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Bald Eagle Environmental Portrait
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Bald Eagle Environmental Portrait
Bald Eagle Environmental Portrait
Bald Eagle, raptor, bird of prey, alaska, avian
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Lisa J. Boulden
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    Fantastic eagle image in a unique setting. Great composition, too!
~♥~Lisa

8/14/2009 8:45:18 PM

 
Albert J. Valentino
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Thanks. I literally crawled on my belly to get this close.

8/15/2009 11:43:19 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic ccapture - a big congrats on your POTD, Albert...

8/26/2009 12:17:54 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow this is stunning Albert, Huge Congratulations on your POTD, so well deserved.

8/26/2009 12:22:33 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Wow! Great capture!

8/26/2009 12:36:07 AM

 
Bandar Aljahmi
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Congrats on your POTD!

8/26/2009 12:39:28 AM

 
Terry Jennings
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Really great photo! I can identify with it having seen so many eagles in Alaska myself! Congratulations.

8/26/2009 12:54:33 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Just beautiful, CONGRATS. on the POTD Award!

UB,

8/26/2009 12:57:13 AM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Albert. Well done.

Rick

8/26/2009 2:56:49 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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LOVE IT ALBERT
Very creative and very patriotic! Have a blessed day and congratulations on your beautiful POTD!

8/26/2009 3:06:43 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a beautiful background for these majestic birds, Albert. Great job and congratulations on the POTD.

8/26/2009 3:11:27 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Fantastic wildlife capture. Congratulations!

8/26/2009 4:07:36 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Outstanding capture Albert! Congrats on POTD!

8/26/2009 4:14:21 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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An absolutely awesome shot. Love the POV here.

8/26/2009 4:16:15 AM

 
Robert Baer
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congrats on this special image. love the dof and pov!

8/26/2009 4:22:00 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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WOW! Outstanding photo, Albert! Awesome and well deserved POTD!!

8/26/2009 4:27:04 AM

 
Louie Zaninovich
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Albert,
Wow, this is being in the right place at the right time! Awesome line-up of 3 gorgeous eagles with a perfect backdrop! Great job on this image and your entire gallery too! Louie

8/26/2009 4:37:30 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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What an incredible portrait! I bet you had to crawl on your belly to get this shot, they are so wild, yet so beautiful. Congratulations in your POTD!!!

8/26/2009 5:25:59 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Fantastic photo, Albert! You did a great job of capturing this majestic bird! Congrats on your POTD!

8/26/2009 6:11:01 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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OH MY GOSH Albert!!!! This is amazing, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on an OUTSTANDING POTD!!!! <><

8/26/2009 6:18:52 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Congratulations, Albert!
So happy to see this as the POTD!
Great comp, beautiful setting, and wonderful pov!
~♥~Lisa

8/26/2009 6:19:29 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on this fabulous POTD

8/26/2009 6:24:33 AM

 
Kim  Kleinschmidt
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What an amazing capture, Albert!
CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous POTD!

8/26/2009 6:33:29 AM

 
A P
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Awesome capture and congratulations on your POTD

8/26/2009 7:01:08 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Not only is the capture of these birds fantastic but also the scenery which makes for an absolutely stunning setting!!! Congrats on your POTD Albert!

8/26/2009 7:04:56 AM

 
Sharon Connolly
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Absolutely Stunning!

8/26/2009 7:40:29 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Fantastic photo! Wonderful POV and use of DOF. Congratulations.

8/26/2009 7:43:49 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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WOW! I love this! What an awesome POTD!

8/26/2009 8:00:11 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

8/26/2009 8:02:40 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW!! This is SUPERB, Albert!! CONGRATULATIONS on your EXCELLENT POTD!!! Deb

8/26/2009 8:07:22 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, fantastic capture! Big congrats on your POTD!

8/26/2009 8:57:58 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, what a great capture. Congrats on you POTD.

8/26/2009 9:02:36 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Gorgeous shot Albert!!! I love the intensity of the first eagle, how the eagles are spaced in a diagonal line, and the shallow depth of field works really well. Great job and congrats on your POTD. You really deserve it for this one.
Anne.

8/26/2009 9:29:53 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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What a beautiful capture, Alberta. I'm glad you won!

-Laura Swan

8/26/2009 9:43:31 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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WOW Albert! This is a fantastic image! Congratulations!

