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Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
philup


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Kentucky
Date: Mar 23, 2007
Aperture: 6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 80
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2007

I'm very greatful for all the great comment and such a high placement in this FS challenge. Thanks everybody for the comments and votes.

To see this guy up close was just amazing to me. I've never seen anything so beautiful in all my life. At the same time I was very sad to him in captivity with his wings clip. I guess thats how it works sometimes.

We have a wildlife resource dept here in Kentucky. I wish I would have known about this place when the wildlife challenge was going on.

Here are some outtakes if you want to look.

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Statistics
Place: 17 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.7874
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 2672
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 174
Comments: 27
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/18/2007 11:32:08 PM
Fantastic work Philup! Hope all is well in Kent.
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04/10/2007 12:09:31 AM
Phil, the focus on the eyes is superb...great lighting and composition...congrats on a top 20 finish. Love the outtakes as well, but you made the right choice with this one
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04/09/2007 05:30:32 AM
fantastic eyes, he is looking right through me! :) congrats on top 20!!
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04/08/2007 11:20:17 PM
Ohmy!! These photos are breathtaking! I don't think I've seen anything as beautiful either! Congratulations on this no-brainer for a great score and high placement!

I feel so sad especially for the birds being in cages and having their wings clipped too. In our zoo, alot of the birds were wounded and rescued and they can't fly anyway so it feels a little better. I guess at least they are safe and well cared for and have the cameraderie of companionship forever.

You sure got some SPECTACULAR photographs of them!!

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04/08/2007 11:18:35 PM
wonderfull photo, very sharp and clear. Congrats on the capture.
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04/08/2007 08:43:03 PM
BEAUTIFUL PLACEMENT!!!!! WAHOO!!!!! well deserved!
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04/08/2007 03:01:19 PM
Fantastic clarity, love this shot.
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04/08/2007 02:09:58 PM
Fabulous shot. Really crisp and clear.
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04/08/2007 02:06:27 PM
That's intense! Wonderful shot, amazing details!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 12:14:23 AM
Really great shot!
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04/06/2007 08:42:27 PM
this a very close, close-up.!
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04/06/2007 10:19:56 AM
Very imposing... superbe...
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04/05/2007 05:47:16 PM
Very impressive shot. A bit of blur in the peak of the nose, but those eyes are piercing, and excellent feather detail below the beak.
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04/04/2007 12:51:40 AM
looks my 2nd grade teacher
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04/03/2007 11:07:25 PM
Great job on the eyes. Love the composition.
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04/03/2007 03:05:44 AM
I really enjoyed this photograph. I vote a 10. I love the smooth, clean beak. Oftentimes, beaks are scrached and/or discolored which I find distracting. Your photograph is flawless.
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04/03/2007 03:01:01 AM
excellent shot ...... those eyes are amazing ...
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04/03/2007 12:08:01 AM
ahhhhh
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04/02/2007 10:37:36 PM
This bloke still around, very sharp...
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04/02/2007 03:18:13 PM
nice baldie, but I like um better at a distance to see their overall power.
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04/02/2007 10:20:37 AM
So far, my only 10, great shot!
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04/01/2007 10:25:01 PM
love this shot....how in the world did you get that close....love the straight on comp!
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04/01/2007 09:29:49 PM
Wow..I'm speechless!!
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04/01/2007 06:31:18 PM
I love the shot. Although imo it would be improved if it was rotated about a degree clockwise to make the features perfectly horizontal.
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04/01/2007 06:12:03 PM
awesome !!
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04/01/2007 02:13:25 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning.
Sharp as a new pin and I bet he tears the flesh like one too. Excellent close-up picture. 7
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04/01/2007 02:17:05 AM
The detail of the feathers and eyes wonderful and beak is well centered.
Lighting is good, and no distracting objects in the background, because
this closeup fills up the whole frame.
But beyond the technical, a good photo of a bald eagle should evoke
American pride, and this one does.
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