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"Hum, has the life a purpose?"

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Canada (chapter two), Bald eagles head, Ecomuseum [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-24 20:35
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"Hum, has the life a purpose?"
Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The bald eagle is native to North America and originally bred from central Alaska and northern Canada south to Baja California, central Arizona, and the Gulf of Mexico.
It now has been extirpated in many southern areas of this range. Bald eagles are able to live anywhere on the North American continent where there are adequate nest trees, roosts ands feeding grounds.
Open water such as a lake or an ocean, however, is a necessity.

Taken at the Ecomuseum.
I hope you like him.

glazzaro, zenitlady, Fisher, red45, TAZ, dew77, coasties, hummingbird24, slrnovice2, Violetteddy, marhowie, Comandante, gerhardt, naki, puffy, liquidsunshine, ellis49, christophe, mlines has marked this note useful
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To hvdp: 58mm de focale...Luc 1 08-29 23:18
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Good strong detail, nice pose. I like the dark, subdued background as it adds strong definition to the plumage.

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2005-05-24 21:13]
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what a great shot.. The bald eagle looks so humble what a change .. a symbol of things that might be.

Superb capture, Luc, of this contemplative eagle! Incredible clarity, great POV and what a portrait! Love how the shoulder is so broad and looks like a cape! Gorgeous! TFS!

Hi Luc
He appears to be contemplating some weighty issue. Great capture as usual.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-05-24 23:08]

Excelent shot, I like your POV and well done on this composition.
Excelent work.


What a wonderful portrait Luc, everything is just super sharp and I love your dark background.

I apologize for not being able to criticize but really there's nothing there that I find at fault.

Thanks for sharing Luc, it's definitely a keeper.


Very beautiful with a great details,well composed.Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-25 3:15]

Perfect title for a perfect shot Luc! Big congratulations for this one!

Excellent shot,very nice composition.TFS!

Very powerful picture. He almost looks ashamed !! Details are amazing.. Great POV.

well done

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-25 3:43]

Beau et intéressant portrait pour ce magnifique aigle qui a une superbe pose. Jolies couleurs, bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Wonderful, interesting & very well done !

Nice light!! excellent close-ups!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-25 5:38]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful shot with great details.Lighting,framing,DOF and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Awesome, perfect, wonderful, fantastic......... Thank you!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-25 6:43]

Luc, he makes me think he is an old man with his head down thinking. I like how his feathers are all bushed up. Wonderful composition and the details and colours are just perfect. Yes, I do like him. Thank you.

Superb image. The mood comes across exceptionally well. Technically perfect. Composition artistic and very successful. I love it :)

Excellent Luc!
Certainly gives me a glimpse of Auguste Rodin's wonderful statue, the thinker, (of the animal kingdom.)
A truly amazing comparison and great POV for this shot. Congratulations and thank you for a fine posting, yet once again...

And the answer is...yes!

Hello Luc, This is becoming your signature photo. Every one seems fresh to me, with a new POV and a great light play..Exceptional details, colors and sharpness here. Very well done my friend!!

What a wonderful shot! I love the composition a lot. Every bit is so sharp and clear. Thanks for great image.

Hi Luc!
Very nice shot.Details of feathers are amazing.Wonderful composition.Thanks for sharing.

This is just fabulous. The shadow play and extra ordinary pose of this majestic creature is very nicely done, Luc. Tach sharp and set off against a dark DG makes it stand out. Top notch work.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-25 14:06]

Hi Luc, there's an unique artistical touch here. No technical nits but, seeing the tip of the beak might chosen.
Excellent work.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-05-25 16:12]

Excellent shot Luc, look like his is deep in thought. Great details, composition and bg. TFS

Very nice simple portrate you made here LUC. TFS

Nicely captured Luc,
Nice composition, great detail and excellent exposure.
Great POV, thanks for posting

This is a great shot, my friend.
Well exposed, nice colours, good details and pose.
Great work.

Belle pose, et excellente gestion de la lumiere
Amicalement Christophe

Too cool shot!! Very clear and well composed!!WOW!!Very hot!

Trouvé avec bonheur sur la page d'accueil. Une petite merveille que ce portrait, dont la lumière est superbe. Un tableau clair-obscur de cet aigle superbe. Bravo, Luc, pour avoir aussi saisi le moment où il hérisse ses plumes. Excellent titre.

Fantastic Lighting, detail and mood!

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2005-08-29 4:32]
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Trois couleurs pour une très belle photo. Belle matière sur les plumes,belle pose et beau cadrage.
Les données Exifs indiquent 58mm de focale ?

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-09-07 5:30]

Excellent. Netteté, cadrage, posture.....tout y est.



This is an excellent picture Luc! Sharpness is superb and exposure is excellent. Not much to say about composition since the bird fill the frame. But shadow details in the dark feathers are excellent, and same comment for highlight details in white featers. Finally, this head position is unusual but I realy love it.
Title could be changed for: " I should check with the Vet for Viagra " ;o)
Great work and TFS.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-14 13:57]

Perfect over the shoulder portrait. Looks as if he posed just for you. I love this shot. Great highlights, composition, and exposure is perfect.

What an unusual photo. Very nice POV, from the back with the head turned to preen. Lighting is beautiful, accentuating the feathers, as is the fine clarity of the image. Good composition. TFS

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