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Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f4.0 USM IS, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-24 2:59
Viewed: 3469
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bald Eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America and appears on its Seal. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Its diet consists mainly of fish, but it is an opportunistic feeder. It hunts fish by swooping down and snatching them out of the water with its talons. It is sexually mature at four years or five years of age. The Bald Eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird, up to 4 meters (13 ft) deep, 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide, and one metric ton (1.1 tons) in weight.

The adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown. Bald Eagles are not actually bald, the name derives from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".

In the late 20th century the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States, while flourishing in much of Alaska and Canada. Populations recovered and stabilized, so the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species and transferred to the list of threatened species on July 12, 1995, and it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.

Info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-24 3:01]

Hi Pam,spectacular portrait of this balck and white eagle,i like your point of view,very professional light management and plumage details!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Nice hairstyle ;) ;)... good snap :)))

Hi Pam,very nice photo of the majestic eagle you have up-loaded.The colour is spot-on and the details are fine,a real keeper to be sure.Your photo is a revelation as I didn't know Bald Eagles were found outside of North America but that's the beauty of Trek Nature.Thank you for sharing this well executed and like my own photo dull light image,it came out very well.

Bob

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