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Dec 04, 2017 20:33 |  #1

Will post 5 shots

Well it was a really tough day on the Skagit river. We were fogged in most of the morning, it was 36 degrees and I was thinking that I was going to have to come back. It was total crap until 10:30 AM.

Then the magical moment occurred

Then the fog lifted and the eagles started to feed. Got super lucky and caught this male swooping in on a fish.

These are straight off the camera captures. Im Inclined to print #5 or #6

which one would you print ??

Enjoy. Im still excited about these


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Dec 04, 2017 20:33 |  #2

2nd post


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Dec 04, 2017 20:34 |  #3

last shot

Inclined to print this one but love #2 as well


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Dec 05, 2017 13:05 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #4

Tough choice. #2 is very nice, a “classic” pose. The last one is much more unusual so I would probably more inclined to print that one if I couldn’t print both.


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Dec 05, 2017 13:10 |  #5

very nice
id print all of them




  
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Dec 05, 2017 15:46 |  #6

^^^^ +1 ^^^^^


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Dec 05, 2017 15:58 |  #7

Very nice work Mike. I'd pick 5. I like it a lot and it is different than most of what you see. I'd see what you can do to lessen the brightness of that diagonal tree in the background or maybe clone it away. You just can't beat the Skagit.


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Dec 05, 2017 20:19 as a reply to  @ bpalermini's post |  #8

Nice I would print the whole series


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Dec 06, 2017 12:31 |  #9

Here is the Pano that I made with the 2 favorite shots. I think I like them better as stand alone's but stitched these as many thought would make for a cool shot


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Dec 06, 2017 12:36 |  #10

The second one is my favorite and I agree that the stand-alones are better. The pano looks like two separate eagles.


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Jan 02, 2018 07:40 |  #11

Love them - print them all!




  
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Jan 02, 2018 08:57 |  #12

Beautiful shots Mike. Love the darkish backgrounds but the brighter eagle. I'd crop a bit off the left of #2 and print that one. Nice job on the stitch too, I love that kind of stuff :) .


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Jan 02, 2018 09:46 |  #13

Definitely #5, that was just fantastic. #2 I would recrop with the bird a little bit more to the left of the frame (incoming side) than centered and then look to print. While the colors are all pretty, there's just a bit too much area where nothing is happening surrounding the bird even though the 'grab' pose is well framed and a classic capture.

EDIT: What area along the river were you shooting from?


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