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"Mine! All Mine!"

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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, Digital ISO 640
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 19:10
Viewed: 3574
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This eagle was holding on to his salmon. He would eat until mid morning then retreat to nearby trees for most of the day. I couldn't get a very fast shutter speed and I had to use a high ISO for lack of light. Still I could only manage 1/125.
I actually preferred the workshop photo pose but he turned his head too quickly for the shutter speed.

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To Adanac: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 12-09 23:52
To CeltickRanger: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-09 08:50
To Jamesp: Thanks for the CritiqueEvelynn 1 12-09 08:46
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hello Evelynn

very well composed shot of the eagle with his salmon capture,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
impressive glance of the eagle,

i have a theme my favorite eagle photos, the only reason
why i am not adding this image to my theme, it is because
of that salmon carcass, if it was a frech captured salmon
this image would directly go to my theme, TFS


Hi Evelynn,
And who would argue with this guy right!
Again you've managed very good exposure with poor light.
Very good detail and POV of the dining action. I actually prefer this one of the two, the eagles posture is more erect & becoming :)
Real nature done really well,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-08 23:15]
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Hi Evelynn

Another excellent shot - really good focus and colours. I like the workshop, but like the eye contact better here - but I would have been thrilled with either shot!


Hi Evelynn!

Your series about the eagle is impressive and beautiful. In this picture, I believe you have made the right choice and put the other picture in the workshop. This one is so sharp and clear. I also like the colours highlighted by the indirect light so much. The picture is simply superb...

Kind regards


N.B. I would be very grantful if you could tell me how you like the framing of my last posting. I have reduced the white borderline.

I like this one myself...Looks foggy...I use some rule..or used to when I had good gear of 1/500th...one really doesn't need much over that unless you're trying to catch a bullet in mid air!

Eagles is so highly symbolic...This one is no less than others...Hard to take a bad image of one of these!

Hello evelynn,
Great capture, superb sharpness and clarity,
the eagle really stands out from his surroundings,
beautiful colors and fantastic pose.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-09 19:18]
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Hello My Friend,
Well it looks misereable and wet this proud eagle. But hunger does not look like a problem. A sharp image of this scavenger cleaning up the salmon carcasses with nice color. Is this a tidal flat Evelynn or a creek shore? Thanks for your excellent work.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-10 13:35]

Hi Evelynn,
another superb shot of a Bald Eagle.
Really good sharpness.
Excellent composition.

Very well done,

Hello Evelynn

For me this shot is a bit of a dichotomy.
The great predator or so we are lead to believe ,actually prefers to scavenge.
A lovely sharp image showing excellent detail.despite high ISO.
The plumage and beak show well.
It would be fascinating to get there and witness this first hand.


Another Bald eagle and another very good shot.
The moment is just fine as the bird is looking nicely backwards.
Another well done!

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