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Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Oregon Zoo, OR
Date: Aug 19, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007

Taken at The Oregon Zoo. The original is a bit awkward in its composition so I had to do some cropping. I don't mind the way it's cropped, but it doesn't reveal his wings as much as one might hope.

I've lost the basics of editing, but it was pretty simple. Convert from RAW, adjustment layer, shadow/highlights helped save some of the detail in the head and burn around the edges.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.6751
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.2436
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Views since voting: 1134
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 197
Comments: 22
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08/27/2007 12:51:16 AM
But for the missing wings, Doc. :) I still think it's great. Different from your typical Bald Eagle shot. Would like to see uncropped.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2007 09:34:51 PM
Very good perspective of this beautiful eagle. The focus is perfectly on the face.
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08/26/2007 09:04:00 PM
Good close up here re the fine details and textures.....
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08/26/2007 04:29:15 PM
Awesome capture, great clarity and detail, 10.
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08/24/2007 07:12:20 PM
wow!!! what a great shot
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08/24/2007 06:45:33 PM
Nice shot, Really.
But the wings arent even in the picture, haha
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08/23/2007 09:39:51 PM
Wonderful picture. I think it is a little closely cropped for the purposes of this challenge.
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08/22/2007 03:51:43 PM
Amazing!
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08/22/2007 05:55:29 AM
Great capture & crop! This is by far the best display of an eagle's strength & muscularity that I have ever seen! :)
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08/21/2007 09:36:51 PM
Nice details in this shot but seems odd that the majority of the wings are cut off for a wings challenge.
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08/21/2007 01:49:15 PM
Beautiful capture. These ares such magnificent birds and you have captured it well.
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08/21/2007 12:49:21 AM
Great shot with excellent focus. I may have nightmares though. For some reason they spook the hell out of me.
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08/20/2007 11:28:03 PM
Good job on capturing the compositional lines & curves of a great classic shot. The focus and tones could be a bit stronger/more defined, but otherwise good work.
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08/20/2007 10:30:09 PM
Wow. Fabulous sharpness. Excellent closeup.
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08/20/2007 04:43:08 PM
Crisp and good saturation. psart 8
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08/20/2007 12:52:09 PM
Whoa! This is SO beautiful. For this challenge I would've liked to see a little bit more of his wings, but this is a really beautiful shot. Love the detail & DOF, just awesome! -10
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08/20/2007 12:11:07 PM
Wow majestic!
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08/20/2007 11:46:07 AM
just too bad that the wings aren't really part of the picture.
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08/20/2007 09:32:21 AM
Nice crisp image - th eonly thing i miss in this is atleast one full wing (not that i am a wing-fan but the theme raises the expectiations to see one. Great capture nonetheless 7
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08/20/2007 02:50:53 AM
Great focus.
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08/20/2007 02:46:32 AM
I wish there was more room to the left but the strength of the photo might not have been the same. Great detail in the eye.
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08/20/2007 12:30:03 AM
stunning clarity and colour, nice composition and 'pose' 8
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