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Bald Eagle
I think this is a Bald Eagle but not 100% sure. He certainly looks like a bird with attitude though, broad shoulders like Foghorn Leghorn.
This was taken at full zoom on my 14-140 lens so is a 280mm equivalent to 35mm frame, I used spot focus rather than the 23 point that I usually use. Not completely happy with the sharpness but I guess that is the best the lens can do, or me of course, most likely the latter.
File information
Album name:JOHN / Close up
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC G3
Lens:Panasonic 14-140 Mega O.I.S.
Editing Performed:Replaced distracting background, B&C., crop, resize, levels, sharpen, Smart Photo Editor
File Size:929 KB
Date added:Jul 16, 2014
Dimensions:1980 x 1820 pixels
Displayed:26 times
Color Space:sRGB
Compressed Bits Per Pixel:4
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:07:10 21:09:08
DateTime Original:2014:06:19 13:36:10
DateTime digitized:2014:06:19 13:36:10
Digital Zoom Ratio:0
Exif Image Height:1820 pixels
Exif Image Width:1980 pixels
Exif Offset:8
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:-1 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:1/160 sec
FNumber:f 11
File Source:Digital Still Camera
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:140 mm
Light Source:Unknown or Auto
Max Aperture:f 5.8
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Scene Type:Directly Photographed
White Balance:0
X Resolution:72 dots per ResolutionUnit
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SteveT  [Jul 18, 2014 at 04:52 PM]
You do yourself an injustice, as it look sharp to me , like the POV as it give the bird a real look of attitude and I would not want to get on the wrong side of that beak.
Very nicely spotted and taken
Helen  [Jul 18, 2014 at 09:50 PM]
A good sharp capture of this Bald Eagle & you have caught his eye contact well & his expression as if he has got his eye on something. I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of him either especially with the size of his beak. Well taken & edited.
George  [Jul 19, 2014 at 08:51 PM]
I think this is a great shot Jeffrey, certainly one i would be happy with in my album. But I have to agree that the lens is at the limit of its sharpness, it just lacks that little bit extra in sharpness and texture.
However an excellent edit in removing the background, nothing to distract from that magnificent pose and as I said a shot i would be very happy with.
Take a bow, well down.
By the way, reminds me of the Eagle in The Muppets
Mazda_Man  [Jul 21, 2014 at 08:31 AM]
A cracking shot but with my eye to composition I would prefer to see the Bald Eagle's eye just to the right of the centre line. Well done otherwise.
Beermonsta  [Jul 21, 2014 at 06:51 PM]
I like this Jeffrey, great detail and nothing to distract the eye from this stunning bald eagle, well done.
JOHN  [Jul 21, 2014 at 08:19 PM]
Thank you all for your thoughts here, I would agree with George, it is just lacking a bit. Strange really as the micro four thirds lenses are rather expensive, but I think this is still my favourite walk around lens.
alanuk  [Jul 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM]
They are magnificent birds and they always look as they are saying "DO NOT mess with me!" I note your comments about the sharpness and have to agree; I'll blame the lens, though, rather than you I'd be happy with this shot, though! Good work on the edit.