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By Ariwith
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Tags: Pets and captive animals

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Tigress 11 Scotland
6 Sep 2009 10:14AM
Great expression

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Adderwatcher 10 60 19 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 10:15AM
Great shot - love it!
Scott
Tamar 10 England
6 Sep 2009 10:30AM
wow, this is a terrific shot!
Ariwith 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 10:31AM

Quote:Wow, this is a terrific shot!


thanks
Ariwith 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2009 10:35AM

Quote:Great expression


Thanks for your comment

Ari
6 Sep 2009 10:48AM
A wonderful picture Ari, I am jealous this was the best shot of the day!!
somnathchatterjee 10 67 175 India
6 Sep 2009 12:39PM
beautifully you have taken it, i could have given my vote to the image. as you have send it to the critique gallery, i should say this image is slightly overexposed, because there is a lot of tonal density at the right side wall of the histogram. it is solely for the reason that the background sky is bright and the head is covered by the white feather. in such cases like this one you should underexpose the image, it can give you a better result. i have uploaded a modification here i have made level adjustment and sharpened the image by the use of USM. i have done it quickly for lack of time so you(yourself) can do it better.
i have also placed the subject at off-center because such kind of placement often works well.

Hope it helps,
somnath
ptitcendrier 11 25
6 Sep 2009 7:47PM
Hello, Ari, and congratulations!
Truly a very expressive and clear shot, with a strong impact on the viewer. The tones are natural, the posture is interesting, but, on the other side, i tend to say it seems a little overexposed.
I uploaded a modification where i modified a little the exposure (especially that of the background, to retrieve some detail in the sky). The slight overexposure didn't bother, but i still thought i'd give it a try. I also added just a little more saturation, contrast and some sharpening (although it wasn't really necessary), yet not as much as somnath, as i find too much sharpening as bothering to the eye.

I hope i wasn't that useless with this Smile
Good luck and congratulations, again!
KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
18 Aug 2010 6:43PM
Oooh! What a stare! Bald Eagles always remind me of the Muppets!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
18 Aug 2010 7:01PM
Great eye contact! Smile

Fran x
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2010 8:53PM
Well done with this shot Arabella!! superb eye contact and detail!! x
20 Aug 2010 5:10PM
very nice-thanks for your remarks-barrie

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