Janice Rosner  

Endangered Eagles by Janice Rosner

June 2020 - Endangered Eagles

June 2020 - Janice Rosner


About the Image(s)

This was taken in Japan, way in the north just across the strait from Russia. I used my Sony a9, 200-600 lends at 600mm f6.3 1/800. These are endangered eagles and are involved in a feeding program. I processed it in acr and then in PS I did some spot removals and detail enhancement.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I like how you captured the action of this scene, the colors, sharpness of the front bird, the textures and the depth of field.

I have mixed feelings on the crop. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a little more of the front bird's wings and more of the back bird's legs and wings.

Overall, I think this is a nice photo with a great story to tell.   Posted: 06/18/2020 10:03:09

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
The crop is one of the reasons I chose this image for this month as I wondered how people would react to this unconventional portrayal. I also had mixed feelings but I think the nature story is good. I call this a "point and shoot" moment. I was watching another bird group and then this action happened. My lens was out to 600mm and all I had time for was to turn around and hit the shutter. Unfortunately, the "thief" was flying toward me so by the time I got my focal length down, it was over. I thought the expression on the back bird was all that was important as far as he was concerned and I did like the prominence of the thiefs face and the fish in his claw. To me the two faces and the fish in the claw were the story. But, then it is not a conventional image so I wondered what people would think.   Posted: 06/18/2020 12:53:12
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I also think this is a great story. I feel you did a very good job of capturing the sense of the moment.   Posted: 06/21/2020 14:46:34

Kerry McFarlane
Wow!!! I like this crop, to me its about the snatch and grab expression on the first birds face and then the second bird is going 'what the.... how did that happen!!!' The tight crop on the wings shows me the need to get out of there quickly for a successful get away. Great sharpness and a super example of real life   Posted: 06/19/2020 19:01:55
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
I appreciate your comments, Kerry. That's kind of what I thought the birds must be thinking. But it is unconventional so I'm interested in how it "lands" in people.   Posted: 06/19/2020 20:22:08