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This is a juvenile black eagle on its maiden flight. I was asked to get this shot for a friend who owns the bird and we are still wondering if the quality makes it worth printing and framing. Any feedback welcomed!! It was a contrasty day and I was rather close, so not ideal, but it was the first time the baby eagle had been off the ground, so worth keeping for that reason alone

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF135mm f/2L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:untamed power
Username:bzbee bzbee
Uploaded:15 Dec 2013 - 10:55 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Sports / action, Wildlife / nature
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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 10:59 AM

A stunning shot and love it; well worth framing.
Ju

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 11:01 AM

An absolute cracker , stunning shot

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9108 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 11:27 AM

Impressive capture, showing a lovely wing shape.

Derek

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Geofferz
Geofferz e2 Member 6Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
15 Dec 2013 - 11:42 AM

Brilliant capture............... Geoff

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 12:04 PM

The only way to find out is to print the image...............personally I like this image................it has a haunting feel about it.............the menace in the bird is apparent.......GrinGrinGrinGrin

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 12:46 PM

"....is it worth printing and framing" You may lack some confidence Linda, but your photography skills are unquestionable.
My answer is a resounding YES Smile Smile Smile
It is an astonishing image, in every respect.
I don't need to tell you how difficult it is to take focused images of BIF coming towards you - but this time you nailed it.
And the background is beautifully dramatic.
Highly Impressed..!

Simon

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AlexAppleby
15 Dec 2013 - 1:38 PM

It's a fantastic image, and not because it was the eagle's first flight. If you don't print and frame it you are doing the wrong thing!!!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 1:49 PM

Super image!

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
15 Dec 2013 - 3:41 PM

fantastic capture like from me well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
15 Dec 2013 - 4:51 PM

For me this image is a cracker!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Don

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 6:10 PM

We should get this off to the printers pronto.

I cannot see where the doubt has crept in???

Dougie

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2013 - 8:11 PM

Thank you everyone. My friend does want it printed so we are going ahead. The shooting conditions were not ideal and I knew I could have done better with a better lens, different camera, better light etc, but I guess that applies to most photography that we all do.. It's a good thing never to be satisfied but very unsatisfying!! Many thanks to Christine for the UA. Much appreciated

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:56 PM

Wow...this is superb. Haven't awarded my UA in a while but this deserves it.

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