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Ornithophobia
Ornithophobia
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Challenge: Phobia (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Osprey, Florida
Date: Dec 19, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2005

Bald Eagle visits us on occasion. This time for lunch. Shot taken out our bedroom window with Nikon 80-400 VR lens at 400mm. Cropping and sharpening performed.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.0309
Avg (commenters): 6.8824
Avg (participants): 5.7895
Avg (non-participants): 6.0897
Views since voting: 1709
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 291
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/26/2007 10:33:21 PM
Thats from your bedroom?!? I'm terribly envious!
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04/26/2007 10:10:26 PM
Wow, what a dramatic capture! I'm envious of your view.

Message edited by author 2007-04-26 22:15:15.
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01/17/2006 06:55:01 PM
wow..great shot..!!
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12/28/2005 01:23:30 PM
Congratulations on a nice finish in your first challenge.
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12/28/2005 01:23:29 PM
I am so jealous that you can see shots like this right out your bedroom window! Very majestic and beautiful.
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12/28/2005 08:02:46 AM
Want to thank all those that voted and commented on this picture. Understand the comments about saturation and sharpening. After looking at the entry on different monitors while travelling this Christmas, noted the reduced saturation and sharpening. It was, however a very overcast day. Don't understand the composition comments; I felt it was more important to capture the full impact of the catch rather than try to follow the 1/3 rule or some other rule. I realize the submission was marginal for the phobia theme but couldn't pass up the chance to get it viewed. --I had originally named the shot "Ornithophobia--at least from the fish's perspective". I espeically enjoy nature photographs so will be posting some interesting shots after the new year.

Thanks again...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 06:28:57 PM
Ick, nice capture though.
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12/27/2005 05:31:09 AM
Great photo, of an eagle............
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12/26/2005 11:12:19 PM
How amazing that you managed to capture an eagle eating a fish. His eyes look very serious.
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12/26/2005 01:46:44 PM
A stunning picture however I'm not sure it works for this challange, maybe I just like birds too much...
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12/25/2005 09:33:24 PM
Great capture
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12/25/2005 07:49:15 AM
love this shot, could do with some saturation to bring out the green, red and orange colors.
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12/25/2005 07:00:41 AM
Awesome capture. By you and the eagle!
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12/24/2005 11:11:07 AM
Merry Christmas
12/23/2005 01:57:08 AM
Very powerful
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12/22/2005 08:48:17 PM
Wow, Excellent picture, Nice catch (for him too) the ripping to shreds is always a bit of a fear!
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12/22/2005 02:49:11 PM
4 pour une image pas très bien cadrée, je m'excuse mais il y a aussi des lois sur la composition et des notions d'esthétiques à connaître avant d'essayer de se lancer dans la photo
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12/22/2005 10:20:35 AM
What an awesome catch. :) I would have like to see it a little brighter and a tad more contrast and saturation but gave it a 9 anyway. I love it!
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12/22/2005 01:51:31 AM
Interesting subject though poor lighting and composition. Doesn't evoke feeling of phobia as well.
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12/22/2005 01:28:17 AM
On behalf of all of us lazy voters: your presentation would have been more viewer-friendly if your title included a brief definition of the phobia in addition to the technical word for it.
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12/21/2005 09:58:14 PM
Wow what an awesome shot! I'll be checking back after voting is finished to see to see the particulars of this shot.
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12/21/2005 02:14:00 PM
WOW!!!!, you were in the right spot at the perfect time.
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12/21/2005 12:36:07 PM
Now I've been looking for an eagle to shoot. Maybe adding a little saturation and contrast to this one to bring the bird out. Nice capture just the same.
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12/21/2005 11:41:30 AM
Yep. Even has an evil look in his eyes!
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12/21/2005 04:44:08 AM
Wow, what a wildlife study. Photographically brilliant but where's the phobia.
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12/21/2005 01:21:25 AM
Wow. Great shot. The timing makes me a bit nervous. I'm glad that's not my flesh. The colors are a bit dull, however.
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12/21/2005 01:15:17 AM
It's a bird all right. Nice shot of one too. Personally, i just don't feel you're conveying any phobia here. If I'm any judge you feel this chap is majestic (I do too). Still a nice shot though, although I'd prefer it a little sharper - 6.
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