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Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey
Photo Information
Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-10 3:09
Viewed: 942
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Steller's Sea Eagle in its habitat at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. This species is among the largest of raptors. They mainly feeds on fish. Favored prey include salmon, trout and cod, and also have been known to eat water-dwelling birds (including ducks, geese, swans and gulls), mammals, crabs, squid and carrion. (Info from Wikipedia)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-09-10 3:11]

Hi Sandy

Marvelous use of a shallow dof on the bird of prey, with excellent sharpness & a nice profiled view. The yellow beak stands out well, & looks dangerous to small rodents! Tfs!

Hi ! Sandy ,

Great Capture ,the detail extra ,good close-up and
sharpness .Bravo! Wonderful colors and focus.
Have a nice day

Hi sandy,

superb details of the bird here posing for you. good colors and I liked the shallow dof here.


Hi Sandy,
What a stunning portrait of this eagle.Great sharpness and lighting.TFS.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-09-10 9:00]

Hi Sandy,

Outstanding close-up of the Sea Eagle. Excellent DOF to separate the bird from the bg so well. Very colorful and sharp. TFS


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  • akg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 0 N: 171] (2264)
  • [2009-09-10 9:28]

Hi Sandy,
this is very well taken! This wonderful composition is with great sharpness and focus while the bg is kept out of focus with the choice of parameters. Very distinct shot. My compliments!

TFS, abhijit.

What a sad bird!!
Great sharp details, lovely colored.

merhaba dear sandy
beautiful lovely bird and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2009-09-12 5:24]

almost looked like he posed for you Sandy. he's quite a character. excellent detail over all!



i a n

Hi Sandy......great shot...nice sharpness and light ...


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