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Bill Knaps 1/31/2009 6:41:14 PM

Wow Mike, What an amazing and beautiful capture. Bill #1076526

William C. Raco 1/31/2009 6:43:59 PM

Excellent detail, Mike!
Great pose, too
Very well done #7111669

Jeana Clark 1/31/2009 6:58:08 PM


Awesome an Awesome Shot Mike!!!
The clarity and details are Fantastic!!!
Excellent comp and superb timing!!!
OUTSTANDING!!!!!

~J~ #7111692

Ron McEwan 1/31/2009 7:01:49 PM

A terrific image here, so sharp, very well composed, nice work Mike #7111700

Patrick Rouzes 1/31/2009 7:55:32 PM

Incredible clarity, detail,lighting, focus,dof & b/g here Mike!!! Amazing work here,my friend!!!
HGope you get back soon- wish I were there too!!! #7111837

Craig C. Ebel 2/1/2009 9:47:49 AM

Amazing shot Mike! #7113832

Leslie McLain 2/2/2009 5:11:58 AM

Amazing capture. I never realized that eagles came to Starve Rock. #7117107

Eivor Kuchta 2/2/2009 9:10:14 AM

I'm so envious, Mike! Hope to see more in your gallery! #7118071

Mike Umbreit 2/2/2009 7:00:36 PM

Thanks! I saw more eagles in one afternoon than I had previously seen during my entire lifetime (and that is more than just a few years)! :-) Mike #7119707

Kathleen M. Rinker 2/3/2009 4:39:58 PM

Great capture Mike!! #7122961

Mike Umbreit 2/3/2009 7:30:58 PM

Kathleen - Thanks so much!! - Mike #7123585

Lisa R. Buffington 2/10/2009 7:33:33 AM

BEAUTIFUL! Love this shot! Everything is just perfect. Great work Mike. #7149436

Mike Umbreit 2/11/2009 4:22:09 PM

Lisa - Thank You!! - Mike #7155125

Filomena C. Larson 2/20/2009 8:07:51 PM

Mike, this is just awesome! I too have been having a blast with the eagles in the past few weeks! I need to post some more of them. I love your gallery, you do amazing work.

~Filomena #7189015

Mike Umbreit 2/21/2009 3:54:50 PM

Filomena - Thanks so much! I took a quick look at your gallery and you have some great eagle shots. I need to take a better look and leave some comments! - Mike #7191580

Tiia Vissak 2/23/2009 10:19:02 AM

Congratulations! #7198175

Karen Engelbreth 2/23/2009 10:49:49 AM

Congratulations!

#7198655

Christian Rosito 2/23/2009 10:55:17 AM

WOW! Congratulations Mike! #7198759

Jeana Clark 2/23/2009 11:14:06 AM


BIG BIG CONGRATS MIKE!!!!
Fabulous Finalist!!!!
Hope to see again!!!

~J~ #7199033

Angie Sidles 2/23/2009 11:41:46 AM

Big congrats Mike!! Beautiful finalists!!! :) #7199399

Bojan Bencic 2/23/2009 1:10:02 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Mike! #7200269

Eivor Kuchta 2/23/2009 1:16:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mike! #7200330

Colette M. Metcalf 2/23/2009 1:21:55 PM

Congratulations, Mike!!! #7200384

Renee Doyle 2/23/2009 1:23:54 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist Mike!! #7200409

Susan Fox 2/23/2009 1:56:31 PM

Congratulations! #7200812

Claudia Kuhn 2/23/2009 2:21:09 PM

Congrats on your finalist Mike! #7201146

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/23/2009 2:39:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Mike, a beauty! #7201365

Filomena C. Larson 2/23/2009 2:43:45 PM

Congratulations Mike on your finalist! You deserve it! This capture is a beauty!

