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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Location: Eagle River, Alaska
Date: Mar 28, 2007
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2007

Post Challenge:

I thought this would do better than it did. :( Thanks to all for the great comments.

This eagle was perched in a tree near my home. I focused on him and waited for him to take off. When he did, he flew down to about 10 feet off the ground and was about 20 feet directly in front of me. I was thrilled with my capture. Hopefully people won't get tired of my eagle shots. I think they are magnificent birds.

Place: 172 out of 561
Avg (all users): 5.9241
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8908
Avg (non-participants): 6.0256
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 158
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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04/09/2007 02:39:29 PM
The detail in his talons and tail feathers is amazing. GREAT capture. Birds in flight are tough, in my opinion - looks like you've got the hang of it!
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04/09/2007 10:39:58 AM
I am so disappointed that this photo didn't get the top recognition it deserves! I think you got robbed! I still look at it in awe as I realize what you accomplished in getting such detail in a moving EAGLE!!! This is an outstanding photo and one of my highest scoring photos in the whole challenge!

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04/08/2007 10:06:34 PM
Cecilia, this is a lovely photo - boy you were close to him, weren't you! His head is tack-sharp. I think you ought to have broken the 6 mark, but FS voters are often fickle. Great entry!
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04/08/2007 11:09:54 AM
Very nice capture. If this were a tad sharper, it would have been way over 6.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2007 08:39:20 PM
I like the photo, but the wings being cut off is a distraction
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04/06/2007 10:24:55 AM
great capture...
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04/05/2007 10:00:51 PM
Oh wow! I HOPE I'm not disappointed to find this one with anything but a TRULY kick-butt score in the end! I spent some time this week trying to capture birds in flight, so I totally appreciate how difficult it is. But this one, where you can see midtones in the eyes, and detail in the featheres! I am in awe. This is National Geographic, or Outdoor Photographer material for sure. Congratulations on a breathtaking capture -- regardless of the score, although I'm sure yours is great!
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04/05/2007 03:54:11 PM
a bit oof
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04/03/2007 06:04:56 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. It's day two three now and I'm running late, sorry.

Great picture, would be better with all the wings in there. Don't think the title helps. 6
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04/03/2007 03:14:47 AM
mighty is right .. and a mighty good shot . =8
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04/01/2007 09:24:24 PM
It almost doesn't look real...
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