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Screaming Bald Eagle
Screaming Bald Eagle
Alain


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (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: Jul 26, 2008
Aperture: f/7.10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2008

Crop
Basic Curves, colors, levels and lighting adjustment
Brighten the eyes
Smart Sharpening a few times by small increments
Duplicate layer
Changed 1 layer to B&W
Merge the 2 layers using multiply
Dodge & Burn
Save for Web
Re-open in PS
Smart Sharpen again
Added a border
Save for Web again

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 524
Avg (all users): 7.0732
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3077
Views since voting: 5124
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 164
Comments: 36
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/15/2010 06:40:02 PM
Good color, focus and angle. The lighting position works well and does a great job of highlighting such a wonderful subject. Well captured.
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08/12/2008 04:57:29 PM
Congrats on the 5th place with this beautiful shot!
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08/08/2008 11:18:11 AM
I knew this was yours. Excellent! You've got the knack with the eagles.
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08/08/2008 10:08:52 AM
Helluva profile. Nice to see variation on the head-on shot :-)
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08/08/2008 10:08:12 AM
Gorgeous capture and composition. Really well done. Congrats on 5th!
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08/08/2008 08:48:18 AM
Love your bird shots, Alain. This one is a stunner!

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08/08/2008 06:58:50 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Very well done shot!
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08/08/2008 05:49:56 AM
Alain - Absolutely awesome job! Congrats on a top 5 and the 7+ score.
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08/08/2008 01:48:20 AM
once again, you have taken a wonderful image, congrats
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08/08/2008 01:26:15 AM
I suspected that this was one of yours. Absolutely fantastic !!!!
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08/08/2008 01:06:08 AM
Congrats for your top five. Beautiful and sharp photo filled with action. Good work!
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08/08/2008 12:59:50 AM
Terrific! Congrats on 5th
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08/08/2008 12:42:52 AM
Just beautiful. The photo is totally amazing, and I love your process with it. Congrats on high score and good placement in FS.
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08/08/2008 12:32:43 AM
Hi Alain, not quite a ribbon, but very close! Good to know we can rely on your for an amazing shot each month. :)
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08/08/2008 12:14:35 AM
Hey, CONGRATULATIONS on the VERY deserving Honorable Mention! This is amazing!!!!

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08/08/2008 12:08:52 AM
I love the sharp focus and that you also managed to capture the details in the feathers. Congrats on 5th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 05:37:30 PM
This is a terrific shot. Perfect composition. Good lighting and tones. The only thing that bothers me (VERY slightly) is the eagle's eye - almost doesn't look real. Was this a live bird or a stuffed one? (Not that it really matters that much, I'm just curious...) You get a 9 from me either way.
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08/06/2008 10:22:03 AM
Stunning image. My number one pick so far. 10
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08/05/2008 08:05:21 PM
That's about as sharp as it gets! Great capture!
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08/05/2008 07:30:36 PM
technically perfect
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08/05/2008 01:30:03 AM
One of my favourite birds. Well captured, excellent pp work, if there was just a little catchlight in the eye to make it more alive, would have been perfect. Still into my fav it will go. 9
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08/04/2008 06:44:34 PM
Excellent photo. The eye is so sharp. I like the black background. I can just hear him screeching.
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08/04/2008 05:55:24 PM
Well caught - I like the black background
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08/04/2008 08:45:43 AM
Beautiful capture of a classic eagle pose. Next time have him shave! LOL Lovely capture.
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08/02/2008 11:59:36 AM
Nice capture. The composition is well done, nice detail.
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08/02/2008 10:26:34 AM
great detail
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08/02/2008 08:17:11 AM
The very B E S T and my favorite for this challenge..........
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08/02/2008 06:46:31 AM
Superb! Best bald eagle shot to date. 10
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08/01/2008 01:17:28 PM
Very nicely done.
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08/01/2008 11:39:27 AM
WOW!
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08/01/2008 10:54:43 AM
Nice lighting and focus. I like his little "goatee."
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08/01/2008 06:38:44 AM
In my top 3!
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08/01/2008 06:25:00 AM
Excellent Classic eagle shot.
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08/01/2008 04:39:03 AM
great! very good details, tones, lighting...
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08/01/2008 02:50:24 AM
wow...super clear...excellent light...great pose
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08/01/2008 01:58:46 AM
Sharp, crisp, beautiful!
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