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(Aquila fasciata)

(Aquila fasciata)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-24 7:01
Viewed: 1665
Points: 20
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Águia de Bonelli, Águila Perdicera,Bonelli's Eagle

(Aquila fasciata)

This one was the first eagle I've fotographed.
Very early morning we have to climb to the place they have the hide for this species. After the preparation of the scennery I close the hide and my guide went away...
Few moments after and they caught the pigeon with a simple stroke...
A beautiful species...
One more tip about shoot from a shelter that has a glass: Is better to compensate the light and the speed.Is like use a stop bellow.

About the species:
"The Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata) is a large bird of prey. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.

It breeds in southern Europe, Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across the Middle East and South Asia to Indonesia. It is usually a resident breeder which lays 1–3 eggs in a tree or crag nest.The Bonelli's eagle is found in wooded, often hilly, country with some open areas. The African race prefers savannah, forest edges, cultivation, and scrub, provided there are some large trees; this is not a species of very open or densely forested habitats.
Recent DNA research resulted in this species being moved to the genus Aquila from Hieraaetus.
The common name of the bird commemorates the Italian ornithologist and collector Franco Andrea Bonelli.

This is a small- to medium-sized eagle at 55–65 cm (22–26 in) in length. The upperparts are dark brown, and the underside is white with dark streaks. The wings are relatively short and rounded. The long tail is grey on top and white below and has a single broad black terminal band. The feet and eyes are yellow. Immature birds have deep buff underparts and underwing coverts, and have fine barring on the tail without the terminal band.

The Bonelli's eagle is usually silent except in display and near the nest. Its fluted klu-kluklu-kluee call is less shrill than that of its near relatives.
The Bonelli's eagle takes a wide range of live prey, all taken alive. It usually hunts from cover by a quick dash from inside a tree, but it will also catch prey by quartering hill slopes like other eagles, or make a stoop from a soaring position. Most prey is taken on the ground.

This eagle takes large prey items, usually mammals or birds. Mammals up to the size of a hare are regularly taken, and birds up to guineafowl size."(WIKI)

Have a good week and thanks for viewing...

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A very powerful bird, the stance is very elegant. Very sharp, very good feather detail, nice dark blurred BG. The composition is very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Jose,
Excellent photographs against such nice BG. Very nice composition. Well details of the Eagle.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-24 10:32]

Hello Jose,
Another superb photo of a bird of prey. Brilliant sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Excellent composition too.

hallo Jose
this is very good
i like the BG and the great sharpness
beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-24 15:24]

Hi jOse,fantastic pose and spectacular capture of this eagle,the face expressions in a simble of its power,wonderful quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-24 18:46]

Hello Jose,
What an amazing shot of this gorgeous Eagle. The pose is eye appealing and the detail is exceptional. What a neat shot of this majestic bird which clearly shows off it's plumage in fine fashion. Love the clean BG and perfect exposure.
Well done!!

Hello Jose
What a fantastic pose of this eagle !!
sharpness, lighting, compo even the dark BG are very beautiful
have a good day

Ciao Jose, great capture of supern eagle, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

striking and amazing capture, TFS Ori

Great shot of this bonellis eagle in a wonderful light.

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