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Challenge: Independence (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Nikon
Location: Omega Parc
Date: Jul 15, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 139
Avg (all users): 7.0991
Avg (commenters): 8.1563
Avg (participants): 6.8434
Avg (non-participants): 7.2636
Views since voting: 8979
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 212
Comments: 64
Favorites: 18 (view)


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09/05/2007 11:12:45 PM
Wow! Fantastic shot!
11/09/2005 12:20:09 PM
Brilliant!!
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07/29/2005 07:37:16 PM
Congratulations! I only wish I will one day get a shot as great as this.
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07/28/2005 09:20:07 PM
I think maybe this is the best eagle pic I have ever seen!
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07/28/2005 02:17:16 PM
Congratulations on your Blue!! Amazing detail and clarity on this fantastic subject!
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07/25/2005 04:27:07 PM
A fantastic image and a worthy ribbon, congrats.
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07/25/2005 02:29:23 PM
Originally posted by Titia:

It's a beautiful photo and it might say 'Independence' to all Americans, but being a Dutchie an eagle head is not a symbol of anything, it's nothing else than just an 'eagle head' and therefor to me: it didn't meet the challenge. That's one of the reasons I decided not to vote at all on this challenge.

Nevertheless, congrats with the blue ribbon.

I do share the same opinion! It's an outstanding image. But it doesn't scream independence to me. This might work for the north-american (I'm also american) fellows, but not quite that much for the rest of the world! I know it's the american symbol for it, but what about the rest of us "non-north american" ppl?
Still a great show, and a great example of what the Sigma 105mm can do! That lens is deffinatelly on my list....
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07/25/2005 11:20:45 AM
Congrats! A wonderful image! :)
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07/25/2005 09:01:38 AM
I thought my picture had a shot at winning the blue until I saw this picture. I knew it was the winner the very second I saw it. Well deserved.

Message edited by author 2005-07-27 21:59:59.
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07/25/2005 08:51:49 AM
It's a beautiful photo and it might say 'Independence' to all Americans, but being a Dutchie an eagle head is not a symbol of anything, it's nothing else than just an 'eagle head' and therefor to me: it didn't meet the challenge. That's one of the reasons I decided not to vote at all on this challenge.

Nevertheless, congrats with the blue ribbon.

Message edited by author 2005-07-25 08:56:56.
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07/24/2005 11:42:30 PM
Congrat's Yanik! Crystal clear, lovely bokeh, handsome subject ;)
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07/24/2005 09:25:00 PM
Always a rush to win blue!! :-D

Thx for all your comments! Omega Parc is awesome and they have a bird show 3 times a day with various raptors. At the end of the show, you can get up close and personnal, so I took out my Sigma 105mm. I got some really cool head shots.

:-)

Message edited by author 2005-07-24 21:25:10.
07/24/2005 09:23:52 PM
Congratulations! Beautiful capture.
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07/24/2005 09:19:36 PM
Nothing like their scream, is there?
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07/24/2005 07:14:43 PM
Congrats! Spectacular shot - well deserved blue!
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07/24/2005 05:02:25 PM
I do not know who gave you 6's and below but this is a much higher image than that and I think the detail is awesome. A favorite of mine.
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07/24/2005 03:27:13 PM
great job my friend...happy to see this win the blue. Guess Nikons CAN make sharp photos, huh? ;)
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07/24/2005 07:49:23 AM
Those eyes are freaky, congrats...
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07/24/2005 06:12:46 AM
Awesome job, Yanik!
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07/24/2005 04:21:36 AM
Congratulations! What a capture!
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07/24/2005 12:46:33 AM
Like I said, this had "ribbon" written all over it! Congratulations!
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07/24/2005 12:44:41 AM
A masterful image that can bite one's nose right off. King of the symbols of idependence. Admirable work.
Congratulations on your well earned BLUE.

Message edited by author 2005-07-24 00:45:49.
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07/24/2005 12:25:54 AM
CONGRATS..... great shot... love the 'spit' in it's mouth too... really adds to the photo.... well done..
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07/24/2005 12:11:01 AM
RAPTORS TO THE FORE again, LOL! There's somethign about those birds... Lovely shot!

