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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): The predator with the Prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 4:35
Viewed: 5547
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
! * Bird under captivity. Image captured in Prague Zoo

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America.

This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The Bald Eagle is a large bird, with a body length of 71-96 cm (28-38 in), a wingspan of 168–244 cm (66–88 in), and a weight of 3–6.3 kg (6.6–14 lb); females are about 25 percent larger than males.[1] The adult Bald Eagle has a brown body with a white head and tail, and bright yellow irises, taloned feet, and a hooked beak; juveniles are completely brown except for the yellow feet. Males and females are identical in plumage coloration. Its diet consists mainly of fish, but it is an opportunistic feeder. It hunts fish by swooping down and snatching the fish out of the water with its talons. It is sexually mature at four years or five years of age.
(Source: wikipedia)

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To rousettus: zooSelenE 2 10-03 12:08
To dB_grafix: so closeSelenE 1 10-03 04:54
To claudine: closeSelenE 1 10-03 04:51
To Necipp: over exposureSelenE 1 10-03 04:48
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-02 4:38]
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Hello Selen,
an exceptional capture ofthis Bald Eagle.
+++ Excellent sharpness and detail defining each feather. Great DOF and BG. Good composition.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

hello selen,
very good shot of the bald eagle, seems like it has just caught this prey, nice pov, well composed shot, well exposed shot, good details captured,
well done,
tfs & regards

Excellent close-up Selen..Sad for the little guy but it's the way it is.
Great capture.

hi selen!
A great situation you captured here!
sharp shot on this mighty and beautiful
bird with good composition!
well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-02 6:03]

Hi Selen
Great of quality picture only not for nervous person's look. Colour palette is amazing. White, black, green colour tones are really fantastic. I like excellent light and superb reproduction of the plumage and other details of the eagle and its food. Rich vegetation serve the role of the impressive BG very well. Perfect done and my kind regards.

Bonjour Selen
Une excellente photo en portrait de ce bel aigle après prendre son repas.Les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées ainsi que les détails.. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

Hello Selen
Very intersing shot of this Bald Eagle,
Perfect details,lighting and BG,
somehow a sad shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-02 6:38]

Hi Selen,
a very beautiful portrait. Excellent precise DOF with good exposure control on those white feather. Very good POV from the side, and low down. Great shot.

Hello Selen,
Very nice moment you've taken!!
delicate details and sharpness, fine POV and DOF, well composed.
Well done and TFS,

This is a beautiful portrait Selen and great action catch. It is a little strange to me to see those birds from so close as when I see them in the wild, they are always gliding so high in the sky. Details, composition and exposure are top notch! Well done and TFS,

Hi Selene,
Quite the beak on this fellow and his meal...yum. :-)
Nice close up of a magnificent bird.
Good feather deatil and beautiful eye.

selen hanım, çok net güzel bir çekim. detaylar ve renkler de çok güzel. açıklamaları da okudum ama sanırım kediler gibi yavru nakli yapmıyor, yemesi için atılan ölü civciv mi tam anlamadım.
zoo dışında doğadan resimlerinizi ben çok ama çok beğeniyorum. bunlar da güzel ve netse de onların tadı başka. sanırım Akif bey de diğer pek çok arkadaşımız da bana katılacaktır.
selamlar. Ahmet

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-02 8:19]

Hello Selen, great shot of the Eagle with its meal in its beak. Very sharp, well composed and a perfect exposure. Well done !


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-10-02 8:23]

Hello Selen,
Terrific sharpness with perfect details. Great POV, light and composition.

Hola Selen.
Una genial captura. Preciosos detalles y nitidez.
Una nota completa y muy interesante.
Saludos, JL.

Merhaba Selen,
Excellent close up shot with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details always!
very well composed and well seen

Hi Selen
Interesting observation. Great sharp and well composed shot with nice OOF buckground. Also good note.
Best wishes

Hi Selen,
A wonderful close capture with excellent details. Some people might consider this a sad moment, but I find it a most wonderful moment. How often does a person see a bald eagle eat.
I've done a WS on this photo, since I felt that the photo could use a bit more contrast. I hope you don't mind.

Hello Selen, splendid shot of this majestic eagle eating this poor small chick the details is superb with very beautiful colors, it is a pretty composition, cheer,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-02 16:32]

Hola Selen,
una gran foto,
buen foco,
colores y texturas...

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-10-02 19:57]

Woooow! What a nice capture, Selen!
Excellent shot, with amazing details. A little bit sad, but... this is the wildlife circle! Well done!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-02 23:50]

Hi Selen

Great POV and focus with good DOF and BG.


The portrait he let you have is amazing Selen. As Claudine says,it is nice to see them so close, because what we have here is always in the wild environment, and difficult to get so close.
Sometimes it works.
I like this shot!

Hi Selen
Wonderful image so
sharp and detailed
great composition.
tfs jon

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-03 5:23]

Hi Selen,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry tied up with an important assignment.

Hi Selen,
WOW!! This is a really outstanding photo. Excellent everything. Not much more can be said. Exceptionally well done.


Hi Selen,
AMAZING shot. Great details and perfect focus. Very beautiful details on plumage! natural colours. Lovely BG.


Merhaba Selen focus ve POV cok guzel gozdeki detaylar mukemmel, kafasindaki beyaz patlamis gorunuyor raw'da detaylar vardir sanirim. Selamlar Necip.

Well heck! If he dont eat it, I will(Yummy!) Just kidding, or am I? Very nice image of lunch time, makes me hungry. Very well done Selene. :)

Hello Selen,
Those are truely impressive birds!
This guy is captured ine the moment of truth, when he's about to taste the meal, hehehe...
Super details in the plumage, expression is well captured!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-04 18:10]

Hello Selen

A wonderful close up look at this majestic eagle with it's lunch.The plumage detail is excellent with sharp details.Nicely composed in the frame.The POV and DOF are well done.TFS


Hola Selen,
Fantástca captura, el momento y detalle son impresionantes, excelente nitidez, luz y composición, saludos
José Ramón

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-07 2:24]

selam selen
iyi bir donanim ve basarili bir cekimle harika bir sonuc yakalamissin bu fotoda
kompozisyon, isik kullanimi, renkler, netlik ve detaylar nefis olmus
eline saglik

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  • star74 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 3 N: 598] (2474)
  • [2007-10-10 11:33]

Selam Selen hanım,
Mükemmel olmuş.Herşey yerli yerinde.
Ellerinize sağlık.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-10-16 7:31]

Wow nice capture!!Well timeing&well captured!TFS!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-26 13:39]

What a fantastic shot!!
Magnificent capture with the poor little creature in the beak of the eagle! Excellent framing, POV, DOF, sharpness and composition.
Very well done, dear Selene.
Greetings and TFS

Great picture. The eyes are sharply focussed. Good composition.

oh my God
very very nice
love it

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