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African fish eagle 2

African fish eagle 2
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Copyright: Michel Detay (M_Detay) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 160] (832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: D3S, Nikkor ED 600mm 1/4 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-09-14 6:38
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Points: 18
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African Fish Eagle 2 Chobe National Park - Botswana

Scientific name: Haliaeetus vocifer

The African Fish Eagle is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply.

The African Fish Eagle feeds mainly on fish, which, upon spotting a potential prey item from a perch in a tree, it will swoop down upon and snatch the prey from the water with its large clawed talons. The eagle will then fly back to its perch to eat its catch.

Conservation: This species is listed as Least Concern by IUCN. The estimated population size is about 300,000 individuals with a distribution area of 18,300,000 km2.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-09-14 7:21]

Hello Michel,
Stunning image of this wonderful species. Excellent work Michel, thank you.

Hi Michel,
Tecnically, this photo is not far from perfect, this eagle is really impressive by is beauty. Very well done.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-09-14 11:55]

Hi Michel
Great light and and skyy with perfect expo on white
A catchlight would make it perfekt (there is an almost invisible one here which can easily be highlightened with PS)
Great image anyway

Hi, Michel
Excellent exposure and sharpness here, and the angled lighting gives the image more depth and texture (but casts a shadow over the eye). The fish eagle looks quite majestic here - much moreso than when it's running around on the ground catching alate termites ;) I think I would prefer a different framing, though - I tried a quick workshop.
Best wishes, Nigel.

Amazing bird and impressive photo Michel! Very good composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-15 4:18]

Hi Michel,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful eagle.
Majestic pose,good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-16 2:30]

Hello Michel,
Excellent and impressive photo of this African Fish Eagle in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice to see him against the blue sky in the background.

Hello Michel,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. Superb composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Have a nice weekend!

A stunning shot! I love the rich colours and the crisp detail. You do this magnificent bird justice with this shot. Well done!

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