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No teeth but a cool breath!

No teeth but a cool breath!
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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: 2005-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50 - 60 points (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-16 3:26
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 51
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
No teeth but a cool breath!
Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

You can find a lot of information on this bird on TN.
Let us begin with a previous post.
Then those of Serge Gagné: First & Second.
Then those of Michel Lamy, Phil Bentz, Demetrio Barros, Paolo Ardiani, Blair Powers, Laurie Black, Achille Zala, Ben Broughton, Lesley Mattuchio, Mike Hodgson, Bill Coe, Ralph Wellin, Elize Meijer, Kevin Crawmer.

I have also sent the original photo for the post of today.
I hope you like all of them.

Janice, hummingbird24, Fisher, carper, PDP, willie, extramundi, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Hanssie: 'entrance'...Luc 1 02-19 04:41
To hummingbird24: an element mattering in photography...Luc 1 02-18 23:23
To spike1: you can talk of this and that...Luc 1 02-17 06:10
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-16 4:16]

Is this gastroscopy picture, Luc :-) ?
Amazing close-up of proud and beautiful bird. I've never saw picture like your. Great capture!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-16 4:43]

Poor fellow, what a mouth. Was he squawking at you Luc? What ex PP work, so much better than the original. I like how you reversed it so the good eye is to the front. Good job!

Very good catch and very good crop, I like this composition a lot, you caught it right on time with the right angle.

Striking image that could do with being just a bit sharper on the eye, perhaps the softness is from where you have cropped down so much? If this was full frame and sharp it would be excellent...though you would probably be missing some fingers.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-02-16 6:42]

Super! widaæ mu "migda³ki"

lol :Dfunny title,Luc!They could use this pic for a comercial of minths :D
excelent capture with great details and good colours.well done!

Great macro! Perfect as always.
I decided don't make photos of animals. But... looking at your pictures I'm not sure of my decision!

Luc, Great visual impact.. I see this one & I imagine this Bald Eagle is at the Otolaryngologist's office getting his throat checked out! Say ahhhh! So you're into veterinary medicine now?? :-)) You've succeeded in showing a "unique" POV very well in this super-extreme POV. I can truly say that I've never seen an eagles tonque & throat in such detail! Well done!!

Amazing shot, Luc. Your skill with the camera and post processing is exceptional. I usually shy away from commenting on this kind of subject because who can say what is good or not when it comes to "faces" or species. However, in this case I am truly impressed with the outcome! It is sharp, detailed, has wonderful color, and passion. Not too many have gotten this POV, I am betting. You truly inspire me to do better whenever I see your postings, and it helps that we both have the same camera, so I can see what can be achieved. (I think now I will see about purchasing the lense.) Thank you .

Very good close-up Luc.
Great sharpness, you handle the little S1 with Co. very good.
Very good pose,exposure, composition and colours.
Very well done.

Luc, yes Sir, excelent shot, even the orininal was really well done. Either, are winners.


Great post Luc, impresive details. A great moment well captured.
Well done.

WOW WOW WOW... How close were you ??? This is just STUNNING !!!

Great capture Luc,
Excellent details and good sharp clear colours
Thanks for posting

Bizarre cette langue à la pointe bleue, que de détails qu'on ne peut observer dans un plan plus large. Le regard agressif est encore prédominant malgré ce bec tout grand ouvert.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-02-16 14:23]

very nice shot Luc,
You can almost see what he is eating, what a details and what a sharpnes, good pof, good composition, good job

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-16 15:17]

My friend
You deserve the best mug shot on TN for this one, it is superbe, I can nearly smell the meaty breath all the way from the north. I love this in your face pictures, well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-16 17:18]

Lovely close-up Luc, I like the cropping you have done here, very interesting to see the inside of it's mouth. Well done.

Brilliant Luc. You got him showing off his tonsils. A stunner.
Very well done

I think everything I was going to say has already been written Luc - a really great photo!

Luc, I am not in the mood to critic this one. I only feel like staring at it with my mouth as open as the fellow in the shot. Excellent crop, beautiful work. Thanks.

There are no words for this one .. its screaming out!

Luc, I just told Serge the other day that any closer I would have seen his tonsils. You went the extra distance and what can I see....

His tonsils! :) This capture realy has impact. I think this eagle shouted at you to take the lens out of its face. :) I might have shifted the frame a bit upwards (less below, more on top) but it still has a very dramatic impact when looking at this.

Very well done, my friend.

Wow, this is something special !
Seen a lot of birds of prey and also close-up, but never the "entrance" !
Great, Luc !

De la menthe, de la menthe, ça sent la menthe. LOL!
Merveilleuse prise. Moment décisif! J'aime beaucoup! Great shot!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-30 1:57]

Luc, amazing photo. What a perspective. Definitely a "in-your-face" kind of moment with one of the most impressive specimens of nature. And you managed to capture it! That calls for not only high photographic skills, but a lot of courage, no?

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-20 10:04]

What can I say - awesome shot! TFS. Tim

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