View Full Version : Bald Eagle, San Francisco Zoo

23rd of February 2002 (Sat), 15:17
Image 1 (http://www.pbase.com/image/1224599)


Image 2 (http://www.pbase.com/image/1224692)

Both taken with Canon EOS Rebel 2000, 100-300 f/5.6 L and then scanned on cheap Epson scanner.

Since the images came from a pretty cheap scanner, I am not so much interested in feedback regarding image-techical stuff as I am in composition and those kinds of details.

15th of March 2002 (Fri), 20:22
These are two terrific shots for an amateur. I know that I have never caught a bird shot as good as this before. I would keep trying. Keep perfecting. (I missed a blue heron on several occasions. No camera.

Both pictures are well framed, colorful, well exposed, and well focused. The first conveys a mood of pensiveness and of the bird being "grounded" in thought and future purpose. The second is terrific. Just the right moment. Frightening!

Maybe because the bird seems frightening, I would go back again, and again, and try to catch it facing or staring at you! That might add an even stronger sense of "prey".


20th of April 2002 (Sat), 09:15

I like both shots. The background is a little distracting in the second shot (I know you can't do much, just a comment). I would probably also crop the first shot a little tighter, exclude the branch in the top left corner, to isolate the bird and focus the viewer's attention a little better.

I agree with Howie, that another trip might be in order to get more shots of the eagle. They don't tend to pose the way you want them to, and the more frames you shoot, the better results you are likely to get. :)