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The Florida Bald Eagle Season Starts

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Magnificent bird, beautifully captured.  The branch in its claws lifts this to a higher level.

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Majestic rendering of such a stately raptor...

Splayed wing tip feathers imply intriguing fluid dynamics of flight...

Lovely color harmonies...  excellent White Balance...

 

btw, believe you've taken the classic "bird perched on a branch" entirely to the next level... :)

 

Hope this pair's domestic efforts are fruitful...

 

Thank you for sharing this totally inspirational capture Nancy...

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Always been my favourite bird species, the raptors. Have a shortcut to a Florida Eagle Cam which I watch every season to follow the nesting and raising of the eaglets.

 

Unfortunately our largest raptor, the Tasmanian Wedge Tail Eagle has been driven well and truly into "Endangered" category by an obsessive timber industry and wanton clear-felling of literally millions of acres of old-growth forest (the eagles' preferred nesting and hunting habitat) in the past few decades here in Tasmania, so my rather frequent sightings of them around here when I arrived 21 years ago have dwindled to the odd, extremely occasional and very distant sighting of a soaring pair once or twice a year, always well beyond even the longest telephoto lens. The obsession here for forestry knows no bounds - the wood-chip indiustry having died along with paper, the best the politicians have come up with now is to burn the forests as "biomass" fuel for electricity generation. Stupidity entrenched and boundless.

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Framing, sharpness and moment are superb. Congrats.

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Beautiful bird, wonderfully captured.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Absolutely superb Nancy, I really love birds of prey, just something about them.

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Very very nice indeed Nancy. It must be wonderful to have these truly magnificent birds close to home.

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Truly excellent capture

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Regards,

Armando

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dynamic moment of a focused bird and extremely nice details in the feathers!

 

out of curiosity ... did you use detail extractor?

 

cool!

Chris

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Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

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Nancy,

That photo registers as outstanding on my calibration scale.

Love the composition, framing and the angle of the bird is just perfect. I wonder if it's as captured

or it took maybe some slight modification?

The colours and contrast are not egaggerated so it has a very natural, real life appearance.

Either way it doesn't really matter (I'm just curious) it is a fabulous photograph, I hope you'll have it printed and it will adorn 

someone's wall.

 

tony

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On 9/13/2016 at 15:03, Chris Wahl said:

dynamic moment of a focused bird and extremely nice details in the feathers!

 

out of curiosity ... did you use detail extractor?

 

cool!

Chris

 

Chris thanks!!  I use detail extractor on almost all my subjects.  I use it selectively and at a very reduced opacity than the default slider setting.

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On 9/13/2016 at 18:17, wildoat said:

Nancy,

That photo registers as outstanding on my calibration scale.

Love the composition, framing and the angle of the bird is just perfect. I wonder if it's as captured

or it took maybe some slight modification?

The colours and contrast are not egaggerated so it has a very natural, real life appearance.

Either way it doesn't really matter (I'm just curious) it is a fabulous photograph, I hope you'll have it printed and it will adorn 

someone's wall.

 

tony

 

Thanks so much Tony!  Absolutely no modifications.  Its positioning is as captured.

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