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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 200, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 12:30
Viewed: 4339
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A first for me, I was on a boat going to a fishing spot when I saw this guy (or girl)in the distance. It was standing on a dead tree of a small island in the middle of the lake. It was raining and a bit dark and I did not have my tripod, I was pretty excited!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-31 12:54]

Hello Mario,
A lovely capture of this majestic Eagle showing it nicely in profile. I understand your excitement! Great focus, sharp details and natural colours. A beautiful composition too!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-07-31 16:45]

Salut Mario
Bon retour.Excellente capture de l'aigle,Bon pdv et image bien en focus.Il semble préocupé
Merci Michel

hello mario,
lovely capture of the bald eagle, i liked the pov and the composition, you have managed well is difficult lighting conditions, good details,
well done as usual,
tfs & regards

Hallo Mario
I can believe you must have been pretty excited because the Bald Eagle is a bird of prey with striking features and beautiful qualities. Although the weather was not the best the outcome and end result is great, and an absolute delight to look at. It reminds me so much of the Fish Eagle we find here in South Africa, but I know they are not closely the same. I very much like the angle in which you captured it showing its beautiful dark brown back feathers, as well as its face. The eye is beautifully seen. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-01 0:42]

Hello Mario,
Great to see a photo from you!
Years ago I had the same experience when I was fishing in a boat in the neighbourhood of Vancouver during my holiday. I didn't had a photocamera with me.
Good photo in beautiful natural colours, good sharpness and an excellent composition. Nice eye contact.

salut Mario

félicitations pour cette première, une superbe photo en close-up
de ce Pygargue à tête blanche, prise par un excellent POV
et cadrage, superb focus netteté et détails, chanceux que tu es
d'aller à la pêche dans le grand nord québécois, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-01 12:44]

Hi Mario,

This was something to be excited about! A beautiful view of this Bald Eagle showing off his magnificent eye and beak. He looks like he is ready to take off. You captured him in a fine pose with great colors and details. I love the composition. It's so nice to see you again.


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-08-01 20:13]

Salut Mario,

Lucky guy, I wouldn't mind seeing one on these. May be one day.
Nice shot sharp. Scene seems quite contrasty and made it difficult to get full details in shadows as well as highlight. However, it is better to keek highlight in his head well exposed that shadows. Your sky got a funny pink light blue texture. Is it noise? Anyway all together it is a great shot of this rare subject. TFS.


Bonjour Mario,
Une très belle capture en dépit des conditions difficiles, bravo

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