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© Marianne Greig
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UploadedNovember 29, 2007
TakenMay 7, 2006
MakeCasio Computer Co.,ltd.
Exposure1/320 sec at f/8.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18.6 mm
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I was with a few buddies atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco. It was one of those times when everyone stops talking and just takes in the view, letting the cool bay breeze sweep past your face and the sun cast its warm rays on your back. All the while I was aiming, focusing, and framing photos of the lego-sized buildings that lay in front of me, and then I saw an excellent shadow of a bird. Anxiously trying to capture the shadow well, it occurred to me, "hey, if there's a shadow, there must be a bird." There most certainly was. Just in front of me, hovering gently in a balancing act on the winds from the Great Pacific, a golden eagle that left me with an image I'll always remember

15 responses

  • Allan Meek

    Allan Meek (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    Jesus what a shot this should win outright. Stunning so well captured that is amazing

  • Nikki van Rensburg

    Nikki van Rensburg said (29 Nov 2007):

    Wow! Where were you when you took this shot?

  • jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalez said (29 Nov 2007):

    these shots are amazing..

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    What a capture!

  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (29 Nov 2007):


  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    How in the world did you get this shot? Were you in a balloon or plane? Great capture.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    I agree with all of the above. I'm awed!

  • Erasmo Wong

    Erasmo Wong said (29 Nov 2007):

    cool shot! good timing!

  • Shane Sudduth

    Shane Sudduth said (30 Nov 2007):

    very cool perspective

  • paul moore

    paul moore gave props (30 Nov 2007):

    amazing capture again marriane!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (3 Dec 2007):

    PS it rocks too!

  • angelo facchini

    angelo facchini said (4 Dec 2007):

    Good capture.

  • Daniel Martinez

    Daniel Martinez said (5 Dec 2007):

    The birds spirit was with you that day. You are fortunate!----perhaps blessed :)
    Are you from the Bay Area??

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas said (16 Jan 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Raymond Torres

    Raymond Torres gave props (15 May 2008):

    Cool Shot!!!

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