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Portrait of an Eagle
Portrait of an Eagle
bobdaveant


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Ohio
Date: Jan 9, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

Happy with the high score, thanks to all who liked my photo. This beautiful creature is at the Carlisle Visitor Center near my home where they house birds that are hurt and cannot be released back into the wild. I could take photos of this eagle all day...this photo was taken through a cage.


Shooting Date/Time 1/9/2007 12:18:54 PM
Shooting Mode Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 200
Lens 75.0 - 300.0 mm
Focal Length 235.0 mm

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 491
Avg (all users): 6.5500
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3561
Avg (non-participants): 6.7024
Views since voting: 1197
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 300
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/18/2007 01:53:28 AM
Stunner. (And ditto SandyP).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 10:16:38 PM
strong eyes...
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01/16/2007 07:30:28 PM
One of the best!
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01/16/2007 12:58:42 PM
I really enjoyed this shot - the tonality and detail are spectacular.
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01/16/2007 02:23:37 AM
A very daring entry. I applaud you for that. But, I applaud you even more for what an outstanding entry it is, in my eyes. The photo definitely stops me in my tracks and demands my attention. Technically, there is not much I can say, other than everything is just dead spot on. Focus is great, the eyes are nice and sharp, awesome exposure. A totally great edit. I can see detail in the lights and darks, just awesome. I see all the veins in the feathers, I feel like I could reach out and touch that beak. He for sure stands out against the dark bg. A magical composition, and a 'pose' that I honestly don't normally see in 'avian' shots. I really am afraid that a lot of voters may slam this beautiful image for not being a traditional 'portrait of a person', but to this viewer, at least, you really have nailed a true 'portrait' much more than a lot of the entries in the field. And on a couple of different levels I might add also. You really have captured the character, the true essence of this magnificent bird, and all that it stands for. You can call it a portrait. You can call it anything. What you can not call it is anything but a totally outstanding image. Please excuse me now, while I lovingly gaze upon this masterpiece a bit longer, before placing in my favs with a perfect score of 10. Thank-you.
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01/16/2007 12:50:13 AM
excellent...
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01/15/2007 09:27:19 PM
Well achieved shot.
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01/14/2007 11:19:35 PM
This is just too good to be wasted on a bird even if its an eagle. - 8
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01/14/2007 03:23:59 PM
Wow! This is such an awesome shot! 10
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01/14/2007 02:50:59 PM
Nice shot!!
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01/13/2007 11:14:58 PM
Stunning. 9
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01/13/2007 10:49:24 PM
great depth and detail
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01/13/2007 06:45:51 PM
remarkable angle. 7
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01/12/2007 11:37:41 PM
Is this a real one? The lighting is awesome.
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01/12/2007 06:08:01 PM
VERY nice detail.
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01/12/2007 05:38:54 PM
W
01/12/2007 07:42:40 AM
wow .. wot an amazing photograph .. you've captured something very unique here .. the sense of power in the bird comes thru .. the eye's and beak give it a predatory feel, which is is of course but wotever ... its head on the side adds to the composition ..
interesting crop, excellent contrasts, and amazing detail ... =9
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01/11/2007 08:19:27 PM
8. Great b&w portrait of a non-human. refreshing to see this too after looking at other people's faces.
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01/10/2007 10:39:28 PM
I like to know how you got that picture? Fantastic close up.
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01/10/2007 06:36:26 PM
What a beautiful photo! I wish it was a bit lighter.
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01/10/2007 05:08:10 PM
Oh this is stunning! At first when I saw the thumbnail. . .even as much as I love bird photos, I didn't think this would wow me very much -- but when I opened it up, it took my breath away! The detail in those feathers just blows me away! Gotta give this portrait a 10!
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01/10/2007 12:08:28 PM
Very compelling light coming off his head. How did you do this?
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01/10/2007 07:40:04 AM
wow ! 10 !!!!
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01/10/2007 03:24:03 AM
WOW!!!

I'm giving this a 10+++ because even in this exemplary offering of B&W portraits this one stands out. The more I look at it trying to find one single smallest detail or flaw, the more I admire this photograph. This is one of the finest pictures I have ever seen! 10+++
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01/10/2007 02:10:19 AM
Nice clarity & tones. Good job!
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01/10/2007 01:40:45 AM
Good capture. Can't say I'm keen on animals in a portrait, but a great shot none-the-less. 6
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01/10/2007 01:38:56 AM
awesome clarity and pose...you had a great model!
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