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Aquila fasciata (200th photo)

Aquila fasciata (200th photo)
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-10 4:04
Viewed: 5947
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Points: 92
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aquila fasciata (Vieillot 1822). Adult
Synonyme : Hieraaetus fasciatus
Bonelli's Eagle

This is my 200th photo in TN. .

Aquila fasciata is a small to medium - sized eagle (family Accipitridae) at 55–65 cm in length. The upperparts are dark brown, and the underside is white with dark streaks. The wings are relatively short and rounded. The feet and eyes are yellow. Immature birds have deep buff underparts and underwing coverts.
Recent DNA research resulted in this species being moved to the genus Aquila from Hieraaetus
Aquila fasciata is a species of southern Europe, Africa and across southern Asia to Indonesia. It is usually a resident breeder which lays 1-3 eggs in a tree or crag nest. It is a species of wooded, often hilly, country with some open areas. It takes a wide range of live prey. Most prey is taken on the ground.

In Cyprus Aquila fasciata it a rare resident breeder.

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Ciao Christodoulos. TFS the 200th pearl MF. Another impressive perfect one. Best compliments.


Hello Christodoulos,
first of all congratulations to your jubilee and thanks for sharing 200 beautiful pictures. You have chosen another masterpiece to celebrate this event with perfect sharpness, good light and beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

Great shot of this hawk. Nice job. Have a great day, Bill

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-10 5:47]

Hello Christodolous,
What a fascinating photo to celebrate your 200th posting, congratulations. This is a perfect example of all your work here on TN. Very high quality.
Thanks for 200 masterpieces. And I hope to see a lot more.

Hello Chris!
Nice shot to celebrate your 200th upload.Great details and fabulous sharpness.I love the blue sky! Well done! TFS
Regards from,

Hi Christodoulos

Well you have selected a very apt 200th post since like this Bonellis most of your pictures are right there at the top. Another nice sharp catch here in a perfect compose. Thanks

Congrat Christodoulos with your 200th post on TN
and with a special bird who are very beautiful
great details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks and i hope many MANY picture see from your Nature
greeting lou

πλησίασες πολύ κοντά, υπέροχης ποιότητας φωτό, ιδανική για αυτή τη στιγμή, νά σαι καλά να φωτογραφίζεις πάντα!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-10 7:31]

Hi Christodoulos,
Congratulations for Your 200 th photo on TN, very important contribution, thank You!

Hi Christodoulos,
High quality light and beuatiful natural colours. Perfect details and sharp. Excellent POF.
Congratulations for your 200th photo on TN.TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-10 8:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very fine capture of Bonelli's Eagle, of a standard that suits the celebration of your 200th posting - congratualtions.
This image taken from your archives, is of the standard the represents the quality of your images in every way and this is appreciated by many TN-ers.
Thanks and I hope you continue to be active on TN for a long time to come!
Best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-10 8:19]

Hi Christodoulos,
Congratulations for your 200th posting on TN!
A very nice close-up of this Eagle. Excellent detail and focus.
Perfect composition and very nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello ,
Congratulations ..

Perfect species , perfect photo .

Ciao Cristhodolous
This young "Aquila del Bonelli" is beautiful. This large bird is very rare in Italia, with very few couples only survives in a limited area of Sicily, while Sardinia is extinguished. Truly a great catch: Bravissimo

Hi Christodoulos,
congratulations for your 200th post. 200th excellent post!!
Thanks for being here. Thanks for sharing all your best works.
This photo is beautiful. Great sharpness and composition. Perfect object.
I'm looking forward for your next photos.
Best regards,

very beautiful picture of this eagle
thanks for sharing
regards nihal

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-10 9:18]

Hi Chris!
Congratulations my friend on your 200th post and on your great skill.
It is a joy for the eyes to see your works: all fantastic!
Also this picture is very nice, accurate and perfect to celebrate the "anniversary". Excellent details of the plumage. I especially like the composition, with the branch forming a diagonal.
Congratulations and my best wishes.
ciao! Vanda

Congratulations Chris on your 200th post and what a beauty to celebrate, superb quality with fabulous detail, great shot and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-10 10:23]

Hello Christodoulos.
Congratulations for the jubillee.An impressive portrait of a bird with character! The qualities of the photo are excellent. The explanation data is very informative.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Christodoulos
Excellent photograph, super colours and sharpness. I like the setting, the composition and the point of view. The image as a whole is very eye-catching. Thanks for sharing this image as part of your 200th posting celebration. Thanks also for your pleasant participation since the day you started. You are a great example for other members. Best regards.

