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Regal Bald Eagles
Regal Bald Eagles
CLarson557


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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Zoo Montana - Billings, Montana
Date: Apr 19, 2003
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

These two eagles reside at Zoo Montana in Billings, Montana. They would not be able to survive in the wild because they are unable to fly due to injuries to their wings. If you notice, the one on the right is missing an entire wing. They were saved and brought back to health for us to enjoy and see their beauty up close. I spent a lot of time today wtih these two...they seem to have a lot of fun watching the humans awe at them and put on a nice show of interacting with each other. I was amazed at how they seemed to pose for me.

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Place: 118 out of 313
Avg (all users): 5.5630
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.5878
Avg (non-participants): 5.5222
Views since voting: 831
Votes: 238
Comments: 7
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04/29/2003 11:53:53 PM
I thought this could have been really good. The birds are exposed nicely. The background is too busy, though. Obviously, the birds would ignore any requests to pose in a different place, so I'm not sure how much you could have done about it!
04/28/2003 11:22:23 PM
Too bad these are fenced in. Nice composition.The lighting is a bit harsh.
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04/26/2003 10:18:52 PM
Very nice shot! (And much better than my attempt of the same subject). Don't know if you could have captured these without the fences...
04/25/2003 08:21:59 PM
its weird but somehow they kind of resemble vultures.
04/25/2003 04:35:01 PM
Love eagle shots! This is very nice! The fences are a nit that I just can't nip your score for. The feathers came through really nice. You're getting a little shock glare on the heads, but I've done and submitted worse (I called it an artsy glare). Easy 10 for me. Rob the Swash
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04/25/2003 06:28:32 AM
Lovely birds, but the background is something of a distraction. A bit less DOF would have helped.
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04/23/2003 10:11:06 AM
Good capture, these guys look like friends. A little shallower DOF might have blurred the background more thereby highlighting your main subjects more.
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