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Uploaded: 01/24/06 6:02 AM GMT
Raptor Away (RW)
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All credit for taking the picture goes to mayne, in short all credit goes to him all mistakes (well most) are mine. Original here


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01/24/06 7:11 AM GMT
Well done! I loved the original except for the clipped wing; you've done a great restoration job. And the picture doesn't seem to have suffered any noticeable loss in quality, despite the extra jpegification.

My only criticism is the "halo" effect around the tip of the repaired wing, which could be fixed (or at least minimized) by cloning or smudging the surrounding pixels onto it.
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01/24/06 9:46 AM GMT
Awesome work!! I wonder if things can get better than this.
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Kindly visit my gallery.
01/24/06 2:26 PM GMT
Nice piece of work!
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
01/24/06 2:54 PM GMT
Yeah, I agree about the halo, but let's face it, that "halo" is something we'd think was part of the cloud formation if we hadn't already seen the original image...

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01/24/06 2:56 PM GMT
That beak! Those TALONS! You've really shown this predator's armaments very strikingly.

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01/24/06 6:48 PM GMT
Razor sharp. Excellent capture!
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01/24/06 8:11 PM GMT
The original was fantastic and I think you done a great job on the wing. Good work.
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Don`t cover yourself in petrol and smoke.
01/24/06 8:46 PM GMT
Awesome capture this!...very well done.....Bob
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01/24/06 10:04 PM GMT
Very nice - birds take a lot of work, and this one is very good.
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01/25/06 3:04 AM GMT
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"A picture is worth a thousand words"
01/26/06 9:30 PM GMT
Gooseflesh and shivers!!!
Well done, it's a milestone in photography and restoration!
Congrats on the both of you, and yes you have my 10 as well!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
01/28/06 7:14 AM GMT
This is my first 10 to vote... this one should go to National Geography
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01/29/06 1:56 PM GMT
Yep, high marks from me too. Very well done!!!!!!!! *_*
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01/30/06 1:25 AM GMT
I couldnt tell anything there was PS'd... still hardly can.
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01/30/06 3:20 PM GMT
Ahhhh, Freedom!
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We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing!
01/30/06 8:37 PM GMT
Amazing Image 10/10
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01/31/06 3:03 PM GMT
Wooow this is really good. Amazing work!

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Its as simple as life.
02/01/06 6:20 PM GMT
Your,photo ,wow ,great shot.I love it ,Its in my Fav folder for good.10/10,Thanks for sharing it.Brian.
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02/02/06 6:32 AM GMT
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02/27/06 2:53 PM GMT
Awesome picture;one of the best I've ever seen! Very deserving of the 98 score!!
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Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry- -Mark Twain
03/01/06 5:49 AM GMT
Great shot i love how u got the bird in the position lol great job
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03/08/06 8:26 PM GMT
I concure, very impressive.
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Every mammel on the planet develops a natural balance or a certain equalibrium with the world around them but we humans do not, we move to an area and we multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way we can survive is to spread to another area. There is only one other organism on this planet that follows the same pattern, a virus. Human beings in the intrest of the planet are a desiese a cancer of this eath. (Kinda makes you proud dosen't it)
03/09/06 6:26 AM GMT
How the heck? Wow, great work, I like how the feathers arnt't blurred out as much as the other ones ive seen. Keep it up!
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Andy S.
03/13/06 9:07 PM GMT
How the heck indeed!!! Fantastic, professional photography.
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It;s better to have a living dog, than a dead lion.
03/25/06 12:04 AM GMT
Stunning! Off to my favs it goes.
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My Best to You Always
03/25/06 12:40 AM GMT
A Perfect 10!
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03/27/06 9:35 PM GMT
Hats off to you and mayne..What a majestic eagle. Proud and free. Great job!
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03/30/06 11:19 AM GMT
Exquisite, fine, elegant...A 11 vote
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03/31/06 8:03 AM GMT
This is the finest Bald Eagle shot that I have ever seen. National Geographic quality or better. Awesome!!!
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More does not always equal better --- Katman
04/01/06 2:51 PM GMT
WOW! Amazing! 10/10
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~Being Normal Is Boring~
04/05/06 6:01 PM GMT
great job clear and flawless
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sock. shoe. stink. -Old Kyjercistanese Proverb
05/01/06 6:59 PM GMT
This shot is stunning, it has to be one of the most impressive photographs I have ever seen. The fact that it's a rework simply adds to my amazement at the quality here. My congratulations to both mayne and isaacp.

I think it's too good for National Geographic :)
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06/01/06 7:54 AM GMT
A great piece of work. I think credit goes to you both. I can't see anything wrong with this image. Simply awsome

Andy :0)
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AKAJON: Most people lye asleep and notice nothing around them. Just wake up and see the natural beauty around you. It will blow you away.
08/10/06 6:27 PM GMT
Fantasic! Awesome capture! Very crisp and slick!
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09/14/06 5:24 AM GMT
..perfectly work...***
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11/12/06 1:55 AM GMT
This is stunning, and I do mean that both in reference to the original photo and to the rework. This has caused me to realise I spend far too much time with my computer... I actually thought 'OMG' (Yes, the abbreviation, not the phrase). Thank you for both the amazing art and the moment of self-awareness. ;D
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12/03/06 6:57 AM GMT
This is probably the BEST capture I've ever seen of an American Eagle. Outstanding job on the rework too! I agree that the "halo" would've never been noticed if we hadn't seen the original. GREAT WORK! ;)
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03/06/07 4:47 AM GMT
Magnificent image! I love everything about it.

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05/22/07 11:57 PM GMT
Gracefully captured.
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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
05/27/07 3:27 PM GMT
:O this is great!
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I Laugh at the face of danger!!!! Then I hide under the bed till in goes away...
07/03/07 8:53 AM GMT
Great job, thanks for sharing it:)
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He liveth best who loveth best- All creatues, great and small- For the good God Who loveth us- He made them first of all- -Coleridge-
08/14/07 3:24 AM GMT
Incredible, both the original and this one. I saw this one first and I was amazed at how well you fixed the wing. Halo or not it's very slight and I would have never picked up on it if I hadn't have read some of the comments. Thanks for sharing.
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Only two thing's are infinite--the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe. -Albert Einstein
08/18/07 12:49 AM GMT
Amazing Shot!
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01/22/08 2:50 PM GMT
Absolutely awsome capture of this bird in flight, thank you for sharing!!!
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05/25/08 7:45 AM GMT
Wow! I can't even tell that it has been altered. Great shot!
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02/15/10 4:58 PM GMT
MAGNIFICENT! Look at the claws on that eagle!
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05/08/15 1:25 AM GMT
Amazing capture!
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