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(Aquila adalberti)

(Aquila adalberti)
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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: 2015-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-18 13:43
Viewed: 2073
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
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Águia Imperial Ibérica,Águila Imperial Ibérica,Iberian Imperial Eagle

(Aquila adalberti)

Another capture from an hide this time the male of this species...a rare TN visitor...

It is the most endangered bird of prey in Europe and one of the most sensitive species to human disturbance. This bird is extremely rare in Portugal and as nesting has a very localized distribution. As a resident occurs throughout the year.
"75-84 cm, large, dark eagle.Generally dark brownish-black with prominent white "shoulders" on forewing and scapulars.Pale golden-cream nape and pale grey basal area on uppertail.Juvenile red-brown fading to pale buff with dark flight feathers and white fringes to coverts.In soaring and gliding flight wings held flat.Similar spp. Adult Golden Eagle A. chrysaetos lacks white "shoulders" and is less dark overall. Immature has large white wing flashes and white base to tail. Wings held in a flattened "V" shape. Voice Repeated barking owk." (http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3534).

Have a good day and thanks for viewing...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-18 14:56]

Hi Jose,spectacular composition and magnificent pose,with the typical face expression of the eagle,another top class pic,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Jose, great capture of superb creature in fantastic pose,fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Jose,
Very impressive, fabulous. One of the best photos of this species I've ever seen.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-19 4:43]

Ola Jose.
Colors,sharpnes and light are fantastic.
Very beautiful pose.
Obrigado por compartilhar.
With best wishes from Makedoniya,Mihaylo.

This is a very nice image with exceptional quality.
Thanks for sharing......

Hello Jose,

Excellent color and light. Very well captured this most endangered birds of prey. Perfect BG as well as natural habitat. Another splendid work...
Thanks for sharing,

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