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Tawny Eagle


Tawny Eagle
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 500mm f/4 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 2:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey. It is about 6272 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165185 cm and it weighs 1.62.4 kg. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific. They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are.[4]
It breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a resident breeder which lays 13 eggs in a stick nest in a tree, crag or on the ground.
Throughout its range it favours open dry habitats, such as desert, semi-desert, steppes, or savannah, plains. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dear friend greetings from India;
It's so beautiful and a majestic shot of the Tawny Eagle, on the dot focus, clarity down to each feather and I love the composition (Which is so very African)Congratulations my friend. FRANCO

striking capture, dash Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-01 7:53]

Hello Eyal,
My favourite birds are birds of prey. So I like this photo very much. The pose of this Tawny Eagle is ideal in beautiful light and with eye-contact. Nice to see a bone in its claw. Great sharpness, details, composition and DOF. A classic beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Hi Eyal,
You have taken a first class shot with your fast EF 500 mm lens. The detail is spot on with sharp focusing. Your use of the light has given rich colours. Nice light in the eye. Stands out from the greyish blue BG. well done TFS.
Anil Purohit

Hey bro!
Howz my fav shot doin?
Sorry I've been away for a long time due to a tragedy in my family.
I love this shot, Bro!
Very well timed, seen framed and captured.
As a matter of fact, few could flaw such a shot as this.
Cheers!
Goldy

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