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"Merry Christmas to You!!!"

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-19 0:16
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Merry Christmas to You!"

Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Former postings:
Bald Eagle: a profile
No teeth but a cool breath!
Simply looking upward
"Hum, has the life a purpose?"
Can an eagle cry?

Taken three days ago at the Ecomuseum.
Maybe my last post until next week. I am going in my family for Holidays.
Thank you for looking at this speaking eagle. Really I think that he complained about all this snow which fell ;-)

Janice, coasties, dew77, fiyo, scottevers7, Dave, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, red45, marhowie, goldfinchtr, OdetteVN, Athila, tayfur has marked this note useful
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To Jancie: Joyeux Noël!...Luc 2 12-20 05:03
To hummingbird24: ...a small gift...Luc 2 12-19 22:40
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-19 1:54]

Joyeux Noel à toi aussi, mon ami Luc! : )
Splendid shot of this beautiful eagle.
A very fitting post for the holidays.
Thank you for your many beautiful pictures and helpful and encouraging critiques throughout the year. Your contributions have been a gift to me. : )

Joyeux Noël à toi mon ami, Luc! J'espère que t’avoir des vacances heureux avec ton famille. Et il ressemble à tu aura Noël blanc aussi.
Phew! Can you understand all that? I do realise how hard it must be for you to write your comments in English, and you are always so encouraging and clear.
Beautiful shot of the Bald Eagle in the falling snow Luc. Yes, he does look like he is complaining about the snow!
Now, you have a good holiday and we will see you back again next week...
Merri Krihimete

Wow.... great shot Luc,

Excellent POV and the timing was perfect. Very good sharpness, detail and depth of colour. Very well composed. Nice work. TFS.

Merry Xmas to you as well. Cool pic, unusual moment for a bald eagle.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-19 4:09]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful portrait.Clear details,POV,expression on face,BG,framing and composition are excellent.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-19 5:04]

Hello Luc,
Excellent portrait.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

great photo very very sharp,
molto bravo

What a great image Luc! Perfect exposure and a well chosen composition. Excellent detail and I really like the movement of the falling snow in the photo. Very very nice!

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-12-19 6:03]

excellent stot
great timing and details
TFS Libor

Hi Luc,
This is a really outstanding portrait shot. The falling snow adds a lot to the scene. The colors, detail, and DOF are perfect. Great job! Have a great Christmas my friend.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-19 10:24]

Beautiful Eagle shot Luc!
Very dramatic with the falling snow in the background and the eagle screaming, "Merry Christmas!"
May you have a great One!

Stunning capture Luc,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a good week.
Have a very merry Christmas and Happy new year.

Hi Luc.
Is a nice shot, perfect pose and great capture

Sharp, detailed and colorful. What a wonderful to say Merry Christmas.
Have a safe and happy trip!

Hello Luc.

Thank you for braving the elements to take this photo to share with us.

It was a worthwhile task, and the results speak for themselves... :-))

Best wishes to you and your family during this most pleasurable time of year.

Have a safe journey, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!



Hi Luc,
It's a beauty you have caught.
Very good POV and composition. Great details and nice colours.
Excellent work, MYB

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-20 4:45]

Beautifull portrait Luc! Pose, face, colours, details - everything is superb. Snow is great BG for this kind of shot.

Merry Christmas to you my friend and enjoy your stay with family!

WOW, what a stunning capture! The OOF "surround"-ground (BG+FG) created by the falling rain and sleet makes this picture outstanding. And then you captured the action too. It seems to complain about the weather ;-)
One can well image the scene with the screech, I love pictures that seem to take you there. This one is a favourite.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-21 13:16]

Salut Luc
Très belle prise au moment clé. Les détails de l'aigle sont incroyables ainsi que de la neige qui tombent qui rend le fond fort original. Bonnes Fêtes à toi aussi.
Salutations Toni

Excellent capture with great impact Luc. Exposure, sharpness, detail, POV all top-notch. Again, Very well done & Merry Christmas to you also my friend!

Hi there, long time no see. Great phoo of a lovely bird. TFS

wOOw What a nice portrait of this Bald Eagle!! Luc you managed to show us how to take flawless photos while snowing:))

Excellent capture of this eagle in the falling snow, definitely a nice winter picture. :)

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  • tayfur (42)
  • [2005-12-26 11:16]

hello Luc...

Excellent portrait...very nice composed..



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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-05 3:57]

Hi Luc.
Is wonderful this portrait, excellent photo, great compositions and details.

Excellent shot. Everything is perfect. Very well done.


Very amazing shot!
Here in brazil we do not have eagles.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-19 22:44]

Bonsoir Luc,
J'aime beaucoup cette image du pigargue à tête blanche,très bel arrière-plan et haute définition sur le plumage de l'aigle, bon contrôle de l'ouverture, tout à fait remarquable ! comme quoi ce n'est pas la caméra qui fait le photographe la preuve toutes vos photos sont d'une très haute qualité,


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-03-29 22:50]

Cette photo d'aigle est superbe. Mon frère Jacques en serait jaloux. Et dire que tu l'as fait avec un simple bridge, mais quel bridge. La mise au point et l'exposition sont impécable. La compositon très bien équilibrée. La neige tombante fait un fond fantastique et le regard et la l'attitude de l'aigle ne pourrait être mieux.

Vraiment une des plus belle photo de cet aigle que j'ai vu à date. Chapeau.

hi luc,
great portrait!perfect timing and good POV.i liked the compo, colours and details a lot.
thank you for sharing.

Hi Luc!
Wonderful portrait.Clear details,POV,expression on face,BG,framing and composition are nice.


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