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Bald Eagle


Bald Eagle
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm finepix 4700
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-04 5:45
Viewed: 4789
Points: 8
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Common Name: bald eagle

Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus species: Haliaeetus (sea eagle) leucocephalus (white head)
Size: 1 m (3 ft.) in height; 2.3 m (7 ft.) wing span
Weight: males 3.5 to 4 kg (8-9 lb.), females 4.5 to 6 kg (10-14 lb.)
Description: Adults at 4 to 5 yrs. are identified by their white head and tail, solid brown body, and large, curved, yellow bill. Juveniles have blotchy patches of white on their underside and tail.
Life span: up to 30 years in the wild, longer in captivity
Sexual maturity: 4 to 5 years of age
Incubation: 31 to 45 days
Habitat: live and nest near coastlines, rivers, lakes, wet prairies, and coastal pine lands in North America from Alaska and Canada south into Florida and Baja, California.
Diet: prefer fish swimming close to the water's surface, small mammals, waterfowl, wading birds, dead animal matter (carrion).
Status: listed by USFWS as threatened in all but three of the lower 48 states and protected by CITES; populations are healthy in Alaska

Taken: Paradise park, Cornwall, ENGLAND

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
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Wow what a wonderful close up of this Eagle! Magnificent profile with amazing detail in the eyes. Very sharp, good DOF a geat POV. All in in a fab photo.
tfs
debz

Very nice portrait of my national bird ! Good detail and nice colors. Again a bit of noise, but not too bad, here. Might benefit from a little adjustment to brightness/contrast to lift the details a little. Good job, though. TFS

Hi Joe!
Very nice photo!
Very nice eagle!
Zorica

Hi,

very nice shoot !

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