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    Sony A9 70-200 2.8 Eagle was baited.
    1/4000, 5.6. ISO 400 .
    Taken in Kachemk Bay last March.
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    Good choice for the title here. A very striking swooping shot of a majestic bird!

    There are so many positives here including the detail and symmetry on the primary feathers, detail in the coverts, tail dip and even detail in the talons. Color and exp on the bird look great from here too.

    The only things I could choose to nit are heavy shading on the right side of the head and a slightly distracting rock bkg (although it's harder to notice because of this stunning bird filling the frame).

    Curious if the water really is that green up there?

    Very nice overall!

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    Water and Eagle are very nice...I wish you had a full water BG...
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    Intense image. Powerful pose with string eye contact. The water is stunning and the tail-drag is really cool. The side lighting isn't ideal but works decently. Like Dan, I find
    the backing rocks a bit unfortunate. Lighting and detail on the bird's left wing is killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Sump View Post
    Good choice for the title here. A very striking swooping shot of a majestic bird!

    There are so many positives here including the detail and symmetry on the primary feathers, detail in the coverts, tail dip and even detail in the talons. Color and exp on the bird look great from here too.

    The only things I could choose to nit are heavy shading on the right side of the head and a slightly distracting rock bkg (although it's harder to notice because of this stunning bird filling the frame).

    Curious if the water really is that green up there?

    Very nice overall!
    Thanks Brian, The water was very clear there during my stay, but not like Caribbean water. In most of my images the water is blue. The green in this image is cast from the cliff in the background.
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    Another intense, mood evoking image. Your choice of EXP really makes this one for me. TFS

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    Killer beak shadow...

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    Oh man, that water is just stunning! I love the intensity in the shot. I agree with the comments re: the BG, but the wing spread and tail drag are special. Really nice! TFS

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    Now that is a pose. Love the curled up wings tips. The way the tail is just hitting the water is pretty neat.

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    Very nice....The detail on the Eagle is brilliant here. Maybe a little contrasty or could be my iMac...Very well done Robert.

    Will

    PS... I would brighten up the tail a wee bit...to exaggerate that beautiful part of the frame.

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    Perfect wingspread and tail flare. I also like the shadow of the face on the wing. I agree the top part of the image is not perfect, but all else is rather impressive!

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    Robert:

    I echo all the positives mentioned. One of the reasons that the background stands out so much is that the bokeh is quite harsh on some areas. I would consider softening that a bit to reduce its tendency to pull the eye to it.

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