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Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, 70-200 2.8L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 7:09
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sea-eagles are a group of birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus of the bird of prey family (Accipitridae). Sea-eagles vary in size, from the Sanford's Fish-eagle averaging 2.2-4.5 lb (1-2 kg) to the huge Steller's Sea-eagle weighing up to 26 lb (12 kg).

Bald Eagles can weigh up to 15.4 lb (7 kg) making them the second largest species of eagle native to North America. The White-bellied Sea-eagle can weigh up to 14 lb (6 kg).

Three obvious sister species exist: the White-tailed and Bald Eagles, Sanford's and the White-bellied Sea-eagle, and the African and Madagascar Fish-eagles (Wink et al. 1996). Each of these consists of a white- and a tan-headed species, and the tails are entirely white in all adult Haliaeetus except Sanford's, the White-bellied's, and Pallas's.(wiki)

Shooting Date/Time
14/07/2007 20:24:30
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
175,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
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AI Servo AF
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Thank you and have a 'sunny' day...:-)

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Hi Annick, An amazing photo, the focus on the head is first class & you have captured the movement in the wing superbly, great colour & light, & well composed, kind regards Wilson.

Hi Annick,
Wonderful to get this Sea Eagle in action. Perfect sharpness and well exposed image. Great pov and nicely composed. Very well done.

Great focus and DOF! Impressive. Nice composition as well. I like that you've left room to the left to give the photo more motion.

hello Annick,
Wooow, what severe and strong expression of the eagle! The action is marvelous with great dynamism. Maybe BG is not the best but the eagle is superb

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-17 8:03]

Hi Annick,
great shot with a lot of movement, love the expression in the Eagles face too. Good job.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-17 8:32]

Hi Annick

Great action shot - I love the beak and the eye. Wonderful.


Well done Annick
Fine composition and capture in flight.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-17 8:45]

Hi Annick,

Fantastic!! The face is magnificent with that beak and eye. I love the position of the wings. Wonderful colors and details. An amazing shot.


Hello Annick,
Are you in De Beekse Bergen every day? Again a wonderful photo with a perfect focus on the head of the eagle. The DOF is great, evenso the expression in the photo. Through the BG you think the bird is photographed in the wild. Great composition.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-17 9:41]

Hello Annick,
yet again I am astonished at the quality of your post.
Excellent detail in the head and neck.
Superb quality with defined edges.
Very well taken with superb motion.
Well done,

Nice work Annick, and a pleasure to view..Swoop me! :)

bonjour annick
encore une photo pour laquelle je ne trouve rien a redire,c'est aussi bon que vos portrait mais avec la dificulté du mouvement.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-17 11:55]

Hi Annick.
Excellent in flight shot of this eagle.He is so majestic.Perfect sharp details.I like his expression and blured wings-make a good sensation movement.Great job.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Annick,

Beautiful inflight shot of this "Bald eagle"
Great sharpness
i love the movement in its wings

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick, splendid sea eagle in majestic fly, grea composition with wonderful colors, good sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-07-17 13:25]

Hi Annick
Good in flight shot. Good light, colours and sharpnes.
Well done


hi annick,
stunning dynamic capture !
fantastic sharpness on its head,with a very strong expression.
great, bravo !

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-07-17 17:53]

Superbe capture,félicitations pour les détails du plumage et la pose de l'oiseau.

Hi Annick,
A very fantastic capture of this flying sea eagle. Very good details and composition. One question, have you ever tried of taking it from the front?
Very well done.
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-18 0:37]

Hi Annick,
Awesome in-flight shot. Marvellous expression captured on its face and the intensity in the eyes is something to behold. The lighting is perfect and wings look gigantic and much detailed. Very sharp image with nice colours and fine focus. I like your POV and the composition. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-18 5:07]

Hi Annick,
Very nice close-up inflight capture of this beautiful eagle. I like the pose you captured. TFS
Have a sunny day too :o)

Impressive shot. Focus on the head is right on target. Light and POV are very good!

Great capture of this bald one in flight Annick.
Beak opened a little to make some tereble noise I suppose :) and movement in the wings wich add sence of action are wonderful details.
Compo and exposure are very good and feather details are lovely.
You must spend a lot of time at the Beekse Bergen looking at all the images you make overthere.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

P/S Out of :) will be back tomorrow.

Excellent image Annick. The in flight position is well captured.

Hi Annick,
You certainly nailed this one in flight. Great feeling when it turns out as good as this. You dont get many chances.
Very well done.

Great shot, Annick!

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-08-24 13:01]

Amaising shot. Great picture.


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