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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:33 pm 
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Finally got a good shot of the Bald Eagle. There is a hint of over exposure on the top of his head, but I hope the sharpness of his eyes makes up for it.

Location: Bronx Zoo, Birds of Prey
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Specs: 1/30 s, F/5.6, 250 mm, ISO 400


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:09 am 
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Good shot. It looks like an old one with the loss of feather on its chin! Haha! but It is very sharp and I love these things. Happy with the outcome!


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1/30 & you achieved such sharpness...beautiful! Very good job! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:33 am 
Yup, very nice shot. Have you tried some post processing to remedy the blown highlights?

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Razvan - yeah, the light was only seeping through in small "slits" - I believe I was able to rest my camera on a small handrail, but I was unable to use flash or the vertical bars would have reflected. Thankfully, he was pretty still! Most of my other photos are blurred from his movement.

Markh - I did what I could. I don't want the very white parts to seem gray. When I first 'touched up' this shot, the top of his head was completely white - had to go back and fix it!

Thanks for the comments =)


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I tried to bring back the highlights in CS3 using the shadows/highlights image adjustment (and of course deleted the photo afterward) and in my opinion there is still room to save it without making the head too gray.

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What a beauty, Serenity...and he is really so sharp, and crisp...a dashing fellow...that furrowed "brow" makes him look so stern, well captured....

yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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I would have to say patti is right!!! I really like the sharpness of the bird!



patti: I am going to say your posts are the most interesting to read. Well put adj. and such, to make your posts so fun to read! Haha!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:33 pm 
I could attempt again with the over exposure. I touched this photo up along with many others from the same trip, so I didn't spend loads of time on them individually.

patti, he's right, you always have the most interesting comments!

Thanks all :)


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What a wonderful photo, you must be very pleased i certainly would be. I would hate to be on the receiving end of that vicious looking beak. lol. I also think he has an evil look in his eye, glad im not on the receiving end of that too. Totally wild and totally wonderful. Well done on the photograph serenity great work. :D Naniani

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