8/26/2009 10:04:39 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Great shot here Albert!!!
Congrats on your POTD! :)

8/26/2009 2:52:56 PM

 
Christy C. Snodgrass
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Awesome image Albert! Love that you captured the others in the background. Congrats!

8/26/2009 4:42:23 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Congrats Albert on this amazing POTD!!!

8/26/2009 8:31:51 PM

 
Nancy J. Locke
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Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Super congrats!!! What majesty of eagle and moutains.

Cheers! Nancy

8/27/2009 9:21:20 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Albert, on this stunning POTD! It should be a magazine cover!

Debby

8/28/2009 3:35:44 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Albert - Congratulations on your POTD! - Mike

8/29/2009 6:20:26 AM

 
Albert J. Valentino
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Thank you all for the great comments on this picture. Learning about this honor was a pleasant surprise upon return from camping and shooting in the White Mountains in New Hampshire last week. The shot was taken on a trip to Alaska where I spend a week just shooting bald eagles. I literally crawled slowly on my belly to get close enough for this shot -- a moment I will always remember.

8/30/2009 4:44:11 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture of these beautiful eagles Albert .. many congrats on your featured image!

9/4/2009 4:05:50 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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What a fantastic picture of an impressive eagle. Congratulations on your POTD Albert.

9/12/2009 5:49:43 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This one goes all the way to a gold badge, Albert. Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round!

9/20/2009 3:42:59 AM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on this STUNNING finalist, Albert!! :) WOW!

9/20/2009 6:04:36 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful image, Alberto. Expect to see this in the Winner's Circle!

UB.

9/21/2009 7:40:25 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS, Albert!

9/23/2009 1:42:53 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER! 8o)

9/23/2009 1:51:18 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding capture Albert. A huge congratulations on your big win!

9/23/2009 2:17:42 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Fantastic capture Albert, I love the leading lines of the eagles! Congrats on your win!

9/23/2009 2:25:07 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful Winner, Albert!

9/23/2009 2:26:05 PM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE
WINNER Pictures, Images and Photos

9/23/2009 2:51:50 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations,on this fantastic Winner!!

9/23/2009 3:21:36 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN!!!
Wonderful Work, here!

9/23/2009 4:58:54 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Awesome capture, Congratulations on your WIN!

9/23/2009 5:44:09 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Spectacular image! Congratulations on the win!

9/23/2009 6:43:47 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Albert, on this marvelous first place winner!

Debby

9/23/2009 8:19:18 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful 1st place winner Albert!

9/24/2009 1:19:37 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG, Albert. CONGRATS on this super 1st PLACE WINNER!!!

UB.

9/24/2009 2:05:48 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Congrats on this fabulous winner!
~♥~Lisa

9/24/2009 4:05:15 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Albert. Huge congrats on this wonderful 1st Place Win.

9/24/2009 6:02:44 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations, Albert on your outstanding and very beautiful First Place Win!!

9/24/2009 8:57:26 AM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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CONGRATS on you 1st Place Winner Albert!!! Bird watching is another passion of mine and I would of been in awe to have seen this with just my binoculars. But to capture this on film....WOW! :)

9/24/2009 2:25:19 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Wow, POTD and first place win!!! Congratulations, Albert, you really deserve it for this stunning shot.

9/24/2009 4:35:06 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Albert, congratulations on your fabulous win. Have a great weekend, Bill

Check out my website:
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9/25/2009 3:05:57 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An absolutely amazing capture and First Place win, Albert!

9/25/2009 6:02:22 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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I love this stunning winner!! Congratulations!

9/25/2009 9:56:37 PM

 
Albert J. Valentino
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Thank you all very much. I just returned from a week of shooting so this make for a great surprise to return home to. I will always remember the day I shot this as I slowing crawled on my belly to get close to get this shot in the dead of the Alaska winter. Really paid off. Thanks again everyone

9/28/2009 5:05:55 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Hi Albert. I want to congratulate you on your gorgeous winner.

I believe this might have been taken in Homer. My favorite spot on the whole earth. I lived in AK for 38 years, and spent all my holidays on the Homer beach, until we moved to Alabama in 1994. I sure miss it.

Thanks for the memories.

A truly lovely image. Congrats again.

10/25/2009 6:18:25 AM

 
Mervyn Dublin
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Fantastic Shot!

11/2/2009 2:13:48 PM

 
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