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Old Dec 28, 2006, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Hope you had a good holiday so far. . .

We've been having some unseasonably warm weather here lately, and today was in the high 40's -- light jacket weather -- so I took a walk around a local nature preserve.

They have a crippled Bald Eagle in a very large pen on display, and he was far enough from the front bars so I thought I could get some shots with the bars totally OOF.

These are about 1/2 frame crops. I darkened the BG to hide the bars there, then resized and sharpened a touch to bring back the detail.







The IQ of these next shots isn't that good. . . unless you consider that the crops are so small that I had to UPSIZE them to get them up to 800 pixels on the long side. . .






I'm thinking a young female Hairy WP, but I'm not sure -- if anyone can help here, it would be appreciated.

All the shots were with the K10 and FA*300/4 handheld, with the last two shooting almost straight up in a very awkward position.


Hoping for a Very Happy New Year for all of you!!!

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Old Dec 28, 2006, 11:17 PM   #2
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The first two are awesome.
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 12:01 AM   #3
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Rodney9 wrote:
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The first two are awesome.
I second that!
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 12:26 AM   #4
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Love the eagle - both are awesome. If you had to upsize the second two with the K10 - that was one tiny bird picture! I took a couple where I was thinking of doing a 100% crop, but the focus was a bit off. I'll try again tomorrow and see if I can get something better (my neighbor has an apple tree with a few fruit left on it. The birds are having a great time with them).
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 3:42 AM   #5
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The detail in the first 2 is incredible. Great shots.



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Old Dec 29, 2006, 4:55 AM   #6
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2nd shot is incredible!
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 6:16 AM   #7
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I join with the others on giving my congratulations for those 2 great eagle shots.

Well done.

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 6:18 AM   #8
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I also agree the first Two shots are fatastic. The second is my Favorite


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I line up behind the others to congratulate to the eagle shots.

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 8:42 AM   #10
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ditto from here.

it's amazing how you can get rid of the cage shooting at large apertures. i've a few of the same from the zoo.

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