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Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 15:26
Viewed: 1671
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus; hali = sea, aeetus = eagle, leuco = white, cephalis = head) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). 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.

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult 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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-20 19:50]

Hello Vinay,
A wonderful crystal clear image of this beautiful Bald Eagle. It has posed perfectly for you with it's proud head lifted high and displaying an intense gaze on it's face.
Ron

Hi sinha
lovely frame.
well captured with excellent colours and sharpness. quiet impressive.

great.

karthik

Hi Vinay
Lovely portrait of this Bald Eagle with nice compo and bg, I do not like the frame though
Tfs
Tom

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-22 11:09]

I agree with the fellow "Pirate" is a great portrait of this beautiful bald eagle. However, in my case, I like the frame you have chosen Vinay also typography, the design reminds me of the old magazines of "National Geographic" ... Even the frame is a color that seems to mimic the color printed paper acquires over time. Anyway, I find it a very interesting composition. Greetings and congratulations, friend of India.

From Argentina, a big hug of Hernan Bortondello.

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