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michaelbazell (June 14, 2013)
WONDERFUL !!!! awesome photo
jacphotographic (June 14, 2013)
Thank you Michael. the whites on his head are blown out but still a nice eye contact shot.
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AlanJakarta (July 07, 2013)
Great portrait - for me, no problem with the blown-out whites as they place more emphasis on the eyes & beak. Congratulations on being featured.
 
KayElizabethPhotog (July 07, 2013)
Congrats on being featured! Fantastic photograph!
 
bongke (July 07, 2013)
you're looking at me! :) Congrats on your feature!
 
PhotoAlaska (July 07, 2013)
very nice
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Godron (July 07, 2013)
Cool capture, Congratulations!
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iceman2 (July 07, 2013)
BEAUTIFUL.Congrats!
 
parthgupta (July 07, 2013)
Those beautiful eyes......
Amazing capture mate!
 
jacphotographic (July 07, 2013)
Thank you all for the wonderful comments.
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jleiweke (July 07, 2013)
Congrats!
 
HeartHazel108 (July 07, 2013)
Amazing shot! Well done!
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JimCumming (July 07, 2013)
Congrats John on the feature
 
MarcoPoveda (July 07, 2013)
Que toma y que nitidez
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drakkardarkblade (July 07, 2013)
congrats, fantastic, please check out my work
 
PHOTOSUE (July 07, 2013)
Wow, beautiful!
 
Mustang75 (July 07, 2013)
Beautiful close up, great job!
 
jacphotographic (July 07, 2013)
Thank you all again for the kind words.
 
1979 (July 08, 2013)
Fantastic photo ,
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jpsphotos (July 08, 2013)
Nice shot to get that close a head shot of these beautiful birds. I love the sharpness of his eyes staring at you. Congratulations on your feature.
 
scottyprince (July 08, 2013)
awesome shot
 
CG (July 08, 2013)
Fantastic Closeup
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rkrings2 (July 10, 2013)
Wanderful stare! Love that look!! :))
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redwriter (July 10, 2013)
Great image. Congrats. - Jake
 
Carli (July 13, 2013)
cool shot, congrats :D
 
ThompsonsPhotography (July 29, 2013)
great shot
 
ZachRosa (August 04, 2013)
Awesome shot
 
SaraD99 (August 28, 2013)
Wow, I love this! Nice detail and composition.
 
JaydeBell (December 01, 2013)
Very nice photo , love everything about it .

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You Looking At Me

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Uploaded: June, 2013

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Won Featured on June, 2013

Peer Award

Top Choice
Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
Superior Skill
Jaw Dropping
Exceptional Contrast
Outstanding Creativity
Great Find

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Top 20 class
Top 30 class week 1

Behind The Lens

Location
Image was taken at Omega Wildlife Park in Montebello Quebec, Canada. This is a wildlife refuge that is home to Grey Wolves, Arctic Wolves, Black Bears, Birds of Prey, Deer, Buffalo and so on. Most of the animals are given vast spaces to freely roam the park. All predators are in their own seperate environment with plenty of room to explore and live as packs or as individuals.
Time
Image was taken October 7th, 2012 at 3:52pm. I spent the day at this Wildlife Park photographig wolves, foxes, coyotes, bison etc...
Lighting
Daylight lighting was used here for this image. You can see whites are blown out as I wanted to get this shot. He just started looking at me and I just kept pressing the shutter botton without adjusting for exposure. Most of the images I took of him were to overexposed to use, a slight mistake but this image still has the impact I was looking for. I guess I could go back and correct in Lightroom.
Equipment
This image was taken with a Canon EOS 20D Body Canon EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Manual mode, Handheld 1/60sec. @ 250mm f/4.5 ISO 200
Inspiration
I love birds of prey. Where I live we do not have Bald Eagles in our area, we have plenty of Osprey, Hawks and Owls and I do usually get out to photograph them regularly. A majestic Bald Eagle was on my bucket list of birds to photograph so when I found out that Omega Park was home to 2 or 3 Bald Eagles I drove the 2 hrs. it takes to get to the park for the opportunity of photographing them. I have seen many amazing Bald Eagle images and I wanted to get my own Bald Eagle photographs. "That day was a great day."
Editing
Except for cropping, no pp was done on this one. As you can see the eagles white feathers on it's head are blown out so maybe should have corrected exposure and removed some fringing.
In my camera bag
Most of the time I have a full compliment of Canon Lenses and use 2 Canon bodies. I now use a Canon 1D MKII w/RRS L Plate and B2-LLR-II: Lever-release clamp. Canon 5D w/grip. Lenses I usually have in my bag are: Canon EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM INDURO CARBON 8X CM34 Monopod INDURO ALLOYFLEX 6M Tripod w/ Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head
Feedback
If I can share any advice about trying to capture any type of birds or even other wildlife is to try to get some eye contact shots. Eye contact for the most part gives you the best impact out of the photograph. For my image the eyes and facial expression tell me that he is a little mad and that I was to close for his comfort. Also try to photograph using different angles, your animal portrait shots do not always have to be centered in the frame. Last thing is always be ready for anything when photographing wildlife, you can wait for hours for the perfect shot but when the action starts you got to be ready.

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