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    An eagle on final approach to a herring, taken during one of the Homer IPTs in late March. We had lots of shots of the eagles with their talons extended, ready to grab a herring, but I didn't get many with usable reflections. This one came the closest. All C & C welcome.

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    nice shot , where u can feel the action !!

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    Fantastic action pose, captured at just the right moment. But what I like most is the reflection, which really separates this shot from others that I've seen.

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    Fantastic image, very well exposed with great detail, like the reflection too

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    The reflection is indeed quite usable here!! Excellent pose and look of determination. Very dynamic.

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    Mike, I like this a lot compared to many others I have seen and as Steve stated, it is because of the reflection. Plus it doesn't hurt that the light was wonderful also!

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    A well exposed bird with lots of action and anticipation... Did the bird come out with a catch

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    This is one Brilliant capture. Everything About this image is adorable. Fantastic work.
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    Ah, one of the dime a dozen images :). Love the REFL: was this a vertical capture? Sharp with a perfect EXP. In an ideal world the near wing would have been fully raised and the fish would have been 1/2 inch to the left of the bird not a 1/2 inch to the right.... (The bird's head is turned slightly away from us.) All in all, quite excellent.

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    Thanks for your comments, Artie. This was cropped from a horizontal image. On the final crop, I took a little off the top, leaving me with a final image that was 46% of the original. Still plenty of pixels left with the 7D!

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    Lovely action image here ...plenty sharp !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Landwehr View Post
    Thanks for your comments, Artie. This was cropped from a horizontal image. On the final crop, I took a little off the top, leaving me with a final image that was 46% of the original. Still plenty of pixels left with the 7D!
    YAW and thank you. Image quality looks great.
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    Nice and sharp, the reflection definitely adds to this. Great exposure too.

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    This is a "wow" shot! The sharpness and exposure are fantastic. I would be thrilled to take a photo like this someday!

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