shadow raptor

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  1. squirl033

    squirl033 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i spent 20 minutes waiting for this eagle to turn its head just right... well worth the wait, i think! ;) taken outside the town of Eatonville, WA, on the way to Mt. Rainier. 40D, 400mm, 1/640 @ f/5.6

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    Id love to take a photo of one someday..
     
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    It's decent, but I think some PP would help.
     
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    squirl033 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    and what would you suggest?
     
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    the photo is perfect, but for me i'll add contrast :D,but still it's a beautiful picture
     
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    Very nice capture and well worth the wait.

    I do find the background a little dark, with some small adjustments in lighting in Elements 7 I found I could separate the bird a little more from the background and gave it more definition.

    Whether that makes the image "better" is a personal preference, it definitely changes the mood....

    As is, it's clear the eagle is perched on the edge of overhanging shade and gives the impression of almost voyeurism :)

    Cheers, Don
     
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    the idea was to keep the bird mostly in darkness, and highlight only the head in the dappled sunlight...
     
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    Very nice capture...no need for further adjustments - they would probably only bring out the background noise which is perceptible already.
     
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    you must have a lot better eyes than i do - there's not enough noise to bother mentioning, even in the full size version, and none that's visible in an 8x10 print...
     

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