- mala-zaba (1165)
- [2007-02-25 6:27]
Ho wow, really a very beautiful capture. The eagle is detached well from the background and the composition is very good. Shrapness image.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-02-25 6:52]
Very good sharpness especially for an in flight; well done!
My nit is the underexposed wings which show no detail.
Beautiful Bald Eagle.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-02-25 7:04]
Fantastic powerful capture of the Bald Eagle landing. This is sharp and well presented but perhaps a little on the dark side.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
May I have the right to be green with jealousy today? This is an amazing capture of this so wonderful bird. I love it pose, composition and details you caught. What is most impressive is that YOU SAW this great bird with your own ye and with your camera; this must have been so extraordinary wasn't it? Well done!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-02-25 7:55]
Great action moment catched here!
I like so much this close approach of this bald eagle.
This is really a good pose, you catched it in it's full wingspan and plenty of details.
The tension on the legs are so good.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2007-02-25 10:12]
well captured in flight photo excellent details very crisp Excllent composed and captured photo well done
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-02-25 11:09]
Magnificent action capture.Moment you caught is great.I liked POV,clear details,lighting,framing and composition a lot.
I don't think it would be wise to be in the same room with me and Claudine... we are both green with envy!!! What a shot! One could hardly ask for a better eagle shot opportunity. I have heard that eagles can grasp the prey with their talons but they cannot let go of it. That's why they sometimes drown.
The image is a tad underexposed though. It would be nice to see the wing detail too. I've found that it is usually better to overexpose a bit with digital photography than to underexpose... without clipping the lights. It is easier to add contrast and to darken a light photo than it is to brighten a dark one.... because that always reveals that nasty NOISE! I played with it a little in a workshop with moderate success.
I LOVE this picture!
Evelynn : )
- BillyGoat (4827)
- [2007-02-25 14:51]
Wow great timing here Rick! Looks like some WS'es have already dealt with the shadows.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-02-25 16:27]
I am with Evelyn and Claudine - this is a shot I would die for. The eye and beak are really good - the eye just takes in those and then amazement that you got the shot takes over. TFS James
- bobair (44)
- [2007-02-25 18:29]
this capture does make my day,well done.Like my own shot from today it lacks in some detail,but given what the subject is-really it is of no consequence.Well done Rick. Bob
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-02-26 0:38]
Hi dear Rick ,
nice moment captured.
thanks and regards
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-02-26 5:52]
bien vu cet oiseau en vol,bons détails et couleurs nettes, bien vu, j' aime beaucoup, merci de partager
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-02-26 10:36]
great capture on this mighty
and beautiful bird
sharp with good composition
- retlash (284)
- [2007-02-26 11:40]
Super sharp shot and informative commentary.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-02-26 17:46]
An awesome capture of this bald eagle.The pose is wonderful.What an amazing POV.It's like you are right beside it.A real gem.TFS
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-02-27 3:43]
Well this eagle is a masterpiece. We don't really need a workshop that makes the razorsharp wingfeathers look fuzzy... or a workshop that plays with the colours etc. to the point where it destroys the shot.
If, IF I were to do a workshop, I would at best
a) adjust the contrast
b) do a modest crop at the bottom...
I shall send you what I have in mind, as I can't post another WS today :-( .
Rick THIS shot is absolutely outstanding! I'll trade you one like that for some fire in ice! ;)
Do you remember that program called "The Shadow"... ;)
You and me both appear to be fans! "Who knows...what evil...lurks in the dark"...
- Farmer (359)
- [2007-02-28 22:00]
Spectacular shot ! This Eagle is bright and happy . It is so great to see these big boys coming back from the brink . Hope you and everyone else can get lots more chances at these guys .I agree with Evelynn , if you have the time ( and I know sometimes you don't) open up a bit .
As to Evelynn"s comment on the talons , don't worry , I've handled several Baldies , and despite the fact they have a grip of steel , they can let go . Sometimes they get more than they can carry , getting back in the air after the crash is the biggest problem .
Thanks for sharing , Kevin .