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Bateleur Eagle

Bateleur Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Graham Theobald (graz) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-25 7:47
Viewed: 4353
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the Paradise Wildlife park,this chap was screeching away and i just caught him in time. They are beautiful,and i love the eyes.

The Bateleur occurs throughout the savanna and open woodland regions of Africa south of the Sahara from sea level up to about 14,000 feet (4,250 metres) or beyond, which places them high on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. They breed at altitudes up to 7,000 feet (2130 metres).
In South Africa, the species once graced the skies of the Transkei, the Eastern Cape, the Karoo and the south Western Cape but sightings in these areas are no longer common.

thanks for looking and please feel free to comment.

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Bella foto molto nitida e bei colori. Complimenti ciao gigicacco

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-25 11:01]

Hi Graham,
Excelent sharpness in your close-up.
The 3/4 pose looks a bit strange with eagles, but it's ok. Lovely colours.
Well done and TFS

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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-08-25 11:26]

Hi Graham,

Lovely shot my friend. Good DoF, Great details, lovely colours and nice composition. I like the touch of movement in his lower beak.



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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-25 14:57]

Amazing details with great light and colour. Fabulous

I like the sense of drama that you captured with this composition. The colors and saturation are really nice.


Evelynn : )

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-25 20:54]

Hi Graham,
These Eagle's are funny when they are this young, very animated and vocal. A great portrait, excellent detail and colour. I agree with Mark, the movement in the lower beak is good, gives an idea of the screeching going on :-)

Hi Graham

Excellent close portrait. Good catchlight in the eye. Nice work. :-)

Good portrait! Congratulations

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