Midnight Sun!

Bill Houghton 12/24/2009 2:01:59 AM

James, this is an outstanding shot. Thank you for commenting on my 'Two Of A Kind, photo. Have a great Christmas, Bill

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Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 12/24/2009 2:03:50 AM

WOW!!! AWESOME capture, James. I see gold ahead!!! Straight into favs. #8243372

Stefania Barbier 12/24/2009 3:23:28 AM

absolutely superb, and a winner in my book!
Merry Christmas!!! #8243427

Michelle Alton 12/24/2009 3:42:31 AM

I see this as a big winner too. With so many awesome Eagle shots to look at on BP, this one is unique. Detail is remarkable...and the sun glare makes it even more beautiful. #8243448

Linda A. Braddock 12/24/2009 8:29:57 AM

James, This is Gorgeous! Fantastic Capture! Thankyou for commenting on my Eagle photo. #8244110

Howard B. Cheek 12/24/2009 8:39:45 AM

Excellent detail, exposure, POV, & DOF. Is this actual lens flare or added effect?
At 95mm, you were very close.
All I can do here is shoot the eagle from afar. I only know of one nest in my area, and the landowner will not allow closer access..Hit & miss getting close enough to one fishing at a water source too..Anyway,
Merry Christmas! #8244133

Deborah J. Bibbins 12/24/2009 8:55:33 AM

Absolutely Beautiful, James. #8244165

James N. Carpenter 12/24/2009 9:03:53 AM

Thank you all soooo! much for your wonderful comments. Howard, the lens flare was added in PSE 8 and the 95mm was the distance. The beach I visit is private and you can literally get within arms length of dozens of these beautiful, majestic birds. Thank you all again for taking the time to look and comment. James #8244181

Jim Huffield 12/24/2009 9:06:33 AM

Outstanding work, James. Jim #8244190

James N. Carpenter 12/24/2009 9:11:28 AM

Thank you most kindly Jim. I really appreciate it. James #8244201

Walter H. Wiesbeck 12/24/2009 9:27:34 AM

Beautiful flight capture,of my fav bird of prey,Jame,Merry Christmass to you and your family!! #8244224

Hal Bambrick 12/24/2009 1:20:16 PM

Very Nice Capture!!!!. #8244612

James N. Carpenter 12/24/2009 2:18:48 PM

Thank you Walter and Hal. I appreciate you taking the time to look. A very Merry Christmas to the both of you. James #8244720

John Connolly 12/25/2009 11:39:40 AM

What a stunning capture and presentation of this magnificient bird, James! I see a winner here! #8246066

Amanda J. Tanner 12/25/2009 5:03:47 PM

This is a breath taking image. Very Beautiful James! An amazing capture. #8246447

James N. Carpenter 12/26/2009 10:02:39 AM

Thanks John and Amanda for your kind words. I can't lie John, I hope your right, lol. I appreciate you both taking the time to look and comment. James #8247505

Jyri Vissak 12/26/2009 11:37:44 AM

Great composition and clarity! #8247611

Carol L. Fowler 12/26/2009 12:34:59 PM

Superb capture of in-flight eagle. #8247682

James N. Carpenter 12/26/2009 7:02:29 PM

Thank you Juri and Carol. Your kind words mean alot. James #8248122

Kathy Reeves 12/27/2009 4:46:57 AM

Awesome! #8248696

James N. Carpenter 12/27/2009 6:57:58 AM

Thank you Kathy, your comments mean the world. James #8248879

Ann Coates 12/27/2009 9:18:49 AM

There is something really special about this image and I agree with everybody else about this being a winner. It is certainly not your typical eagle shot. Outstanding James. #8249188

Tiia Vissak 12/27/2009 9:30:23 AM

a beautiful image! #8249217

James N. Carpenter 12/27/2009 10:39:47 AM

Thank you so much Ann and Tiia. I really appreciate your very kind words. Happy New year to both of you. James #8249395

Heidi Knight 12/27/2009 12:46:12 PM

WOW fantastic capture, James. Great work aswell! Happy Holidays. Heidi #8249635

James N. Carpenter 12/27/2009 3:07:23 PM

Thank you Heidi. You have a wonderful gallery, I look forward to seeing more of your work. Have a happy and prosperous new year. James #8249925

Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan 12/28/2009 9:06:34 AM

Amazing capture!!! Beautiful details and composition! #8251434

James N. Carpenter 12/28/2009 9:43:57 AM

Thank you so much Cynthia, you are to kind. James #8251500

Freddy Bland 12/28/2009 10:29:11 AM

Absolutely outstanding capture, James! A beautiful and stunning image! #8251552

James N. Carpenter 12/28/2009 12:22:16 PM

Thank you so much Freddy, I appreciate your kind words. Thanks for looking. James #8251713

Sheri Camarda 12/28/2009 12:23:10 PM

OMG! This is amazing! Fantastic. Nice to see what you can get. I have the same camera, just got it, and that lens. But not in Alaska "( nor close to Eagles. But you captured it and it is great!! Congratulations. Awesome, and hand held. Impressive!!! #8251715

James N. Carpenter 12/28/2009 12:32:05 PM

Thank you Sheri, you are so sweet. I love your excitement and enthusiasm. The XTI and 70-300 IS are a great combination, be careful though this passion can drive you to spend thousands of dollars. lol. Thanks again for your very kind words. James #8251723

Anita Hogue 12/28/2009 2:01:42 PM

A truly beautiful capture James! #8251883

James N. Carpenter 12/28/2009 3:52:49 PM

Thank you Anita, I always appreciate hearing from you. James #8252055

Derek D. Dafoe 12/29/2009 2:24:19 PM

Fantastic flight shot James!! Real beauty!! #8254268

Marcel J. Fernandez 12/29/2009 2:59:46 PM

Something special here! Wonderful capture James! #8254307

James N. Carpenter 12/29/2009 5:41:09 PM

Thank you Derek and Marcel, I truly appreciate you taking the time to look and leaving such wonderful comments. James #8254693

