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And I dream I'm an eagle
And I dream I'm an eagle
snaffles


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Challenge: Free Study 2013-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
Location: Tofino BC
Date: Apr 30, 2013
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2013

For whatever reason the line from the song, 'Eagle', by ABBA just kept popping into mind whenever I looked at this image. Shot on a wharf area in Tofino, BC.

pp: shot RAW, crop, brightness/contrast, saturation/vibrance, resize, sharpen, save for web

Post-challenge: Thanks everyone for the great comments and votes! I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

Basically I saw some eagles coming in to fight over a fish carcass. Once I figured out where they were and how to get there the bulk of the carcass (and most of the eagles) was gone, so I got only about 30 shots total in the 20 or so minutes I was there.

Tofino has the highest percentage of bald eagles of anyplace on Vancouver Island. Squamish would hold that honour on the mainland.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.7629
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7183
Avg (non-participants): 6.8846
Views since voting: 1083
Views during voting: 183
Votes: 97
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/06/2013 11:54:42 AM
This is an incredible shot you should be quite proud of. But, you are right, a fish dangling from his talons would have netted you a FS ribbon.
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05/09/2013 12:01:18 PM
Whoa Doggies, Susan AWESOME AWESOME shot!!! Congratulations on a 5th in a Large (good) FS!!! You dooded Gud!!!
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05/08/2013 10:07:22 PM
Congratulations Susan! Its a great capture!
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05/08/2013 07:06:53 PM
Congrats on the HM Susan. Great capture.
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05/08/2013 02:18:24 PM
Fantastic shot with wonderful dtail, Susan. Congrats on an outstanding image and the HM.
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05/08/2013 11:30:27 AM
Magnificent. Congratulations on the HM.
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05/08/2013 08:15:14 AM
congrats on the HM Snaffles!
Great capture, this is one to be proud of! :)
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05/08/2013 02:32:05 AM
Very nice moment! My 2nd favorite bird shot of the challenge and one of the top scores! Congrats on the HM!

Message edited by author 2013-05-08 02:32:31.
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05/08/2013 02:26:15 AM
Attitude and detail. Brilliant.
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05/08/2013 01:25:32 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish! Beautiful eagle!
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05/08/2013 01:23:02 AM
Congrats on your HM Susan, this is a beautiful shot.
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05/08/2013 12:50:47 AM
Fantastic...
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05/08/2013 12:33:37 AM
The clarity in this is amazing.
Congrats Susan on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2013 09:34:38 PM
Wow, great catch and detail.
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05/07/2013 08:34:01 PM
Well captured, nice detail.
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05/07/2013 04:57:51 PM
Perfect open flare BiF caught. Sharp and colourful but not smashed. Enough details in the whites of the neck feathers. A fish in the talons would be nice :)
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05/05/2013 12:53:12 PM
great catch
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05/03/2013 06:05:37 PM
Magnificent feather detail and pose.
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05/03/2013 12:05:34 PM
magnificant capture
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05/02/2013 09:29:18 PM
Wow; great action shot!
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05/02/2013 11:00:28 AM
Great shot with nice detail and pose
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05/01/2013 09:16:02 AM
Great shot, really nice timing and great clarity.

Voting later.
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05/01/2013 07:51:24 AM
Wow... what a shot! Poor fish!
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