R.
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07/24/2005 12:03:39 AM
great job~
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07/24/2005 12:01:07 AM
i knew it!
congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2005 10:57:14 PM
I find Eagle pictures to be very amazing and this one is no exception. Great picture! One of my favorites! I wonder how you can get such a great picture. Out here in Southwest Kansas, I only get to see them in zoos with very tight fences.
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07/23/2005 06:40:47 PM
great detail and color
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07/23/2005 03:18:38 PM
This is excellent! Very sharp! Only distracting thing is that it has "Ribbon" written all over it! LOL
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07/23/2005 12:38:01 AM
congrats on your ribbon 10 all the way, impossible not to appreciate the quality and detail here. The bird's saliva gives this photo extra impact...wow 10
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07/22/2005 11:05:28 PM
juicy. :)
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07/22/2005 08:04:29 PM
I only gave 3 10's in this challenge and this is one of them gl.
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07/22/2005 05:06:16 PM
This is a stunning photograph. But I don't see a link to the challenge topic.
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07/22/2005 08:47:13 AM
amazing
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07/21/2005 03:44:03 PM
Great details in the beak/mouth...very nice! :)
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07/20/2005 01:40:40 PM
Great sharp image. I can tell by the shadows it was high noon light. Good job dealing with the harsh lighting.
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07/20/2005 04:41:23 AM
This is a medal waiting to happen. I hope your scores reflect my own personal enthusiasm for this shot. It may depend on the number of American vs. non-American voters. Good luck. I have you pegged for 2nd place. 9.
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07/19/2005 09:36:56 PM
Wow. Always a sucker for a good macro. You would have gotten a very high score from me if only I could vote.
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07/19/2005 08:26:51 PM
Wonderful macro shot of the eagle..I like the open beak and the ferocity of eyes..the harsh sunlight is good in this portrait..dof is also well done, keeping focus on eagle.
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07/19/2005 06:34:34 PM
Hmmm bird drool.... what ya ghonna do though, grat pic.
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07/19/2005 04:12:31 PM
those are some weird eyes. only suggestin would be maybe a tighter crop on the left
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07/19/2005 12:22:46 PM
excellent capture v sharp and detailed
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07/19/2005 06:25:36 AM
10
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07/19/2005 02:41:45 AM
Amazing depth of field and crispness! talk about an amazing bird shot! The saliva even works here...The bird seems outraged :)
Well done!!
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07/19/2005 02:18:24 AM
All I can say is.... damn fine shot. This is a ribbon quality image, IMHO.
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07/19/2005 12:42:33 AM
This is fantastic! What a beautiful shot! If it weren't for the little trail of birdy spit, I would swear this was a model! :-) Nice job! I 'aspire' to be this good. I still haven't the nerve to post any pics of my own, but eventually. :-)
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07/18/2005 07:11:10 AM
This is fantastic I just wish that little droplet on the beak was in focus as it distracts as it is but that said this should still ribbon.............9 from me.
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07/18/2005 02:48:12 AM
A good take from a distance,Although not American I understand .......9
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07/17/2005 11:14:52 PM
Ribbon for sure
8
edit: bumping to a 10
this is amazing
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07/17/2005 10:57:26 PM
This was an advanced editing challenge? I wonder whether this eagle might not prefer to be depicted without the strands of slobber? Otherwise, a compelling shot.
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07/17/2005 10:40:17 PM
An in your face bald eagle, right on
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07/17/2005 09:48:38 PM
Beautiful capture, and a real symbol of independence (a theme appearing to be largely lacking from this challenge?)
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07/17/2005 10:54:59 AM
stunning shot!
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07/17/2005 10:51:19 AM
You're right - he does look exactly like a politician!
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07/17/2005 10:12:12 AM
Woa!!!!! I took some eagle shots as an idea for this challenge, but I'm glad I didn't submit any of them. All of them would have certainly paled next to this one! This is SO sharp and vibrant! The detail you can see in the feathers is just amazing! You did great. This is awesome!!!
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07/17/2005 08:25:12 AM
fabulous shot, even the saliva is so clear! 10
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07/17/2005 08:01:57 AM
Tack sharp detail, unusual pose, lots of visual interest here. This is quite good.
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07/17/2005 07:40:59 AM
Impressive image. Clarity and focus is outstanding. I'm eager to find out your settings.
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07/17/2005 05:57:53 AM
Wow! That´s close!
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07/17/2005 01:44:01 AM
Captured with great fidelity.
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07/17/2005 01:21:23 AM
a unique view - I like it
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07/17/2005 12:42:12 AM
wow, great photo
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07/17/2005 12:40:27 AM
WOW!!! You captured a single moment. I might darken up the light a little to give it a less harsh feeling. He'd pop out better with a darker background.
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07/17/2005 12:26:53 AM
Beautiful DOF & color. 10
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