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alanfreed


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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: National Aviary, Pittsburgh
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2008

One of two bald eagles at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. It was rather ironic that I had planned to take my daughter to the aviary, and the DPC gods were shining on me when I woke up to find "birds" as the new challenge topic :)

For once, perhaps I could get a 6 on a shot, maybe? I've been stinkin' up the joint lately, but I feel somewhat good about this one.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.0340
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.8557
Avg (non-participants): 7.1927
Views since voting: 3138
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 206
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/06/2008 12:41:58 PM
SQUAWWWWWWWWWWWK
02/04/2008 05:17:53 PM
Nice work Alan. Congrats on top 10.
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02/04/2008 01:20:50 PM
How about that 6! ;) Now, how to work this guy and Punxatawny Phil into the same picture. :P
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02/04/2008 12:06:07 PM
Great shot! Congrats on your top 10. You just scraped over 6 ;-)

I took a similar shot to this last year (nowhere near as good as yours though) and I'm kicking myself I didn't think about it when I did my Best of 2007 shot.
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02/04/2008 11:24:01 AM
I like the sharpness of the feathers.
This one is soaring with the eagles.
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02/04/2008 12:16:05 AM
You certainly broke your hoped for 6. Excellent shot and removal of any net or other enclosure with the f2.8. Very majestic. And to think Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
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02/04/2008 12:10:15 AM
Congrats on top 10, Alan! The detail in the feathers is wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 02:48:37 AM
WOW love the detail
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02/03/2008 12:20:28 AM
Awesome sharpness and composition. Great colours and great expression.
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02/02/2008 11:04:36 PM
Incredibly sharp focus where you want it. The dark feathers are not under exposed like I might have expected with all of that white. Beautiful.
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02/02/2008 05:02:12 PM
Excellent! I like the pose.
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02/02/2008 02:24:44 PM
wonderful clarity
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02/02/2008 12:22:23 PM
Nice, crisp and clear and it pops off the screen. Good comp. and all techs are good.
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02/02/2008 12:05:45 PM
Very Good Detail. I love it!!!
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02/01/2008 02:32:05 PM
Fantastic!! Wow-what a character 10
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01/31/2008 12:00:15 PM
Love the detail in his eye!! Great shot!
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01/30/2008 07:19:11 PM
Nice crisp photo
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01/30/2008 06:29:11 PM
Really beautiful detail.10
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01/30/2008 03:56:30 PM
Very nice detail, excellent light.
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01/30/2008 03:12:38 PM
I don't usually care much for eagles, but this is just too well done not to give it a high score.
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01/30/2008 12:27:06 PM
This is wonderful. Great capture!
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01/29/2008 03:37:32 AM
My pick of the eagle shots. Good composition and lighting and very sharp.
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01/29/2008 01:21:13 AM
The technicals are great which is why it gets a 7. It would be higher if it had something else going for it. Just my opinion of course. Good luck.
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01/28/2008 06:59:01 PM
Very well done. The exposure on the neck under the beak is a little too hot. You kept very nice detail every where else. Still 8
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01/28/2008 04:05:49 PM
Good sharp straight forward shot.
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01/28/2008 03:11:27 PM
good clean clear shot, well done 9
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01/28/2008 03:09:36 PM
Very majestic as your title says. Wonderful composition.
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01/28/2008 07:36:40 AM
amazing clarity and detail. What an stunning creature. 10
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01/28/2008 06:45:48 AM
Beautiful 8
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01/28/2008 02:21:50 AM
Good textures.
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