Friday, May 8, 2009

San Jacinto Day Eagle

I took this shot at the San Jacinto Day Festival two weekends ago. This was as close as I ever remember being to a bald eagle and I was duly impressed! It is easy to see how these birds earned such a regal reputation.

Title: "San Jacinto Day Eagle"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom
1/200s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso100


Anonymous said...

Awesome photo! Perfect in every detail!


Cindi said...

Wow! Fantastic! Great composition, great detail, great background --- I can't think of a thing to improve it --- love it!

Larry said...

I agree on this one- excellent image.

Larry J. Patrick said...

The softness of the background really makes your subject pop. Outstanding use of shallow depth of field.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks MIL, Cindi, Larry and Patrick!

On the original image I only had this terrific bokeh in the upper right hand corner. I liked it so much I made a copy of the layer and flipped it horizontally and then copied that layer and flipped it vertically. After some masking and blending and cloning I got the desired background look throughout the image. It took a few tries to get it to look "real" but I really liked the rusult, as you guys did!