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African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle
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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: 2011-12-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: D3S, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 2:40
Viewed: 3507
Points: 8
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African Fish Eagle 3 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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Hi Michel,

Great shot, I love the colour and detail and the way the branches frame your subject. It would have really been something if the eagle was looking at you.
Well done. And TFS



Hi Michel,
A fabulous image in every way. The bird stands out beautifully against the dark blue of the sky and the way it is framed by the branches is very special. The bird itself is magnificent in its colours and shape and clarity. Well done. What a pleasure to view.

This is AMAZING with the vibrant blue background..striking..majestic all in one! TFS!! I think the only thing i would present differently would be to get rid of the twig in front. Lets see if i can do that for you in a workshop! :0)

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-10-27 13:15]

Hola Michel, Foto espectacular de un ave imponente, me encanta la luz, color, enfoque y entorno...saludos.

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