Ciao Christodoulos, congratulations for your splendid 200th post on TN and thanks for all your beautiful photo, great capture of superb eagle, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2011-11-10 12:38]

Hi Christodoulos
200 great photos

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-10 14:20]

Magnífica foto de qualidade e nitidez muito boa, realmente de tirar o chapéu parabéns por esta foto.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-10 15:40]

Nothing better to celebrate your 200th post,the Queen of birds in a fantastic pic,great pose,top sharpness and colors and only this beautiful sky in background.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Congratulation for your 200th post. This is a beautiful picture showing the fine detail of this magnificent eagle. Nice setting and beautifully presented. TFS,

A superb 200th post. Perfect in every way and showing one of our rarest and most beautiful birds. regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,

A perfect reproduction of this impressive bird of prey..!
A fine pose and the details in the plumage are simply impressive...

And of course - congrats with milestone of 200 published images!

Pablo -

Hi Christodoulos,
Another brilliant capture of this eagle,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and lighting are excellent. Good POV and framing.

Hello Christodoulos,
Congratulations of your 22th upload here, and what a beautiful image to celebrate with. Fantastic composition and detail of this impressive bird. What a pleasure to view. Well done and best wishes for many more.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Félicitations pour la performance..., et pour cette très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une fière attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodolous,
This is the perfect capture for your 200th upload. Congratulations my friend!! Superb light management, excellent sharpness with clear defined details and wonderful colours against a perfect blue BG. Well done.

Hello Christodoulos,
Congratulations for the 200th posting! Beautiful photo taken with great sharpness, details, colours and an excellent composition. Very nice blue sky in the BG.

Simplemente impresionante , con una luz y colores desbordantes.
Saludos Chris: J. Ignasi.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-11 13:52]

This image is fantastic, Christodoulos !!
Outstanding sharpness and fine detail. Wonderful colours and light; perfect contrast with background. A real beauty!
Congratulations for your 200th post!

Hi Chris,
Excellent photo! Congratulations for yor 200th post!
TFS, Ferran

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-12 2:15]

Hello Christodoulos,
A royal subject for your 200th picture! Congratulations to have reached already this amount. Thanks too for all these perfect and interesting pictures. Perfect composition, sharpness and interesting subject, as usual.
Have a nice weekend

Hi Chris,
First of all congrats for reaching the milestone of 200, and of course congrats for the fabulous capture! Excellent clarity, perfect sharpness, composition, colors make the photo a huge masterpiece. Bravo, and of course tfs.
In my home country, Hungary, this species is very rare vagrant through the migration season.
Best regards, László

Hello Christodoulos,
Congratulation for your 200th post!
Another masterpiece from close range.....with excellent sharpness.
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
I can see the texture of the wings......Absolutely amazing....
The composition, the light and exposure are perfect.

Hi Christodoulos,

What a beautiful photo of Acquila fasciata! Detail, sharpness, contrast,...everything is excellent! Congrats for the 200th photo on Trek!


Hello Christodoulos,
congratulations for your 200th post on TN!
A very nice captured of this eagle, excellent eye-contact, beautiful details, great sharpness, lovely colours and very good composition, a beautiful picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
This is amazing picture with good knowledge.
Well done.
Have a good week.

Hi Christadoulos,

Congratulation for your 200th post on TN, the branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors pf the Bonelli's Eagle. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Marius.
Lovely image in majestic pose. Love the plumage details against the spotless blue sky.
I like the close framing and well defined plume in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Christodoulos

I have missed your 200th photo on TN,
here is one later congratulations !

Great close-up shot of Bonelli's Eagle,
very fine POV and the way is framed,
wonderful light coming to the eagle,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-11 1:36]

Hello Christodoulos
very exciting pose of this raptor. Such a wonderful color and details. The powerful stance is well depicted here.
Exciting view indeed.


Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture which you posted on your 200th post.That time I didn't know about TN.So late congratulation for your journey to 200th post.
Excellent one.I always like your picture due to its quality.Nice colour,sharpness,details and light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Also thanks for your comment on my simple picture.It will help me to capture better one in future.

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