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Screaming Eagle
Screaming Eagle
Alain


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Ecomuseum, Montreal, QC
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2008

Taken at the Ecomuseum in Montreal, this is one of the best places that I know to get good close-up Eagles shots.

It was taken when the temperature was around -23 Celsius (-9 F), this is why we can see the Eagle’s breath vapour coming out as he’s screaming. The black background is a few small evergreen trees in the distance. I positioned myself to get this dark background.

I'm really pround of this shot and I hope it does well in the challenge.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.9662
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.6500
Avg (non-participants): 7.2617
Views since voting: 3726
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 207
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/08/2008 02:06:24 AM
I've always loved this picture. This is one truly amazing capture!
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07/01/2008 06:38:05 PM
What a great capture. I can't help but wanting to take a look-see into the brain of the genius who gave you a one on this challenge.
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02/05/2008 10:41:24 PM
Another reason for me to go Montreal! Great capture.
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02/04/2008 10:29:13 PM
My only 10 in this challenge. This is such a stunning capture, and I love how you can see his breath. Congrats on top 10!
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02/04/2008 10:10:01 PM
Congratulations on a great shot. Eagle's breath has got to be a rare capture.
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02/04/2008 09:40:10 PM
Phenomenal shot, great composition and really great exposure, really nailed this one, congrats on top 10 as well as the awesome score.
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02/04/2008 01:56:36 AM
Nice work getting a clean background. Great detail throughout most of the white which is very difficult to accomplish. The detail also in the eye that is most visible to us. I bet this looks even more fantastic in print.
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02/04/2008 12:17:38 AM
Congrats on the shot! And on the top 10. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 01:46:42 AM
WOW that is up close and personal
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02/02/2008 12:22:30 PM
Yes he is. And all techs look great.Nice job.
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02/01/2008 03:52:04 PM
what a fantastic capture-great shot
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02/01/2008 02:58:43 PM
Excellent! Great timing, focus, DOF. Definitely a shot that makes me look at it. The only small thing would be the lack of detail on the highlight side of the bird, but I looked at the shot for a long time before I even noticed that.
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01/31/2008 05:14:49 AM
bold
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01/30/2008 10:46:07 PM
Nice and clear. Like the tongue.
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01/30/2008 06:32:28 PM
Beautiful detail and great expression.10
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01/29/2008 08:30:15 PM
Wow...what detail!! Just beautiful!
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01/29/2008 04:18:06 PM
Great take of wide mouth..
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01/29/2008 10:24:15 AM
Nice capture. This is probably the "fattest" eagle I have ever seen.
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01/29/2008 04:31:27 AM
Quite a personified presentation - looks like an angry old man in a brown feather suit yelling out orders at someone.
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01/28/2008 04:23:11 PM
Cool capture. Nice sharp focus and an interesting "pose".
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01/28/2008 03:18:17 PM
Very good eagle, different from all the others 10
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01/28/2008 10:36:56 AM
Wow! Fantastic focus and really good sharpness! this is a high scorer for sure
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01/28/2008 05:42:53 AM
and (lens) size does matter! very good focused shot. composition is a bit unweighted, had preferred a portrait orientation to emphasize his majesty
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01/28/2008 01:45:00 AM
Great Shot, wish the lighting was more even on both sides.
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01/28/2008 01:42:48 AM
Very nice capture.
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