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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Nikon
Location: Gladstone IL
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2006

Took, this shot on Sat our family Chirstmas, at my Mother-in-laws. The Eagle I saw on the highway on the way home, I made my husband turn around to get the shot. Adjusted contrast & added layers. Combined the two shots. I am putting info on the main shot - should there be a place to put both. I did some work on the Eagle as it is a little out of focus, as I shot it out of a car window.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 116
Avg (all users): 6.7336
Avg (commenters): 6.7727
Avg (participants): 6.4915
Avg (non-participants): 6.8258
Views since voting: 2251
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 214
Comments: 34
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/24/2011 11:25:16 PM
Beautiful!
01/05/2007 04:23:41 PM
I eat my words.

Congrats!!
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01/05/2007 03:50:21 PM
This is a wonderful image. The composition, colors, and especially the beautiful soaring eagle. I love the fanned out tail. And I like the position of the eagle in the composition -- soaring into the shot rather than out of it. The misty soft feel of the landscape is a nice contrast to the sharp eagle. Definite wow factor here, and I gave it a 10.
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01/05/2007 12:12:17 PM
Beautiful treatment.
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01/05/2007 11:25:28 AM
Congratulations Chris on a fine score with this entry. Top Ten! Hooray! :D
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01/05/2007 05:41:00 AM
I bet you kicked yourself that the eagle was not in focus. While the image might stand scrutiny here, it is sadly less valuable elsewhere. Nice work though. I stand by my ten score.
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01/05/2007 01:55:43 AM
Congrats on the top 10! You're doing Team Suck proud. :)
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01/05/2007 12:28:46 AM
Man alive, this should have placed way higher. Beautiful and for real.
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01/05/2007 12:26:13 AM
Wicked shot. Congrats on top ten.
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01/05/2007 12:14:08 AM
Congrats on an excellent finish!! Lovely, striking image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 09:06:16 AM
Is the Eagle PSed in? If not, incredible photo. Otherwise, great composing.
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01/03/2007 08:29:43 PM
great capture....I love the angle and the eagle
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01/03/2007 05:17:15 PM
Great mood, though the halo around the bird's left wing seems a bit obvious
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01/03/2007 04:44:43 PM
wow! spectacular shot.
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01/02/2007 08:19:39 PM
What a great shot. Great color. I love this pic.
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01/02/2007 11:04:18 AM
This kindof makes me think of Cutter´s Triptych ribbon. Anyway, a nice shot and pretty well captured, think I would have liked it better if the eagle had been in the upper right corner and not the left and I personally may even have gone so far as to move it since that´s allowed in the ruleset but I respect that you didn´t. A small halo around the bird though that bothers me, you sure your monitor isn´t a little too bright? Anyway, great shot, 7 from me.
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01/02/2007 10:17:52 AM
What an exceptional image. As far as I can see, it is more or less as it came from the camera. 10.
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12/31/2006 11:05:33 PM
so very well done - great use of expert editing
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12/31/2006 08:45:44 PM
I have never gone back through with such a critical eye and reevaluated photos submitted in a challenge before. However because of what I consider to be the controversial nature of this rules set I am doing this now. My first time through I was willing to give you the benefit of a doubt on this extremely lucky capture of an eagle flying through a beautiful scene. The more I look at it though, the more it appears that the bird was added after the fact. The lighting around the bird doesn't match the rest of the sky and gives it a highlighted appearance. This may be a very good job of visual trickery, but visual trickery it is and therefore I am forced to reduce your score to one that is more fitting with the spirit of the rules...
TC
PS: I apologize if I am wrong, but believe that I am not...
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12/31/2006 07:26:42 PM
The editing halo around the bird shows up a little to much to make this photo work.
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12/31/2006 02:54:15 PM
Wow, if only that was real.
Which is what i keep saying to myself looking through these 'expert (used loosely) editing' shots.
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12/31/2006 01:35:53 AM
Oh man, this is wonderful....10+
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12/30/2006 01:35:17 AM
Wonderful composition. The tilt of the horizon is a touch "off" to my eye, even if it was naturally so. Otherwise, a very well done image, although "harsh" might not describe the feeling I get of the surroundings.
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12/30/2006 01:12:06 AM
Your photo does not convey, to me, much 'harshness' - it's rather beautiful instead. I wonder if it's a copy-and-paste job or an actual capture? Anyway, I don't vote in challenges I've entered or rarely do so - this time around I'm not. If I were, even though I feel it's somewhat dnmc, I'd give it an 8. Good luck to ya!
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12/29/2006 11:35:58 PM
Well captured.
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12/29/2006 03:04:51 PM
this is a nice image. not sure if the eagle was really captured at this location since it it advanced editing...doesn't matter but i would like to see more negative space to the left of the eagle. it just feels too tight with the bird so close to the left edge of the image.
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12/29/2006 02:27:01 PM
Awesome capture! Love the soft whiteness of the picture - feels cold. The eagle is so cool - I love the angle he is on. Back to bump you up to 8.
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12/29/2006 01:59:48 PM
Happy New Year! - 9
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12/29/2006 01:39:20 PM
Wonderful capture!
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12/29/2006 11:25:09 AM
Amazing capture, good work - 8
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12/29/2006 04:46:28 AM
Love the sharpness of the eagle - nice - 6
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12/29/2006 03:17:59 AM
sun on the bird doesn't match the background - nice idea - seems like he'd almost be a silo from this angle
12/29/2006 01:19:40 AM
Outstanding!
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12/29/2006 12:39:57 AM
awesome picture, not seeing a HUGE correspondance with the challenge, but some
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