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Thanks Janice Smith

Thanks Janice Smith
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos, TN Classics, High Altitude [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-09 19:52
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Favorites: 4 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
I wish to dedicate this image to a long time friend here on TrekNature, Janice Smith ( lovenature ). She has supported me greatly in the almost two years here. She has been so kind in her comments and encouraged me to show my images to others, through that, I even had some images published in a magazine from our home province. I would love to meet her in person one day, maybe on one of our rivers here in Alberta where her and her husband spend some relaxing time in the out of doors together. Thanks Janice, Big Hug and Happy Thanksgiving.

This Bald eagle image has been taken from my archives, it was shot on the same trip that my first ever posting here on TrekNature came from. Shot in Prince Rupert British Columbia.

ramthakur, rcrick, tkp1165, lovenature, Heaven, siggi, jstewart, mariki, NinaM, SelenE, CeltickRanger, eqshannon, PeterZ, jaycee, MMM, Juyona, boreocypriensis, Maite, Evelynn, Argus has marked this note useful
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Truly majestic pose of the Bald Eagle, Rick.
You have shot it at the precise moment of its landing, I suppose.
The picture is brilliant and the mabience in the background is apt to the capture.
TFS and regards.

Hello Rick

What a classic pose.This is an iconic image.
Wonderful POV and DOF.
The setting is breathtaking.
This could easily be a postage stamp ,or the poster for save the bald eagles.


Hi Rick,

You just hit the jackpot with this one, Wow what a stunner, this reminds me of the kind of image I would expect to see in NatGeo, Awesome shot, details, colours, framing, lighting, all perfect, an absolute stunner, well done mate, well worth a little green smiley, have a great weekend,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Rick
Beautiful shot!! Splendid colors, fine details,great exposure and a fantastic pose, Incredible capture well done.

Awe shucks...you're making me blush Rick.
Thanks so much for the heartfelt dedication. I also hope we can meet one day, we live so close compared to most of the TN family.

A nice action shot Rick! The Bald Eagle is such a majestic species and symbolizes freedom to me. You've captured this all so well. Keep up the wonderful work Rick. Your friend...not so far away.
Janice :D
A big hug for you too (and Lucy)

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-10-09 21:36]

Hi Rick!

So we thank Janice, too! It would be a pitty if we wouldn't see such a beautiful picture! Rick, this is just fabulous, it's wildlife at the best. The picture is dynamic and powerful, highlighted by the movement of the eagle's wings and the composition with the branch and the wing pointing in the same direction. And, moreover, it's just a pleasure to look at the picture...

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-09 22:52]

Hello Rick
Wow what a neat pose you captured.Excellent detail in the wing plumage.Very well focused with nice sharp detail.TFS

Dramatic shot and very British Columbian with the foggy blue mountain in the background. Lots of good bald eagle pics on Trek sites, but yours stands up well.

What a shot Rick.Fantastic landing of this bird of Prey.

Excellent details and nice composition.


Hello Rick,

A great shot! Very good timing. Great POV, DOF and sharpness. Wonderful colours. Very nice contrast against a beautiful background.

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  • yngve (113)
  • [2008-10-10 1:31]

Great shot. I wish I was there.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-10 4:38]

Hi Rick
very good sharp and detail
exellent composition
very well done.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-10-10 4:40]

Magnificent eagle picture! Action, color and sharpness are just great. Gary

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-10 5:05]

Wow, Rick, you are hiding treasures, I just love this picture with the wings' movement and the branches', altogether giving a fluid and moving effect. Great shot, the bird is so sharp and as the king of the king, absolutely perfect and superb. We can tell its "ferocity" in its eyes, the sharpness of the vision and the strength of the flight and thighs. Thanks a lot Rick, and hugs to Janice having encouraged you.


hello Rick

what a superb shot and what great luck you have
to see such wonderful birds, POV and framing are fine,
excellent sharpness and details, and you shoot it the image
at the best time of the eagle's pose, it brings dynamism to the image,



Wonderful and typically classic and one of you best...!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-10 8:59]

Hello Rick,
Amazing photo. This is also a masterpiece and certainly belongs in your magazine. I agree with Wolf, the whole setting is breathtaking. Technically perfect in all aspects.
Very nice dedication to Janice.
Have a great weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-10 9:29]

Hi Rick,

Why did you hold on to this for so long without posting it???? An amazing shot - I imagine the Eagle is just landing but it looks like he is doing his morning warm-ups. A perfect picture with a wonderful view of his face (with a great expression), the spread tail feathers and the wings in a marvelous position. All with fine details and beautiful colors. The setting and composition are fantastic.


What a wonderful capture of this eagle landing. You are lucky to be able to see them from so close... They are rare here and I don't see them often. This is an excellent action shot with superb composition and details, wow!

Hi Rick, just stunning, detail, timing, composition, just stunning... regards h

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-10 13:40]

Hi Rick
what a beauty.Every thing is there.Good POV and sharp image with a fantastic pose.Perfect timing.
TFS Michel

It's a fantastic image, Rick. In your achives...why???:-)
Pech, background, depth, decisive moment...it's all there!
Nice dedication of course...
Thanks for sharing this beauty...

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-10 14:05]

Hola amigo,
bella captura y efectivo foco,
fina definición y detalles...
saludos Rick

Hi Rick, great action shot of this beutiful huge raptor with superb clarity, nice DOF and POV. TFS thişs fine image my friend! Have a nice weekend!


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-10 15:08]

Very impressive shot of this majestic bird.
It must be incredible seeing such a huge bird-of-prey in the wild.
Very good sharpness.
Excellent pose.
Great light.
A touching dedication to Janice.

Well done Rick!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-10 23:01]

Wow, Rick!
My jaw is hanging on my keyboard.
What an amazing, amazing shot!
So dynamic! Superb pose.
Amazing shot.
Oh, did I say that already!
TFS. : )

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-10-11 10:22]

Hello Rick
What a fantastic capture!! How beautiful the eagle and how outstanding its pose! Magnificent sharpness, POV, DOF and composition. I love it!!!
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Wow... you've been holding out on us!! This is just wonderful Rick! I'm jealous. Great work!

Evelynn : )

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-13 1:17]

Hello Rick,
A superb one from your archives!
Captured with great timing in sharpness, you caught this Bald Eagle in a great wing position and set it in an excellent composition with the cedar branches against the OOF mountain BG.
A beautiful image Rick and thanks for sharing it,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-13 8:37]

That's truly a fantastic shot Rick! It's a dream for me to capture a great Bald Eagle like that. Well done!


Dear friend Rick.
Your bird landing is brilliant! In most photos of this sort the bird against the sky is underexposed, or the scenery is overexposed.

Your shot is spot on!

The natural colours make it a pleasure to view your work. I have chosen it as a favorite and add it to my theme "high Altitude.

Thanks for sharing,

Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam, Limpopo, South Africa

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