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Harpy Eagle

Harpy Eagle
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Copyright: Ricardo Kuehn (ryyck) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Camera: Canon A60
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A - Z Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-05 13:24
Viewed: 25592
Points: 70
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Name: Harpy Eagle

Scientific Name: Harpia harpyja

Range: Central America and Northern South America

Habitat: The natural habitat of the Harpy Eagle is that of forests, staying close to the tropical conditions around the Equator.

Status: Endangered

Diet: In the wild: Small tree-living mammals like opossums, sloths and monkeys. In the zoo: ground beef (slightly bloody), and small rodents or rabbits.

This shot was taken at a zoo.

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Spectacular picture Ricardo. Good details and clarity.

Hi Ricardo,
that's a wonderful majestic bird with excellent DOF and POV.
I also like the background with the blue.
Just the right moment for this perfect shot,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-09-05 14:16]

Spectacular shot Ricardo! Very nice colors and composition and well done on the details. Exposure is also very good. I haven't seen this species before. TFS!


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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-09-05 14:27]

Excellent shot of the Harpy Eagle!
The colors are excellent and the DOF is great as well..
The pos of the Harpy is excellent, and the Bokeh in this picture is great!

Very very WellDone!

Hi Ricardo,
Fantastic shot, sharp and colors are great.
Good action of the bird on the picture.

Hello Ricardo,
A truly amazing bird and shot.
Perfect DOF, blurred background and fantastic details.
TFS - Shir

I would ike to have the opportunity to see once such a bird in a tree.

So if anyone told me that I have the occasion to see one of them landing or taking off a "nude" tee or branch ...

Your picture seems perfect to me. Thank you for sharing.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-09-05 15:26]

Hello Ricardo!
Great capture.Colours,details,POV and timing are wonderful.
Thanks for posting...

Ricardo, in a Zoo, yes, but at the right time! and it makes a very good shot well composed!
TFS, Laurent

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-09-05 16:05]

A new excellent action shot Ricardo. Fantastic! Congratulations. Well done. Regards, Krzysztof.

Fantastic capture Ricardo, nice timing and good clarity of image with fine detail and accurate exposure. 8/10 Very nice work.

excellent capture Ricardo,
Very busy night again!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.
Have a good week. TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-05 20:04]

Une photo très imprésionnante, la netteté et les couleurs sont splendides.

Félicitations !

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  • zakiwi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
  • [2005-09-05 22:40]

Hey Ricardo,

Fabulous shot. What a perfect moment. I love the action, and also the wonderful background. It really enhances your photo in a magnificent way. Well done.

Excellent capture!
Great colour and details.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-06 3:14]

Wonderful shot, Ricardo. Love the pose and attitude of that eagle. Details are super sharp and are very well-exposed. The blurry BG does a good job of bringing out the bird. Excellent job, and TFS. : )

It's a beauty, Ricardo.
Great details, very well composed and beautiful colours.
Very well done.

Out of dimes, as usual. PL

Hi Ricardo

Excellent timing. This is a superb action shot. Very good details and exposure. Nice work. Thanks.

Lovely shot Ricardo!
The bird is very beautiful and you've captured it well. Photo has good details and lighting, and the pose of the bird is superb bonus.
However I have feeling that the BG looks unnatural. Did you do something with it?
Anyway, I like the photo very much.

Spectacular shot. great sharpness and very good composition.

espetaculoso o momento que vc fotografou, parabéns.

wauw what an impresive shot, well done!! great colors!!!

Impresionante, es la mejor foto que he visto de un aguila arpia


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-09 22:11]

Hi Ricardo,
Very nice capture, great colours & shar details Dof & pov are excellent. Very well done,


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-17 3:25]

Hello Ricardo, amazing capture with a good timing. Sharpness, colors and BG are perfect. TFS Didier.

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  • Eric Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
  • [2005-09-25 10:13]

I find this image perfekt. I have never see a so beuatyful photo of an Harpy eagle.

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  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2005-09-29 13:49]
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Great great picture Ricardo.. Loveley colours and great sharpness! To bad i cant see what kind of lens you have used..

Wonderfull photo:)

Very nice shot! Good colours and details!
Very nice the unfocused background!
Good work

Hej Ryszardzie!
Great DOF and POV.
Bright colours with good contrast.
Overall a great composition.
Thanks for sharing.
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje - Roma

Wow! What can one say about such a dramatic picture?! Great colors, pose, and excellent DOF etc. - very clear shot!

Foto spettacolare: complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Nice shot of a majestic animal. Excellent details and well focussed.

Hello Ricardo!
Mükemmel bir tür ve harika bir çalışma olmuş elinize sağlık.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-08-30 23:29]

This is a massive bird !!! A bit tight in the frame , would have loved a bit more space around it .

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