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Old Jan 20, 2007, 7:38 PM   #1
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The light was a little flat but I was able to pull out some detail. I came across this immature Bald Eagle eating a freshly caught Mallard. The Eagle didn't seem to mind me under it shooting pictures.
I added just a touch of blue sky for contrast. LOL, I got the sense from this picture that it wasn't going to share any of it's catch. :O

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Old Jan 21, 2007, 12:11 AM   #2
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One more I just couldn't resist. Apologies.

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Awesome shots Steve!!! Love it when they give you "the stare". Beautiful and well exposed for such a tough looking sky....cheers........Don
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 6:41 AM   #4
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Great job on this series Steve. You are getting some fantastic opportunities in that area and doingvery well with them.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 8:08 AM   #5
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Terrific shots, well done

Wonder why they call them Bald eagles, is that one

wearing a wig? lol


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Old Jan 21, 2007, 11:53 AM   #6
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Awesome shots Steve!!! Love it when they give you "the stare". Beautiful and well exposed for such a tough looking sky....cheers........Don
Thanks Don, I tried something a little different yesterday. I set my exposure compensation to -0.7. Lately I have noticed that the whites have been really getting overexposed while the rest of the shot was OK. Seems to have worked because now when I PP I seem to have more to work with and can still bring out the light areas without losing details.
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Great job on this series Steve. You are getting some fantastic opportunities in that area and doingvery well with them.
Thanks VP, I do feel very lucky to be so close to this wonderful refuge. I went back out today but the north wind was howling and it just wasn't gone to happen. I the way over and back I saw four Bald Eagles, all on the ground. Trying to stay out the wind I guess.

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Old Jan 21, 2007, 12:15 PM   #8
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Have you tried spot metering for the bird Steve? I know the white sky will blow out, but chances are it is anyway shooting skyward like this. I usually overexpose a shot like this shooting in RAW, and then if anything reduce the compensation in ps....different strokes.....Don



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Awesome shots Steve!!! Love it when they give you "the stare". Beautiful and well exposed for such a tough looking sky....cheers........Don
Thanks Don, I tried something a little different yesterday. I set my exposure compensation to -0.7. Lately I have noticed that the whites have been really getting overexposed while the rest of the shot was OK. Seems to have worked because now when I PP I seem to have more to work with and can still bring out the light areas without losing details.
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 2:32 PM   #9
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It doesn't look like you need to do too much differently than what you did, the exposure is good for the circumstances and they are very sharp. What lens are you using?
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Wonderful, wonderful shots...Donna
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