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Bald eagle

Bald eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Huseyin Gursu (Avare) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 80-400 OS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 6:02
Viewed: 4412
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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 tte 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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Hi Huseyin,



Stunning capture with perfect exposure on the whites revealing nice details in the pens. Very well done.

Good level of detail and nice job on not blowing out the whites. Nice portrait!

Hello Huseyin
I really like your photo. The black background give so much definition to the eagles head and your image is very sharp.
Great job, regards

Hi Huseyin,

Well done on the portrait and composition.
A slight Cyan/blue tinge to the head which could be either your kelvin or w.b. setting. Selective colors in CS2 can help.


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-30 9:46]

Hi Huseyin,
Fantastic shot, excellent detail, exposure well managed (I know how difficult these birds can be). Great work.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-30 10:19]

Hi Huseyin,

Very nice shot.
Excellent sharp and detalis.

TFS :-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-30 13:17]

beautiful portrait, hseyin! :-)
superb composition and pov,
very nice details and perfect exposure
on this marvellous bird of prey.
very well done & take care, thor.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-30 14:12]

Hello Huseyin , A Great portret from the eagle , beauty colours sharpnes details and the bg, and framing ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Hi Huseyin

A beautiful portrait! All the technical bits are perfect! Thanks.


Very nice pic. It's sharp to see the details.
Great Job. TFS!

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