stephanieveronique
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17 Comments | Report
mloiz
 
mloiz December 10, 2013
Amazing shot!!!
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique December 10, 2013
THANK YOU
kasper Platinum
 
kasper December 10, 2013
Congratulations.
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique December 10, 2013
THANK YOU
kasper Platinum
 
kasper December 10, 2013
Congratulations.
changezi
 
changezi December 10, 2013
congrats
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique December 13, 2013
Thank you
jleiweke
 
jleiweke December 10, 2013
Congrats!
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique December 10, 2013
Tank you
cyote7777
 
cyote7777 December 16, 2013
A master Shot !
stephanieveronique
 
stephanieveronique January 16, 2014
Thank you very much
wolfgangprader
 
wolfgangprader February 03, 2014
wow, great shot!
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique March 30, 2014
Thank you very much
JenniferJordanPhotography
 
JenniferJordanPhotography March 10, 2014
Magnificent shot
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique March 30, 2014
Thank you very much Jennifer
trisharandall PRO
 
trisharandall March 10, 2014
Stunning shot :)
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique March 30, 2014
Thank you very much Trisha
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 01, 2014
awesome shot !
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique May 07, 2015
Thank you
vojce
 
vojce August 02, 2014
fantastic BW
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique May 07, 2015
Thank you very much
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique May 07, 2015
Thank you very much
sbastienlopezmassoni
 
sbastienlopezmassoni July 01, 2015
This photograph look paint style "Clair-obscur" sorry for English
stephanieveronique
stephanieveronique July 01, 2015
Not sure what you mean ?
leontrippaers PRO+
 
leontrippaers October 12, 2016
Amazing low key portet...great !
IvyDene
 
IvyDene April 16, 2018
Stunning shot. You should consider entering it into the Wildlife Photographer of Year comp!
andrewlpaul PRO+
 
andrewlpaul April 16, 2018
Literally the best bird shot I've seen on here yet. Well done!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry March 11, 2020
Super.

Behind The Lens

Location
The bald eagle is as you know the national emblem of the United States of America but also one of my favourite bird of prey . Unfortunately there's none of them, in the Uk so I like to go places where I can photograph birds of prey. I went to Banham Zoo, to photograph Sam the magnificent bald eagle and to watch the birds display. I have photographed him many times because of his captivating look and because he is a bit of a show off.
Time
The sun was shinning and Sam was on is stand. It was probably past 1pm as the bird display starting at 2pm.
Lighting
Sam had shadows under his right eye which gave me the idea to focus mainly on his left eye.
Equipment
I use my Canon 600D Focal length 135 mm 1/160s f/14 ISO100
Inspiration
My inspiration was Sam's hypnotic eyes and the lighting. Straight away I had in mind to create something strong and dramatic
Editing
I tuned the shadows higher until his right eye and background disappeared then done a close cropped and converted the image in B&W
In my camera bag
I like to have two cameras packed in my bag as sometime you do not have the time to change your lenses quick enough and miss out on what it’s far gone …. I usually use my macro lens 100mm with my Canon 750D and an 18-135mm or75-300mm lens with my Canon 600D. I also like to have all my filters, batteries, memory cards ,flash gun and my tripod
Feedback
I tend to pay a lot of attention to light and avoid shadows, unfortunately you can’t always escape them so just be creative with them. Don’t let the shadows spoil your photograph, use it to express a strong influence, an air of mystery and to create a particular mood. Remember, shadows shape the light and draw your attention to the light and integrate with the light to produce striking photographic opportunities … .

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