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Crowned Eagle

Crowned Eagle
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (somjit) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 46] (295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, ISO 200, U V Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-31 4:28
Viewed: 16091
Points: 9
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My 100th posting which I took of this eagle perched on a light pole in the Richards Bay harbour. Powerfully built bird with a long rounded crest, relatively long tail and thick legs.Mainly found in forests sometimes in open country. It is a noisy bird feeding on monkeys, game birds and small antelope caught in open glades.It has a large variety of musical whistles.

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To PeterZ: Crowned Eaglesomjit 1 11-01 03:56
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Hi Erwin,
Very nice capture and congratulations on your 100th posting on TN. Regards,

An attractive bird, but not a Crowned Eagle. This is the commoner and MUCH smaller Long-crested Hawk Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis, which is often seen perched on poles, etc. around villages.

Merlin is correct, and I confirm. Lophaetus occipitalis.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-31 12:04]
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Hello Erwin,
Congratulations on your 100th posting.
Fantastic photo of this Long-crested Hawk Eagle in very beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness. The focus on the head is perfect. Great DOF.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-04 8:49]

Hi Erwin
Very nice portrait of eagle.
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp image.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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