it to my colleague Arfer. Hey, I got a real Golden Eagle from him:-).
This photograph is taken in safaripark "Beekse Bergen".
He was supposed to obey. He flew away instead and just looked the other way. Fun! He perched very nicely in good soft evening light with a great background. Thanks for the show, Mr. Steppe Eagle.

Shooting Date/Time
21/07/2007 14:03:14
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF

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A nice portraiture.

Another lovely shot of this beautiful BIrd of Prey Annick.
These birds more often do have their own desires and refuse to come back to the falconer :)
Wonderful pose, soft BG and feather detail.
Composition is excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-26 3:36]

Hi Annick,
a great shot of this eagle.
Very sharp and detailed.
Excellent quality.
Well done,

Hi Annick
This is a very nice capture. I like the pose you model . Very high sharpness and details. I also like the bg colour.
well done

Hi Annick
great portrait with lovely BG, maybe you could lighten up just a little bit the Iris. It is so nice to se the Iris in dark eyed birds too.

Hi Annick,
A beautiful portrait of this eagle. Very nice details and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-26 7:13]

Hi Annick
Beautiful capture of that eagle.Very sharp details in the plumage and excellent POV.The BG blur is also excellent.
TFS Michel

Hi Annick,
Good definition, sharpness and colours. BG is spot on. I just feel that I would like to see the whole bird (preferably flying) or a close-up head shot.
Just me,
Well done,

Another well done portrait! Good detail and pose with a nice background! Cheers, Klaus

Perfect focus on the head with lovely softness everywhere else... The green behind the head also puts attention there. Lovely work!

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick...nice smooth tones with good feather detail. Like the way the yellow on the beak pops and takes attention to that area. Best, Brat.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-26 22:12]

Hello Annick

Ah yes,another beautiful Steppe eagle,I am honoured.The details are excellent and again I notice the differences in colour of the plumage and the beak shape and colour,but it is very similar to the golden eagle.The focus is excellent with wonderful sharpness.The POV and DOF are very good,and the natural colours of the OOF BG are super.Thanks for the dedication .


Nice capture full of lovely colours. Excellent background, well composed shot,
Best wishes,

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