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African Fish-eagle

African Fish-eagle
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon, 300 mm AF f/4, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb, HOYA 77mm HMC-SUPER UV (0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-13 10:51
Viewed: 3564
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The African Fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer or - to distinguish it from the Ichthyophaga true fish eagles, African Sea-eagle - is a large species of eagle and a bird of prey.
Its closest relative appears to be the critically endangered Madagascar Fish-eagle. As in all sea-eagle species pairs, thie one consists of a white-headed species (the African Fish-eagle) and a tan-headed one. These are an ancient lineage of sea-eagles, and as such have dark talons, beaks, and eyes (Wink et al. 1996). Both species have at least partially white tails even as juveniles.
African Fish-eagles are large birds, and the females are often larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 6 feet, while females have wingspans upwards of 8 feet. They are very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body and large, powerful, black wings. The head, breast, and tail of African Fish-eagles are snow white and the hook-shaped beak is mostly yellow with a black tip.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-13 10:56]

nice focus good colors interesting pose iwth the neck curved

Sharpness of the head is perfect. It is in fact an African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer

Hello Robi, Tom is right is not a Bald Eagle but an African Fish Eagle, they are very similar in apperance and I think in behavior too

C'est une superbe capture en vol Robi! J'aime beaucoup ce mouvement que tu as capturé et les beaux détails. Le blanc est légèrement sur-exposé mais comme vous dites chez-vous je crois : je fais du chipotage :) Bien vu! Merci,

So great this picture ! What an impressive beautiful bird.. you did a very good job here. The sharpness is excellent

TFS Greetz Kristy

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-13 12:21]

Hi Robi,
this is a very sharp shot with great composition.
Well done,

  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-13 16:11]

Hell Robi,
Execllent in-flight capture. Tough exposure problem here but the result is quite pleasing, esp. the brownish tone in wings. Regards,

Hello Robi , i like very much , eyes excellent , sharpness and posture also , TFS and good luck.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-14 12:51]

Hi Robi,
excellent inflight shot of this African Fish-eagle.
Your capture is very nice, the details and sharpness are wonderful and the positioning of the wings is very nice.

hopla robi
superbe cliché de rapace en vol,l'oiseau est parfaitement figé,les couleurs ressortent bien sur le ciel bleu.

Hi Robi.
This is excellent and ineresting shot. Mejestic. vey nice, Well done. tfs. stev

coucou robi
quelle photo magnifique, que de beaux détails
bravo à toi

Arrêt sur image...
Magnifique, stupéfiant, ... Bravo

  • Great 
  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-16 4:30]

What a magestic eagle!
So sharp that you can even see the bright in its eyes!
Congratulations again, dear Rob.
A great shot!

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-05-17 11:13]

Voilà un oiseau pris dans une position spéciale.
Bonne journée.

Quelle photo magnifique ! Les détails sur le plumageet dan la visage, les couleurs, la composition, la pose de l'aigle, tout est excellent. J'aime bien le regard acéré de cet aigle africain, et le ciel fait un magnifique BG. Félicitation !

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-04 6:08]

Salut Robi,
Nice in-flight capture of this captive african fish eagle. Good details and pose.TFS

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