~Filomena #7201407

Kathleen M. Rinker 2/23/2009 2:57:41 PM

Congratulations Mike!! #7201532

Denny E. Barnes 2/23/2009 3:18:20 PM

Outstanding!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserving finalist, Mike!! Good luck on the next round!! #7201703

Kerry Hill 2/23/2009 3:26:37 PM

Huge congratulations Mike!!!!!! #7201765

Michelle Alton 2/23/2009 4:02:10 PM

Mike, the most beautifully lit Eagle shot I've seen. Beautiful. Congratulations! #7201988

Joan Powell 2/23/2009 4:30:29 PM

congrats on this beauty ! #7202259

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2009 5:07:08 PM

Hooray, Mike! Congrats! #7202666

Cathy Barrows 2/23/2009 5:16:14 PM

Congrats on your finalist...awesome #7202745

Sam Britt 2/23/2009 5:38:19 PM

Congratulations, Mike! #7202971

Laura L. Gonzales 2/23/2009 6:26:51 PM

Well done, Mike!!! Congrats on this fantastic Finalist! Good luck! Laura #7203407

Becky J. Parkinson 2/23/2009 6:54:04 PM

Another wonderful finalist, Mike! Great work you've done! #7203743

Brett Dolsen 2/23/2009 6:54:44 PM

Stunning inflight and congratulations Mike!!Brett #7203752

frank w. degenhardt 2/23/2009 8:44:10 PM

Well, you did it. A Finalist. That is so wonderful and itís great to see the judges feel the same way about your work as I do. Congratulations and may we see this picture in the next round. #7204833

ROLAN NARMAN 2/23/2009 8:52:23 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Mike! #7204883

Usman Bajwa 2/23/2009 10:56:44 PM

Awesome animal capture and Congrats on another beautiful Finalist, Mike.

Usman. #7205435

Katarina Mansson 2/24/2009 2:44:14 AM

Congratulations Mike! #7206047

Jeff W. Robinson 2/24/2009 4:33:27 AM

Congrats Mike on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7206627

Mike Umbreit 2/24/2009 5:04:16 AM

Wow!! Thanks so much for the very numerous and kind comments! I have to apologize for my tardiness, I haven't even gone through the list of finalists yet. Just not enough time in a day. Thanks again!! - Mike #7206773

Derek D. Dafoe 2/24/2009 8:16:02 AM

Great finalist Mike! Congrats!! #7207538

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/24/2009 8:53:22 AM

I've been loving all your eagle photos, Mike! Incredible and a well deserved finalist! Hope it goes gold!!! #7207748

Ellen Hodges 2/24/2009 9:10:33 AM

Congrats, Mike!! #7207875

Corinne M. Thompson 2/24/2009 5:36:49 PM

Fabulous image Mike, Congrats on your finalist! #7210583

Mike Umbreit 2/24/2009 5:56:08 PM

Derek/Jean/Ellen/Corinne - Thanks so much! - Mike #7210653

Lorna Shutter 2/24/2009 6:28:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on another well-deserved Finalist Award, Mike!!!!! Photobucket #7210781

Mike Umbreit 2/24/2009 8:45:29 PM

Lorna - Thanks for your continued support!! - Mike #7211370

M.Christine Duncan 2/27/2009 6:46:50 AM

Holy Cow... amazing shot!!! Congrats on this finalist, I'm in awe! Sounds like a very cool place to spend some time too! #7221924

Mike Umbreit 2/28/2009 6:26:27 PM

Christine - Thanks!! - Mike #7227206

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/5/2009 1:32:20 PM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!

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Mike Umbreit 3/5/2009 7:24:05 PM

Peaches - Thanks so much!! - Mike #7248975

Kathy L. Clark 3/18/2009 8:05:24 PM

Belated congratulations to you Mike. What an awesome picture. #7301252

Mike Umbreit 3/20/2009 5:10:31 PM

Kathy - Thanks again! - Mike #7309126

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Yesterday, I managed to get to Starved Rock to see the eagles.
This was my first time there and I was amazed.
I would guess that there was between 75 and 100 eagles if not more.
I hope to get back soon!

Comments welcome and appreciated!


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 1/31/2009 6:26:38 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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