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Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Tom Peak (tkp1165) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 595] (3876)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50-500mm f4-6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 11:46
Viewed: 2782
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Out of all the big birds the Bald Eagle is my favorite. I have been spending a lot of time the last couple weeks around 9 different Eagles 6 juveniles and 3 adults.
Its amazing how such a large bird of this size thread's his way throw thick wooded areas and striking its prey on the forest floor. I have been able to get pretty up and close to some (12 to 15 feet) and in the wild they are very cool to watch there behavior. I have posted a couple shots in the work shop that didn't turn out too good but I like the action in them. Thanks for looking, Hope your having a good week.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-19 12:39]

Hello Tom,
Fantastic photo of one of my favorites too. You've photographed this young from a perfect low POV. The beak is already very impressive. Beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness and details. Very good DOF and composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-19 12:46]

hello Tom
such a detailed capture. i like the bird's look

A stunning capture of this youngster. Would love to see these in the wild must be amazing.

Val

hello Tom

WOW ! one of the best eagle close-up photo i have viewed,
shot with very fine low POV, i love the very good space
you leaved in front of the bird, excellent luminosity
of the image, beautiful natural colour tons,
superb focus on the foreground, great sharpness and details,
i love the blurred background, and that expressive glance
of the eagle, i also love the WS photos,

TFS

Asbed

wonderful capture with beautiful natural colours , perfect sharp and fine details ,
well done !
best regards ,
septimiu

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-19 14:46]

Hello Tom !
I love Bald Eagles, I have seen them only once, some years ago, but I remember perfectly well how impressive they are. The one on your picture looks very majestic, with proud pose and sharp look. The details are excellent, and I also like the natural colors, the composition, the POV, the blurred BG. The WS pictures are interesting, too - nice action pictures. Very well done !
Valérie.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-19 19:44]

Beautiful pose Tom,
I love the angle you got, it shows the eagle off very well!!
Extremely sharp detail with wonderful coloration in it's plumage. Great job!!
Ron

I truly hope you are enjoying things over there...and I see you have been busy at the areas you like to haunt...dang...I wish I could just say a prayer and get my youth back...but since I cannot, I can be thankful that younger and more talented photographer such as you are doing well...it almost hurts me to see such a good image..I feel like a horse chomping at the bit but the gate is closed...just too good Tom. I admire your work and your persistence!
Bob

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-19 21:46]

Hello TOM,

The low POV you hace chosen was very inspired. Due to the excelent sharpness of the image the bird can be very well seen. There are excelent details of body and plumage that can be observed. You also have had good eye contact and rendered well the expresion of the bird.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-20 0:23]

Hello Tom
Excellent capture with fine details and natural colors. Well done.
Regards.
RAzvan

Hello Tom
This picture is soo beautiful !!
you have captured this bald eagle in his natural environment so perfectly, excellent colors and crisp clear details on the plumage, I like also the pose and the blured BG
have a good WE
Jacqueline

THis is a great view of this amazing bird. Love the profile shot.
Wonderfl details in th plumage. Good stuff.

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