|Copyright: Ferg Cowhig (fergs)
|Date Taken: 2007-07-07|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-08-27 11:25|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is a bateleur eagle which is at the Hawk conservancy trust near Andover. |
These wonderful eagles often hunt snakes in the wild and they puff out the feathers around their head so that in the event of a snake striking there is less likelihood of the bird becoming injured by a bite to a bodypart that carries blood.
I'm not too happy with the background really and at some stage I may try to fix it in photoshop.
Canon 350D and 70 - 200 F2.8L
Thanks for looking.
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Sharp, equisite detail shows off the colors of his beak and his clear eye. The feathers add texture, softness to this regal pose. This is a magnificent bird and I love the composition. Nicely done.
Beautiful portrait, very nice composition. Super detail showing off the facial features and feathering of this magnificent bird. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the BG other than a bit of noise, but that could be easily addressed with a light touch of the softening tool.