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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: 2008-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 extender, @ ISO 400
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TN Classics, bobair's favorites beyond the alloted amount. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 16:41
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken from the "world famous" bridge at Harrison Mills. From this bridge, in autumns with an abundance of dead/dying salmon in the river an abundance of bald eagles may also be seen...sometimes in the hundreds! In the crummy weather, we saw about 20 along the banks and this one just off from the bridge. He/she just sat there and posed, and posed. Ahhhh. : )

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To claudine: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 12-13 08:55
To blue_river: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-08 16:29
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To SunToucher: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-05 16:36
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Wow Eve this is so classic and so perfect...How lucky can a gal get?! Sometimes when I see an image such as this I panic and lose control of my technical mind...you obviously got one or two then settled in and voila! So you haev a winner and big time!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-04 17:39]

Hi Evelyn,

I'm afraid I'm not familiar with that bridge but if it attracts magnificent Eagles like this it must be something! What an opportunity you had - and you took full advantage of it. The Eagle could not be more beautiful. Perfect face, wonderful plummage - all in fine detail with deep rich colors. Words really cannot describe how terrific this is.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-04 17:50]
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Wow... What a beauty!
And quite a pose he gave you... a 3/4 profile. : )
The whites are perfectly exposed,
and the details are super sharp, including the frayed cable and the texture on the wood post.
Love the clean OOF BG.
Will you take us there next time?
TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn,
this sure is a mighty fine looking capture of the eagle showing much in the way of fine details.The light didn't work against you in this capture as the colours all look natural and true.The secret for poor light is to get in close and that sure is what you have done with this superb looking photo,it is nice when a raptor gives you a good chance to take photos of it.This bird sure has a stern look to it's face that makes me glad to not be a mouse.Because of resizing the photo has a somewhat soft looking focus but I downloaded to see if it could be tweaked up some and because it is such an excellent quality photo,it sharpen up beautifully.Thanks for sharing this view with us all and for bringing to my attention the existence of Harrison Mills,a place I think I would like to visit myself. Bob

hello Evelynn

WOW ! what a superb shot of the bald eagle,
fine POV and framing, and very very excellent
sharpness and details of its plumage and the foreground
of the image, i love that proud pose and glance, TFS


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-04 21:08]

Hello Eveline,

What an excelent photo you have made. Everything starting from sharpness and endin with colors rendering looks great in it. I like very much the contrast between the bird, especialy the head, and the grey background.


  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-12-04 22:04]

Hi Evelynn!

It's a phantastic picture. The combination of human traces and wildlife creates an interesting duality. The composition is perfect and the short notes contain what is necessary. A very pleasant posting.

Thank you for your WS on my framing! Now I understand what you mean! :-) Well, from my point of view this type of framing highlights pictures quite well. I also use it in my slideshows. I'm used to set 5px of white frame which is a bit too much for TN sized pictures.

Kind regards


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-04 22:53]

Merhaba Evelynn,
Bu gerçekten etkileyici güzellikte bir kuş. Renkleri ve detayları ise kusursuz. Çok başarılı bir sunum. Emeğine sağlık.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-04 23:04]

Hello Evelynn,
Wow, what a brilliant close capture of this gorgeous Bald Eagle! I love its pose and that beautiful velvety plumage! Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours, a superb background and here I quite like the man-made arrangement of wires!!
Many thanks for showing this and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-04 23:23]

Hi Evelynn

Looks like somewhere to visit!! Great shot - well balanced composition - the eagle stands out really well against the BG.


Hi Evelynn
Fantastic. I like beautiful color of background. Also perfect exposure on white and dark parts. Great compsotion Nothing to critique ;-)
I like it very much

bonjour evelynn
cet oiseau n'a vraiment pas l'ai commode mais c'est une photo magnifique,la netteté est extra et même au niveau de l'exposition il n'y arien a redire.

Hi Evelynn,
this is a great picture, the sharpness and exposure are spot on.
Every fine details are well seen even in the dark part. The bird stand out well from the clean BG.
Lovely colours and well composed. The wire is maybe a bit distracting but what to do.
Very well done.

dear evelynn, excellent picture, great eyes and nice pov. i like the natural colors.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-05 8:03]

Hello Evelynn,
What a fantastic clear photo of one of my favourite birds. The colours are amazing and well saturated, also in the dark BG.
Superb sharpness and details. Great pose with a majestic expression from the face. Very good POV, DOF and composition.

Hi Evelynn,
I would already be happy to see one, but to be able to see that many would probably make me jump....I'm talking about the eagle of course and not the dead salmon. Although seeing that many dead salmon for the first time would be nice as well.
I like the mix of pure wildlife and the human element and nothing else to distract. The limited aray of colors made the photo even more impressive and allows for a pefect focus on the bright yellow beak.
I am sure its me and my darn monitor, but the BG has a fair amount of noise.

Absolutely gorgeous Eve... wow what a capture. Perfectly composed and detailed... beautiful! TFS


Hi Evelyn, superb eagle in great pose, splendid portrait of regal bird, superb focus and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2008-12-05 15:39]

Wow, a beauty, Evelynn. I love these bald eagles. I like the way you worked with the signs of man to make for a nicely frameed image. Having shot these guys I know it's pretty hard to get the exposure right on the light AND dark areas. But you've done it perfectly.
P.S. If you like shooting bald eagles in a dead fish barrel, you might want to consider the Birds of Prey museum in Coaldale (3 hours east of Waterton). It's easier than fish in a barrel!

Hello Evelynn,
Great shot of this beautiful Bald eagle!
excellent pose for you to take this fine shot!
the subject is real sharp, natural colour and superb details especailly on the plummage!
well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-06 14:01]

Wow! Incredibly detailed shot!
Very good composition.
I love the generally dark tones.
Superb sharpness.

Well done!

Hello Evelynn,
WOW! what a fantastic capture of this magnificent
bird, excellent composition, superb sharpness, wonderful details and beautiful natural colors, I saw a pair of
bald eagles for the first time in barryville new york
along the delaware river. thety were too far to get a
clear shot, but it was a wondeful experience for me just to see them.
Great shot.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Evelynn,
I'm not psychic, but I had a feeling you were leading us in for the kill :)
Very nice image, love the composition overall..
That cable sticking up adds some tension too - Call me strange :)
And you captured the eagles classic stern look well, from this great POV.
Excellent work under not so excellent conditions..I like it a lot.

Hi Evelynn,
Un regard extra, une posture superbe et un animal qui ressort parfaitement de l'arrière plan, magnifique!

This is an outstanding shot! I have such a difficult time trying to capture wildlife, maybe it is because my lens is definately not good in low light conditions, and my tripod is very unsturdy! But wow, I cannot get over how perfectly you've captured this. The eagle and the birdge are so sharp, yet you've managed to keep the background so soft. It is clear that you knew exactly what you were doing when you took this shot! Very nicely done! (A favourite of mine)


This is another little piece of art Evelynn! I' very impress by this series. They are wonderful creatures that I have the chance to see if I'm lucky in Mont Tremblant National Park but they are always little dots gliding in the sky. I never could get that close. Wonderful!

Hi Evelynn,

I made a quick tour on your profile and this picture hit me. Very sharp and I like the square framing. I would have liked to take a like this during my trip to Alaska-Yukon... Congratulations,


Hello Evelynn

A wonderful capture of this pie-bald eagle.
The textures are excellent and the composition is lovely.
Fabulous plumage detail and colours.
Both the POV and DOF are well handled.


Hi evelynn
I started to browse your gallery and obviously I'm on my way to spend there a couple of the 20 comments I'm allowed!
I start with this one

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