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African Fish Eagle XI

African Fish Eagle XI
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Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 4:34
Viewed: 3984
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Apart from its haunting call, the ad. African Fish Eagle is unmistakable with its white head and breast, chesnut belly and forewings, black wings blotches on head and tr-hroat, and diagnostic white tail with dark terminal band. Overall impression in flight is of a large, broad winged eagle with a short tail. Habitat : Aquatic, large rivers, lake and dams. Coastal in some regions where it frequents estuaries and lagoons. Found throughout except in the externe dry west. Call : A gull-like yelping given in flight or at rest.

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Hi Farid,
Another excellent shot of this fish eagle with same merits as before, but this time a bit too dark for my taste.
Have a look at the WS to see what you think.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Farid,
A beautiful photo. Love the soft lighting and the natural pose you've captured. Excellent work on the aperture and the colors. I don't find it too dark at all. It is just perfect.

Nice one Farid!
Nice action and great pose of this raptor. You can fix this shot in Photoshop and bring even more details on the dark area of the bird. I think in this situations flash can help a lot even if distance to the bird was long.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-03 5:57]

Hi Farid,
Beatiful photo, very nice subject. This is a great composition and I like the colours and bg very mucht.
tfs paula

Hi Farid,
Probably the depicted was not in a hurry as you have shown us so many similar pics?

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-12-03 15:17]

PiÍkny ptak i ∂wietne zdjÍcie, dobrze uchwycone.


another great shot,
what great birds,


Hi Farid

I see this beautiful bird is singing about his catch. Lovely composition against a nice BG. Thank you!

Welll I suppose it is a little dark but I thnk it just serves to add a little mystery to the shot. It is just beautiful in composition, exposure, and sharpness. The BG is lovely.

Evelynn : )

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-24 5:49]

Hi Farid,
Another excellent pose of this beautiful eagle. TFS

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