Dianna Murphy 12/30/2009 8:26:18 AM

Wow awesome image and that camera flare... love it. #8256277

James N. Carpenter 12/30/2009 8:54:15 AM

Thank you Dianna, so glad you like. James #8256381

Ellen Hodges 1/2/2010 12:16:06 PM

Gorgeous capture, James! Awesome detail!! Wow!! #8264311

James N. Carpenter 1/3/2010 9:22:36 AM

Thank you Ellen, it always makes my day to hear from you. James #8266662

Derek D. Dafoe 1/18/2010 2:27:07 PM

Congrats on a super Finalist James!! Good luck in the next round!! #8306305

Freddy Bland 1/18/2010 3:01:05 PM

Congratulations, James, on this wonderful FINALIST!! So well-deserved!! #8306625

Carol L. Fowler 1/18/2010 3:20:36 PM

Super Finalist! Congratulations! #8306862

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/18/2010 3:32:08 PM

on your wonderful FINALIST!!!

Photobucket #8306965

Linda A. Braddock 1/18/2010 4:07:56 PM

James, Congratulations on this Gorgeous Eagle Photo!! #8307294

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2010 5:17:16 PM

Congrats, James on a WOW finalist!!! Best luck!!! #8308066

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/18/2010 5:20:18 PM

Awesome image, James!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby #8308093

Deborah J. Bibbins 1/18/2010 6:17:17 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #8308603

Usman M. Bajwa 1/18/2010 10:24:38 PM

Huge CONGRATZ. on this beautiful Finalist, James!!

UB. #8309867

Summer A. Kozisek 1/19/2010 12:56:17 AM

Amazing capture James, congratulations on your finalist!! #8310293

Sheri Camarda 1/19/2010 8:23:45 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! Jim on being a finalist! A photograph well captured and well done! Good luck! #8311692

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 9:28:24 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and taking the time to to look. Really means alot. I love all my BP friends. Thanks again. James #8311858

Gail Vitikacs 1/19/2010 9:59:43 AM

AWESOME! Best of luck on this beauty! #8311948

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 10:56:23 AM

Thank you Gail, you are very kind. James #8312090

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/19/2010 12:09:18 PM

I will say it again: Something special here.....Congratulations James on your Finalist. #8312284

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 1/19/2010 12:21:37 PM

Great shot- I don't know if I would have added the light afterward in PS - it's strong as it is! #8312318

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 12:39:24 PM

Thank you Judges. I just got PSE 8 and thought I would play with the lens flare effect. I will keep in mind to not go overboard with effects. James #8312368

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 1:00:23 PM

Thank you Marcel, I really appreciate your comments. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. James #8312425

Patrick Rouzes 1/19/2010 1:15:13 PM

James, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, WTG! #8312463

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 1:21:52 PM

Thank you Patrick, very exciting indeed. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. James #8312479

Eivor Kuchta 1/19/2010 1:22:06 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, James! #8312481

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 1:23:48 PM

Thank you Eivor for your wonderful kind words. James #8312487

Rony Sagy 1/19/2010 1:30:57 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist. #8312504

Susan Fox 1/19/2010 1:34:18 PM

Congratulations #8312512

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 1:38:07 PM

Thanks bunches Rony and Susan. Very kind of you to take the time to comment. Thanks again. James #8312521

Jeff Robinson 1/19/2010 4:10:33 PM

Congrats James on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #8312901

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 4:56:27 PM

Thank you Jeff, I appreciate your comments. James #8313047

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2010 5:06:34 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Finalist! #8313105

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 5:51:59 PM

Thank you Barbara. James #8313351

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 5:56:17 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, James! #8313372

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 6:13:57 PM

Thank you most kindly Sam, I appreciate your comments. James #8313460

John Connolly 1/20/2010 12:54:14 PM

Congratulations on your finalist win, James! I was impressed with this one from the first time I saw it! #8316266

James N. Carpenter 1/21/2010 9:32:23 PM

Thank you John, I'm thankful you took the time to look and comment. James #8320174

Violeta Harrington 1/22/2010 5:08:01 PM

This is a magnificent shot, James. Congratulations. #8322377

James N. Carpenter 1/23/2010 6:14:11 AM

Thank you Violeta, I really appreciate your comments. James #8323561

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/26/2010 1:58:16 PM

AWSOME timing and capture James, really beautiful!
HUGE congrats on your finalist! #8332316

James N. Carpenter 1/27/2010 10:02:49 AM

Thanks bunches Peaches. I really appreciate your kind words. James #8334400

Mick Burkey 3/19/2010 10:09:54 AM

Great capture, James, and very cool post work. Congrats on your finalist for this. It's a winner in my book. #8466170

James N. Carpenter 3/26/2010 2:35:07 PM

Thank you Mick, I really appreciate you taking the time to look and comment. James #8483364

Heidi Knight 3/26/2010 6:17:31 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist! #8485142

James N. Carpenter 3/26/2010 7:14:56 PM

Thank you most kindly Heidi. James #8485566

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Night time, sunny, outdoors. Shot on a remote beach near Happy Valley, Alaska. Canon EF 70-300 IS USM, Av mode, AF AI Servo, ISO 800, 1/4000sec, f/l 95mm, handheld, processed from RAW. Manipulated in PSE 8.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 140.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 12/23/2009 10:08:33 PM

Keywords: #eagle #nature #sky #wings 

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