Eagle in flight.....

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  1. rwebbart

    rwebbart TPF Noob!

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    This is the second time in my life I have been buzzed by and eagle. But this time I had a camera and got between it and it's food on purpose. It is "trained", but "free flighted" (not in a cage). The trainers helped set up the shot for me. I have one that is of me diving out of the way too. It missed me by inches on one pass.

    QUESTION
    The straps on it's feet are bells so the trainers can hear it in the woods because it's free flighted and gets out of sight some times. Should I paint them out or leave them before adding it to my portfolio?

    Any other crits' are welcome.
    It was shot at:
    ISO 100 - F? - 1200th if I remember correctly.....
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  2. cosmonaut

    cosmonaut No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow, Nothing wrong with this one. Is that a tag on his left claw??????
    cosmo
     
  3. rwebbart

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    Yeah, it is a bell.....thats what I was asking, should I take the strap out of the picture. There is actually one on both legs.

    I have several more from the same day if anyone wants to see them. I have one shot of an owl flying straight at me and some more of the eagle flying head-high.
     
  4. zx3guy2000

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    Excellent shot!
     
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    wow!!!!)))) amazing shot!!
     
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    Wowee, talk about oppurtunity and talent!

    Personally, for my portfolio I would leave the tag in, as it tells somethign about the event.
     
  7. rwebbart

    rwebbart TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments and little nudges to my ego! I am glad to hear everyone thinks the straps should stay. The first person that saw it commented on them and it made me a little worried. Here are some more from that day.

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    Your welcome to comment on cropping for these images. These are low res versions of very large files. The originals are much "crisper". Thanks for any ideas on improving them.
     
  8. Ab$olut

    Ab$olut TPF Noob!

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    amazing shot I didn't even notice the tag..
     
  9. Dylan

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    WOWEE. What an amazing shot. In the first picture I would only edit out the part of the tag which overlaps his(?) white tailfeathers. It's a slightly distracting element from an otherwise perfect shot. The rest of them should be left in. thanks for sharing these excellent shots with us.
     
  10. xfloggingkylex

    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

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    F 5.6 FWIW.

    I wouldn't bother removing the tags, the subject is so overwhelming there is little attention to the minor details.

    so lets see that shot of you diving for safety :lol:
     
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    i'd be ducking if that fella was coming at me...great grab!
     
  12. sthvtsh

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    I was so dazed with the wings and head I didn't notice th bells till you said it. It's an amazing shot! :thumbup::thumbup: I think it's fine with the bells.
     

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