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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Josh Crozier (Humanist) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 11 N: 145] (541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-27 2:39
Viewed: 3644
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Bald Eagle, one of the largest eagles in North America. This fellow stands about one meter high and his winspan was certainly than two meters. Bald Eagles are endangered in Southern Ontario and I was very pleased to be able to see this bird and his mate.

A few cool facts about the eagle: Each claw can render up to 1000psi in force and, although they seldom really do, they can dive at speeds over 75 mph.

The photo was shot handheld with a 400mm lens. At 1/640th, I wasn't assured of a really clean shot, but I got lucky!

PP: In converting from raw, I tried to fix the colour cast, increase saturation and I added a slight vignette.

Thank you to Scott for correcting me: at first I thought that the eagle was the largest bird. I was confused: it is, I think, because I read that they make the largest nest of any bird on North America.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To joelm: EaglesProframe 1 03-27 18:11
To Scott: Ca Condors Am White PelicansProframe 2 03-27 17:53
To Scott: incorrect formatHumanist 2 03-27 08:50
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Hi Josh,

Well composed, good sharp details and good colours. Very good work. I also appreciate the trouble of waiting and patience related to these pictures of wild eagles.

Thanks for sharing


Hi Josh,

Very beautiful capture.Lighting, composition and detail are good.

bonjour josh
je suis ravi de voir une tel photo realisée avec un 400mm 5.6 car je viens d'en acheter un et je n'ai pas encore eu la possibilité de vraiment le tester.
un tres bon piquer et des couleurs tres naturelles.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-27 5:17]

Hi Josh,
Great close up nice sharpness and wonderful detail.
The composition is wonderful, the bird is in a excellent pose and has that majestic look to it.
Very well done.

Josh, Well taken, nice pose, I do disagree with your note a bit. It is not the largest bird in on N America. Ca Condors are larger, Am. White pelicians are larger.

sorry to disagree., well done with the photo work.


Hi Josh,

Very nice shot of this majestic bird.
Love these big Eagles very much
Have seen quite a lot of them myself and made several thousends of images.
You've done an excellent job on this one.
Sharpness is very good and exposure is spot on.
Because of that feather details are wonderful, even in the whites.

Best regards, Harry

hello Josh

superb shot of this great and proud Bald Eagle, fine POV and framing,
lovely blue skyed background, great sharpness and details
of the eagle and the branche, TFS


Hello Josh,
very well captured on this beautiful Bald Eagle with the amazing details on the plummage!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
well done
best regards

Josh stated the largest Eagle not bird. The only two eagles native to North America are the Bald and Golden. I believe the Golden is larger than the Bald but no harm, Thanks for the photo. joelm

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