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Another upload of Quince, the golden eagle, who is about to land on a snack in the heather.
I've added dig.manip in the catagories, because in the original image the wing-tips were almost touching the top of the frame. I added some canvas to the top of the image, and blended it to match the surrounding area. The other edges of the frame are cropped to about 75% of the full-frame size. The image has also had levels adjustment, and sharpening.

ISO 800
1/400
F5.6
FL 280mm
Spot metering
AI servo

Camera:Canon 1DMK2N
Lens:70-200mm F4L IS + 1.4tc
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Talons 2
Username:arhb arhb
Uploaded:20 Mar 2009 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Pets / captive animals
Votes:74

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
20 Mar 2009 - 8:19 AM

You just can`t beat a good snack in the heather Smile


Its the sheer grit in the eyes that does it for me here.

Dave

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focused-photography

Great shot.

Carsten

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gwood
gwood  6 England
20 Mar 2009 - 8:23 AM

Excellent detailed capture...
Geoff

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:28 AM

A great action shot - well timed and detailed - nice work

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goso
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20 Mar 2009 - 8:46 AM

Beauutiful.......Bill

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:53 AM

very good well timed shot

Linda

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phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 9:06 AM

Stunning shot, great timing.

Phil

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User_Removed
20 Mar 2009 - 9:32 AM

One of the best I have seen. Your editing pays dividends and has been done really well.

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geniehawk
geniehawk  7181 forum posts England
20 Mar 2009 - 9:34 AM

Full of determination! Brilliant image and dig.man has worked well.

Jeannie.

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rossi
rossi  10142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:21 AM

Very nice, the retouch has worked brilliantly, nice work.

Ian

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:41 AM

Great capture andy and nice ps work makes a big differance to the composition having that extra space above the wing.
steve

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FredF
FredF  7 France
20 Mar 2009 - 11:01 AM

excellent image.

Fred

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SoulOfNature
20 Mar 2009 - 11:24 AM

A stunning capture,brilliant.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 12:05 PM

Wow a stunning image very well timed brilliant
Alexa

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 12:07 PM

Magnificent capture and well adjusted; looks very natural.
Rende

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SGIBBONS
SGIBBONS  556 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 12:55 PM

Brilliant capture

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 3:31 PM

Superb capture
Dave

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mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 5:28 PM

S T U N N I N G !
matt.

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m3lem  8 England
20 Mar 2009 - 7:17 PM

WOW a fantastic action shot, brilliant, lots of detail and the light is spot on too
Andrea

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iancam  5 England
20 Mar 2009 - 7:58 PM

Excellent image and timing
Ian

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:13 PM

... and another cracking shot Andrew.. love it!

Jon

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2009 - 8:49 PM

Thats fantastic! Amazingly timed capture, oozing quality. Really wish i'd caught this. Shaun

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 8:57 PM

Great capture Andrew, nicely timed
Steve

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 9:47 PM

An excellent raptor shot with the bird caught in at well-timed moment. Good work, andrew.
Terry

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Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2009 - 10:51 PM

very impressive inflight shot with great detail Ina

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maratsuikka
22 Mar 2009 - 7:34 PM

S U P E R B

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ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2009 - 11:15 AM

Superbly timed, a wonderful capture.
Charlotte

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chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2009 - 10:19 PM

Captured the moment before the Kill, just astonishing...Chen.

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 7:38 PM

fabulous shot!!

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