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Photo Information
Copyright: Geoff Taylor (geoffash26) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 45] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, canon 300 f4 is
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-11 16:58
Viewed: 3746
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just another portrait shot of a lovely Bald Eagle from Hawk Conservancy
A little blow out on the head but I like the back lighting on the beak
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Stunningly beautiful! It's almost like it posed for it! Great shot! Love the intensity!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-11 17:22]

Hi Geoff
What a portrait! Nothing to say: just perfect. Permit me a spanish exclamation: °Bravo!
TFS. Josť M.

Hi Geoff,
Very good close up of the bald eagle,sharp details.
thank you

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-05-11 18:14]

Wow, Geoff. What is it with you guys lately -- it seems like a spate of eagle shots and all of them great? I want a conservancy!

This is an exquisite portrait -- I like the vertical portrait format and the tight details on the head. I even like the details on the body feathers. I only wish it was shot against a slightly lighter background -- but that's splitting hairs!

Great portrait of old boldy. AMazingly detailed. Well done !

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-05-11 18:25]

Hi Geoff, very good sharp picture, the composition and the colors is perfect, Juan

Hi Geoff
Great handling of the exposure. Fill flash did a perfect job of disclosing highlights while not overpowering the natural light. Detail on feathers is beautiful. Well done.

Superb photograph. Impeccable. My only quibble is a philosophical one: this is a studio shot, not one from the wild. The purist within me argues that one should always shoot birds in the wild. The pragmatist argues otherwise. I haven't resolved that debate. No smileys: I abstain until I resolve this personal debate.


I like the tight crop on this portrait. You show great detail and sharpness of image. I also like the BG and POV in your pic. A very good pic indeed! TFS,

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-12 5:10]

Hi Geoff,
I believe this is Cheyenne, I posted a picture of her earlier :-) The blown whites are minimal and I think with these Eagles it's fairly easy to get away with it, especially with a fairly shallow DOF. Great shot, a very regal pose, excellent detail, nice framing, a great shot.

Really perfect portrait and good focus.Thanks you for your post..

Hi Geoff

A lovely clear shot. Nice POV. Very good exposure. Light is excellent. :-)

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-05-12 10:52]

Hi Geoff,

Lovely shot of a bird i know quite well now. The blown whites at the top of his head are minimal and don't distract from the excellent quality of this image. Fill flash has put light into the shadows and added a nice catchlight. POV, DOF and background are perfect.

TFS, Regards


I missed this one Geoff, good pose and very very sharp. The dark back ground really sets the head off too.

Hi Geoff,

Very excellent portrait!!!
Wonderful all...
Very well done!!!

TFS :-)

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