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My Vision of Eagles

My Vision of Eagles
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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: 2005-06-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Donnas Favorite Wildlife photos!, CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 7:04
Viewed: 6535
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image taken in Prince Rupert of two Bald Eagles is how I have always envisioned eagles. I have seen many beautiful images with amazing closeups and details of captured birds and they ARE great. But this image shows them as I have always seen them powerful, noble sitting and viewing thier kingdom from high in a tree. Free to reign over thier land and sea. This pair like hundreds of other coastal eagles are waiting for the beginning of the salmon runs which provide food.

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hello Rick

you are right, it is beautiful when the subject is on close-up,
but some times when the subject is farter, the image is much better
the image has a much better effect, your photo it is one
of the best example of that kind of photos, i love your image Rick,

i have the impression that you where perchd too
while taking your photo, everything is perfect on your image

TFS alot
(merci beaucoup)


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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-01-23 7:26]

Hi Rick,

Majestic commanding view of the great eagle.
Great point of view -same level as the subject.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-23 7:40]

Hi Rick,
It's nice to see them in context with their surroundings here, the mountainous BG really helps gives an overall feel for these magnificant birds and their lives. Perfect composition too, with them staring into the space on the left.
Great work, they look almost regal...now all you need to get is one of them catching the Salmon ;o)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-23 7:43]

Hi Rick,

A very nice capture and as you say something different then all the close ups from this bird,you were lucky enough to see a couple a nice extra is that one is in the darker BG f the trees and the other one in the bright colors of the sky,both are well exposed and give good detail,tfs


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-23 7:51]

Hi Rick,

I am so envious of you to have seen these two wonderful eagles. They are beautiful and you are right, they seem to be looking over their kingdom. I love the way you have composed this!


Hi Rick,
What a beautiful pair of eagles displayed in all their splender....just as you said they should be.A lovely composition as your placement has emphasised their view out over the valley.Good clarity and DOF.I would be very happy to view such a sight in person.
Regards, David

This truly is a great shot. I agree with you on the shots taken in captivity. Those do make wonderful close-ups, but nothing compares to seeing them in the wild. We have several Bald Eagles living around Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas. They roost on dead trees in the middle of the lake. I haven't dared yet to take my camera out there. I will one day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-23 8:26]

Hello Rick,
Magnificent is the word!
These two bald Eagles are beautifully portrayed in their domain, surveying the surroundings from the top of this hemlock tree. The composition is superb and the Eagles stand out well against the slightly OOF mountainous BG.
Thanks for sharing this prize from your archives, Rick!

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-23 8:34]

Wowww Rick, what a sight. Thank you for showing those birds in their noble grace. I'll tell you, I am jealous of you for seeing such birds! Wow. I love the distant mountain with the birds at the foreground. It is a lovely composition, perfectly captured and seen. Thank you!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-23 8:40]

Hi Rick

Wonderful composition - both birds with good eye contact and grear exposure.



Hi Rick
Noble is the word!
absolutely great compo!

Hi Rick
Really nice view with two Bald Eagles in their natural environment. Well composed one with nice details.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-23 9:34]

hi rick,
one of the beautiful pictures I have seen in TN..lovely Shot..xcellently composed. brilliant shot,

Hi Rick, nice shot of these majestic Eagles. They look so fierce and fearless. Nicely composed giving them space.
TFS, Richard

Hi Rick,
I agree so much with your notes! Yes, those birds have a kingdom because they are Queens and Kings of the air :)! What a precious and excellent capture. I would be crazy to have captured this moment myself :)!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-23 10:37]

Hello Rick,
Perfect composition, great DOF, BG and very beautiful colours.

I must have had a lucid dream...I remember working on a shot such as this...no wait...It was a Bob Ross painting show on PBS...It was almost the exact same scene only his was out of his head and onto the pallet in oil...but oil cannot do this shot justice..only you and that daggone Canon...wow Rick..this is one beautiful image! I am breathless!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-23 12:17]

Hi Rick
This is very good composition and saharp
well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-23 13:21]

Hi Rick. I have never seen an eagle in the wild. you are a lucky man to live in this area. you have captured a fine pose with the birds looking out over the area. good detail and natural colours. well done TFs.

very heroic, great composition, TFS Ori

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-23 16:34]

Hi Rick,

Great composition, by having them completely on the left makes them looks even more dominant with their eyes looking far way to the horizon. You've captured a great moment here. Congratulations!



Great capture,
I love the way you represented these birds,
Wonderful background,
Great job,


Rick, this is a fantastic image from the summer of 2005.
The two eagles are perched on the tree in a sort of pleasant formation.
They are very well captured in this shot.
I like the OOF BG of the mountains.

Hello Rick,
A fine couple!
A great couple!
All presented in this pleasant composition, well done!
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-24 2:10]

Hi Rick

Couldn't agree with you more!!!
This is indeed the best place for them, and also the best place to photograph them. That's why i like your photo so much!
The setting here is superb for this kind of photo...the light is nice, the BG is beautiful and contrasting in colors and the fact that you found 2, not only 1, is even more special. By the way, i see you've used a focal length of only 380mm for this shot...how close to them were you?
Anyway, i just love all the details, the colors and surely the pose of these two, so i'm adding this shot as one of my favorites. Congratulations! Wonderful work!

Really thanks for sharing

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-24 2:34]

Exceptional shot Rick!
You've made these two Bald Eagles look very proud.
Excellent DOF showing the surrounding land well while blurring it enough so it is not distracting.
Very, very sharp with great detail and clarity.
Magnificent lighting and colours.
Another addition to my favourites :)
Well done,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-24 5:47]

Hi Rick,
Very good capture of this pair of Bald Eagles. I liked the composition, lighting, color tones, pose you captured, POV and the background. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2008-01-24 15:32]

What a stunning image!!!
The composition and PoV are perfect as are all the details and colours
Thanks so much for sharing this one

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-25 8:51]

Hello Rick ! I'm so jealous ! :-) It's a dream for me, well done again on this beautiful image, I think you're right, it's not always the nearer you get from your subject that makes a great shot, thanks !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 20:52]

Hello Rick

Excellent DOF,and POV.The treetop capture is wonderful...how does that small branch hold the weight of that large eagle?
The colours are vibrant,and the birds beaks and feet show well.
The OOF BG is amazing,and makes a perfect backdrop for this image.
Nicely done


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-27 1:41]

Hello Rick,
You've really taken a fantastic shot of these two Eagles posing so nicely against a beautiful background without any clutter around! This is a dream shot! You must have been high up to get this shot? Excellent focus on both birds showing clear details and fine colours. Very well composed too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Wonderfully composed - beautiful - majestic. WOW!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-27 9:19]

Hi Rick.
I like such subject so much. Great sharp image of main scene on BG, created by remote wonderful mountains and cloudy sky. Bravo. Great job.

Hi Rick,
Wow , this is absolutly amazing, what is it about eagles that always gets me? They are such noble and proud birds. I love your compostion here with them staggered and to the right 3rd of the photo. the background just making them stand out so well. I love this! TFS

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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-02-05 5:29]

Fantastic! Two bald eagles overlooking their kingdom. Very special, very sharp.

Hallo Rick
I saw this image, the moment passed and I never got to comment on it. Now is my turn. Really impressive! Superb and an exquisite shot of these eagles. Extravagant sight of them staring into the far space. This truly is a great shot, and the overall presentation is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2010-05-25 20:38]

Hello Rick!
Uau !Uau!Uau!So b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! AMAZING!
I loved this pic and your imaginativ note !
Thankyou for sharing and thankyou also for your gentil comment about " Tender Bauty number 2".
Love from,

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