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Copyright: Huseyin Gursu (Avare) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 80-400 OS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 17:48
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Points: 16
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Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)

Physical description :
Bald eagle is a large raptor.
Adults have a combination of white head and neck, and white tail, contrasting with blackish brown body. Bill is strong, large and hooked. Bill and cire are yellow. Eyes are yellow. Unfeathered legs and feet are yellow too. It has great, black talons. Bald eagle has broad wings and slightly wedge-shaped tail.
Sexes are similar, with female larger than male.
Immature shows dark brown and white plumage. White colour is scattered on body, with mottled brown in the same area. Bill and cire are blackish-grey. Eyes are dark brown. Feet and legs are yellow.
They develop adult plumage when they are sexually mature, at 4 to 5 years old.
Nestlings have grey-white down on body.

Flight : Bald eagle can fly at 10.000 feet or more. It often soars for hours in natural winds currants and thermal updrafts. It can fly Pygargue à tête blanche 20 to 40 mph in normal flight, and dive at speeds over 100mph.

Food habits : Bald eagle feeds mainly on fish, but it can eat small animals such as mammals, waterfowls and wading birds. Occasionally, it may feed on dead animals.
Young are fed by pieces of meat, given by parents.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-07 17:56]

Fantastique portrait de cette Pygargue.L'exposition et l'éclairage sont excellent. Les détails dans le plumage et l'oeil sont parfaits.Le Bg noir fait bien ressortir les couleurs et la netteté est très bonne.

Félicitations et merci!


Nicely captured Huseyin,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Good DOF and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-07 23:59]

Excellent portrait,nice compo&POV.

Hi Huseyin

Wow... I like this composition. Perfect exposure, good POV, sharpness and clarity are both spot on. Congrats!

Spot on capture, nice detail and sharpness too,

Can't get much sharper than that! Great shot. Thanks.

Beautiful portrait. Excellent colours and detail. The POV is perfect and the black background is PERFECT.


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-01-10 19:33]
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Muito boa foto!!! Excelente em: nitidez, contraste, POV, cores. Um ótimo trabalho de finalização!!
Very good photo!!! Excellent in: clearness, contrast, POV, colors. A great finalization work!!
Huseyin Gursu (Avare): coincidence... my city, where I live and I was born, has the name of AVARÉ (State of São Paulo - Brazil). In the language Tupi (original Indian from Brazil) Avaré means: " Among the Brazilian natives, missionary or Christian priest; abaruna."
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