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Portrait of a Predator
Portrait of a Predator

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Oct 19, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

I'm sure this will be one of at least 6 eagles in the challenge . .


Place: 82 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.2681
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2443
Avg (non-participants): 6.3390
Views since voting: 994
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 235
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2009 02:57:37 PM
I just seriously do not get this at all. It was in my top 6 images. DAMN. I find it just outstanding in all regards.
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01/23/2009 11:48:52 AM
Like the isolation of the white against the neck and background. Crisp, clean shot and a decent result in a competitive challenge.

Now put the 100-400 down and back slowly away from the raptor centre Steve - how am I going to get any of my zoo shots over 6 if you keep hogging those slots ;-)
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01/23/2009 03:55:53 AM
Them voters like to see the sharp, crisp veins in their eagle feathers, Steve. The blown/blurred head feathers hurt this in a very competitive challenge. Still a strong finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 07:42:17 PM
nicely done...
those little feathers...ewwww!
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01/21/2009 11:12:01 AM
Super detail in this beautiful portrait.
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01/21/2009 08:23:36 AM
Great shot, congratulations!
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01/19/2009 04:11:24 PM
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01/18/2009 08:03:42 PM
Seriously... Some of you guys'n'gals must've tamed eagle types to come and pose for you whenever you feel like it. I don't know if I can stand another eagle, shot with a 70-200mm lens... THIS BETTER BE SHOT WITH SOMETHING BIGGER! Full score from me....
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01/18/2009 10:26:31 AM
noce crisp and clean amazing details in the feathers love job well done
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01/17/2009 03:30:04 PM
wish the feathers on the head were just a bit more in focus...looks like a young eagle...great capture..
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01/16/2009 01:52:00 PM
is that like mouse fur sticking out of his beak? Nice eagle shot.
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01/16/2009 10:23:21 AM
very good focus and composition- i like the fuzz in it's beak -it give a really strong real life look
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01/16/2009 10:22:36 AM
Spectacular focus. I don't usually find eagle shots very interesting but this is phenomenal. I can see this used as a commercial photo for something very American, since it is the national bird (or at least I think that's a bald eagle) It has strength and perfect use of DOF and light. 9
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