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Salute to Loot

Salute to Loot
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loot's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 5:52
Viewed: 5645
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although I have not been active for some time on this site, I still stay in contact with some of the members I have met on here. I exchanged New Years Greeting with one of my favorite members, LOOT. He sent me the link to his latest post, and I noticed that there are still quite a few old friends that are active. So hello to all of you that I know, and greetings to all of you that I do not know yet.

This is an Osprey with a partially eaten fish getting ready to take flight. Taken at J.N. Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island FL.

Canon 50D with a 500mm f4L IS coupled with a 1.4 extender. Shot off a tripod with a Wimberly Head.

It is a little tight in the frame because this is a full frame shot with no cropping.


Miss_Piggy, loot, JoseMiguel, jaycee, Chiza, uleko, marhowie, Argus, roges, tuslaw, Dis. Ac., nofer, drchoneydew has marked this note useful
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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-11 6:07]

Hello Scott
A fine capture of a beautiful hunter.
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Scott
Loot will be thrilled out of his skin to see this delightful image dedicated to him. Firstly because it is such a spectacular photograph and secondly because it is from you Scott Evers for whom he has great admiration and respect. He speaks about you often. You captured this Osprey with such superb clarity and detail it actually waters my eyes looking at it, as it is amazingly beautiful. Your camerawork is outstanding and looking at this image I can understand how come Loot has always considered you to be a photographer with exceptional talent and skill. The image as a whole is remarkable and indeed praiseworthy. A great dedication from one great photographer to another. Thanks for sharing and making my husbands day and mine to, because when he is happy I am happy and he is definitely going to be happy once he has laid his eyes on this one. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-11 6:38]

Hello Scott,
How good to see a photo from you again, long time ago. And a fantastic one. Clarity, natural colours, sharpness and details are amazing. Excellent pose, POV and DOF. Good composition.
Great quality!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-01-11 7:38]
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Hi Scott

Shucks my friend…goose bumps. Sheer enjoyment and appreciation. When I said to
you that you should pop in on TrekNature, from time to time, I did not expect that this
awesome raptor was going to be dedicated to me. Hey, no complaints from me though.
No sir, I am happy as can be and there are 2 main reasons for it. Firstly, this amazing
bird that flew all the way from Florida to elate me and secondly, the fact that this is the
first posting you did in exactly 2 years. The last one was on 10/01/2008. How time flies?

This Osprey image is an absolute masterful piece of work. I can't remember when last
did I see a posting with such amazing exposure levels, ultra sharp details, and so well
balanced tones. Truly stunning stuff and I sincerely hope you're not going to let us wait
another 2 years before you decide to grace the gallery once more with another example
of such similar, perfect attributes. Actually it is not a request, it is an instruction Lieutenant.

Well done MF and TFS.

Hello Scott
This is really good captured shot of this Osprey. Excellent details, colours and pose!

striking-amazing capture, TFS Ori

Hi Scott,
Pleased to catch you again and besides with such an awesome shot!
Man, this is all about quality!
Lighting, pose, contrast, sky at the back, everything are so good here.
Now it can be seen clearly the outcome of using a full frame and no crop at all.
Congratulations and thanks so much for share it.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-11 15:28]

Hi Scott,

Nice to see a post from you!! A wonderful Osprey and a great dedication to Loot. Perfect timing to get him in this fantastic position as he prepares for flight. Did he take his fish with him? Superb colors and details against a fine blue sky.


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-11 17:53]

Hola Scott: Una toma excelente de una super especie. Gran foco, color, nitidez y entorno, todo unido a un gran momento a la hora de la cacería...gracias por compartir esta gran toma y su información...saludos.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-11 23:03]

Happy New Year, Scott!
What a beauty! And a fine tribute to our friend Loot!
A fantastic pose with incredibly sharp details.
Excellent light against the beautiful blue sky.
And a piece of lunch in the talons to boot.
It is great to see you, my friend. ; )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-12 5:55]

Hello Scott,
Very nice to see a post from you again and a beautiful capture of an Osprey. Fantastic timing and great sharpness of this beautiful bird of prey. The colours stand out very nicely against the blue sky.
Thanks a lot and all the best wishes, Ulla

Excellent full frame image Scott, you fit em' in nicely..
One can't beat that wings up pose, great post processing my friend.
A Happy New Year is in order :)
PS - I just talked to a landowner here, they have a 200 acre ranch. They've offered me access in the months ahead. They say they see the Mexican Eagle there regularly, along with Red-tailed Hawk nests, etc.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-12 7:50]

Hello Scott,
Great to see you back!
A superb uncropped shot of an Osprey. I like the pose and the POV is just right and taken with excellent sharpness and lighting. The composition against the blue sky couldn't be better!
Nice to view and TFS it.

Hi Scott,
Ever since I joined TN you have been one of my favorites and it is really nice to see you come back and post something new just like this magnificant exposed image of the osprey. Loot must be very flattered to have such a fantastic image dedicatd to him. I really hope to see more from you. Take care. Paul :)

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-12 11:43]

Hi Scott,
What beautiful dedication for Loot.
Superb colors and details. I am convinced that one to like and a lot of Loot.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-13 19:14]

Hello Scott,
A wonderful image of this beautiful Osprey eating it's meal. Fantastic detail and gorgeous colors. Love the composition and perfect exposure you managed to achieve. Super shot!!!

Hi Scott,

an very nice shot from this bird with great pov and fine colours.


Bonsoir Scott
Une belle image de ce aigle avec son repas dans la patte, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs.
Bonne journée et au revoir....JP

Hi dear Scott ,
A perfect work.
It has excellent details and nice colours.

Very well captured
Kind regards

Hi Scott
This is a fantastic shot, very nice eagle and great pose and very nice composition.


Hello Scott,
I came across this image and it is fabulous! Do post more often. What a pleasure to view.

Just AMAZING and its an honor to meet you :)

Read a few of your notes; feel the same way now. Very particular just what i upload. This is the most amazing group isn't it? Love the detail! may i ask what tele photo if any?

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