Sitting on a shore, trying to get as low as possible for that eye-level shot - hand held with my 300/f 2.8
What technical feedback would you like if any?
2nd image cropped 10-15% off the top
What artistic feedback would you like if any?
Enough space for the bird to fly into ? This is cropped and I can easily get enough space
Pertinent technical details or techniques:
(If backgrounds have been removed, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)
F 5.0 / iso 800 / at 1/8000 of a sec ( overkill perhaps ) but wanted the droplets as sharp as possible
What a great shot. Everything looks spot on. The eye level look adds a lot, as does the water and fish. I like the wing position with the head showing through. I think I prefer the image that is cropped on top. Not sure it needs any more room in front as the main story is the fish and water droplets. Great job.
This is a very nice frame. Great action. Yes, 1/8000 was overkill, but what the heck, it worked anyway. I would leave more room on the left and if there I’d love to see more of the splash and water drops behind the eagle. If not available, not a huge deal.
This is not a Golden Eagle though, it is a mature Bald Eagle.
I like the first version a little better, Karl. Great action and I love the wing position. My take on the position is that it works as posted. While the far wing extends a long way forward, the eye still has a long way to go and that’s what draws my attention in this image. If I did anything to it, I think I’d take just a bit of the splash off the right. Great shot.
Lovely action shot. You were nice and close!! Lots of detail and nice to see the bald head poking out with that clear eye. I like the cropped version best. It seems to add a bit more speed and drama to the action. If anything I might see if there was a bit more room for that version to add to the left.