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Steller's Sea Eagle



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13 Comments | Report
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka January 20, 2016
Well composed and great lighting.
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jayaruwan January 21, 2016
Thank you!
anthonyandrews_3746
 
anthonyandrews_3746 February 13, 2016
Wow Perfection!
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jayaruwan October 27, 2016
Thank you!
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edrobson October 19, 2016
Amazing.
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jayaruwan October 27, 2016
Thank you!
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila October 19, 2016
Congratulations on being featured! Absolutely stunning!
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jayaruwan October 27, 2016
Thank you!
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry October 30, 2016
Love it, vote evo wildlife
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jayaruwan October 30, 2016
Thank you!
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janicejh October 31, 2016
Outstanding capture! Love the look in his eye... critique: possibly slightly more light in his eyes and around his beak? look forward to following and learning from you!
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jayaruwan November 01, 2016
Thank you! Yes, I would've loved to have more light in his eyes. But it's rather difficult to manipulate light in such instances.
Steve_Thomas
 
Steve_Thomas November 15, 2016
Just stunning!
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jayaruwan November 15, 2016
Thank you!
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Pamelabole November 19, 2016
Beautiful!!!! Congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
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jayaruwan November 19, 2016
Thank you!
Mr_serrano
 
Mr_serrano August 10, 2017
So amazing
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jayaruwan August 13, 2017
Thank you!
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Alwolfe August 16, 2017
Really sharp image!
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jayaruwan August 16, 2017
Thank you!
Chris_Papoulias
 
Chris_Papoulias August 17, 2017
Great photo!
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jayaruwan August 17, 2017
Thank you!
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hiyahercfarm February 19, 2018
Beautiful capture. Absolutely lovely.
cena222 PRO+
 
cena222 Jan 14
Beautiful! Wonderful lighting and colors.
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jayaruwan Jan 14
Thank you!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in Pennsylvania in the United States.
Time
It has been quite some time since I have taken this picture. If I'm not mistaken, it was around 11:00 in the morning when I took it.
Lighting
There was direct sunlight but a little bit of shading helps. I didn't manipulate light at all. It was all available light.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and a Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro lens. No other equipment were used.
Inspiration
Most of the live subjects I shoot are animals. There is something unique about taking pictures of an animal you have little control over. You don't know what to expect but you can slightly anticipate their next move. Sometimes you just end up with a keeper.
Editing
Nothing other than the standard RAW developing processes with adobe camera RAW. Just a few global tweaks.
In my camera bag
My equipment have come a long way since I shot this picture. I now shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III. As for lenses, I have EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro. Other than that, I have some filters, some external flashers, ExpoDisc for white balancing, wireless triggers, and remote release cables.
Feedback
Take your time but be prepared. Animals are unpredictable. Wait a few moments even after you take a shot. You just might go home with a better shot. This doesn't mean that you have to wait there for hours waiting for them to put up a display but a few extra minutes can't hurt. Also, keep your distance and be as discreet as possible. Specially when shooting birds and small animals, you don't want to get too close. Your picture of a bird's nest is completely useless if you lead a predator there. They build their nests in hidden places exactly for this reason. You don't want to destroy their home. Be respectful. No picture is worth destroying lives over.

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