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Martial Eagle

Martial Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-09 6:14
Viewed: 1338
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture in Kruger National Park.

Africa's largest eagle "Martial Eagle" (Polemaetus bellicosus). It differs from the similar Black-Chested Snake Eagle in its larger size, the feathered legs and the spotted belly. The underwing us dark in flight. The juvenile is much paler, has white underparts and a characteristic half-collar.
As each pair needs a huge territory (at least 150 km2), this eagle is scantily distributed. Takes fairly large prey.

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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-01-09 9:31]

Hello Srikumar,
Your Tamron 150-600MM did a great job of capturing this beautiful eagle. Wonderful eye contact and sharply focused allowing us to view it in fine detail. Exposure looks perfect and colors are well saturated yet natural looking.

Hello Srikumar

Amazing shot of the Martial Eagle with its expressive glance,
fine low POV, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-01-11 13:19]

Hi Srikumar,fantastic capture of this martial eagle,the face expression is very very funny and reminds a bit a carnival mask,the best sharpness and bright colors as usual,useful post. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb eagle, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the Martial Eagle. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


Great shot of this fantastic eagle....!

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