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Can't Have Everything...

Can't Have Everything...
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 extender
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 18:02
Viewed: 3596
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I suppose such soggy weather may seem to be a problem, but a full stomach makes up for a lot of discomfort. This eagle definitely had a full stomach...full of salmon. The waterways were so full of dead salmon that it positively reeked! The eagles were happy. The texture in the sky is RAIN.

I've posted a workshop reference photo showing the whole tree in which he was sitting.

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From the whole photo to this! wow! If I had not looked first I might not have been tempted to play.....Your the teacher...me the learner student..

Hi Evelynn,
a trip that was well worth the time as evidenced by this capture and that despite the weather!I see the bird certainly was getting wet and the dark mood this photo has ,helps to make the bird look even more serious than the norm.Ever notice just how serious looking all raptors are,like they always mean deadly business and sort of look cross and angry but probably are not.It is no small wonder why the USA would have these birds as the national symbol, for to me they represent,freedom and independence and a serious determination to get things done and in no uncertain terms,with purpose that never sways or strays.This photo reminds me of my first or second eagle I uploaded only mine was with snow falling and I couldn't get the colour as nicely has you have done with this capture.Thanks for the bird of freedom. Bird

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-02 0:18]

Hola amiga,
bella perspectiva y pov,
efectiva composición, fg. bg. y workshop.
saludos Evelynn

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-02 0:54]

Hi Evelynn

A wonderful close-up of this great american eagle, but such an original and moody shot!
I actually think this makes this photo even more special and definitely original than other close-ups of this magnificent bird. This shows a side usually left out but equally real - when they just rest and wait for the rain to end.
Great details here - both on the eagle and on the wet branches - and excellently captured texture of the rain in the BG.
The workshop photo is also amazing!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-02 14:02]

It's one of my dream to take a shot of the Bald Eagle, I'm so envious!
:-) You've done a great to take a beauty like this on such a bad weather, well done!


hello Evelynn

i already have written in the notes of one of my last images,
since i am using my little compact with his only 5X zoom
equivalent of 180mm, i am loving the image where the subject
inside is small and with him we see alot of his environement,
so i love your image, shot with fine POV and framing,
i also love the workshop image, TFS


Hello Evelynn

I like the way the droplets sparkle on the branches.
The eagle has such a focused look on it's face.
lovely detail and sharpness,the eagle stands out well against the gloomy,grey back drop.
Nicely done.I am glad you were able to see so many eagles.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-02 23:13]

Hi Evelynn

Great shot = I love the composition and the wagle standing out against the dull, wet colours.


Hi Evelynn,

A fantastic capture showing this beautiful eagle on one of the drizzliest cold grey days imaginable but really worth the shot!

The weather may not have been as good as you hoped but at least you got too see the big number of eagles that congregrate during that part of the year in Canada. If you remember I was up in that niegborhood only to find out I was a day too late and their was maybe a couple of eagles way of in the distant not really worth photographing, but I did anyway.

Paul :)

Cool shot Evelynn - I like the "soggy" look here :)
Well composed with nice details and good exposure, especially when one considers it's RAINING!
Thanks for the WS, look at all those eagles!!
Well done,

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-04 4:03]

Hi Evelynn

A very nice close-up of this great american eagle
very good composition
well done.

Hello Evelyn
Good shot of this eagle.I like the position of this eagle waiting or looking from its high point of view.

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