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Long-crested Eagle


Long-crested Eagle
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Fuji Velvia 50
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 6:20
Viewed: 6720
Points: 16
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Long-crested Eagle
(Lophaetus occipitalis)

Photo taken on the road to Murchison Falls Nat. Park (Uganda).
It was really interesting in its prey and don't look at us (me and my girlfriend), so we get really close.
Sorry for the bad light and probably wrong exposure.
If you can help me with a WorkShop, you're welcome.

This is a scansion from Velvia 50 film.

More info surced from the web:

It is a bird of prey. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae.

A medium sized bird (about 55cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, except in the arid zones. In southern Africa it is a fairly common resident in the eastern areas. It inhabits woodlands, exotic plantations, forest edges and mainly lives off rodents and shrews.
WIKIPEDIA

Thanks for looking,
Andrea

scottevers7, mario-roberto, liquidsunshine, jchemas, giacomosg, Silke, MattiasR has marked this note useful
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Andrea,

Great subject choice as I have struggled to find these in the wild! The Composition, clear BG and POV make it a good pic. TFS,
Sheriff

Hi Andrea,
Very nice shot on this Long-crested Eagle. He looks great sitting up there against the blue sky backround. I posted a portrait of one awhile back, but we only have them incaptivity here. Would love to see one like this in the wild. Looks great!
Scott

bellissimo scatto. credo che perņ la distanza, e soprattutto il colore, abbiano fatto perdere quei dettagli che avrebbero potuto farne una foto grandiosa.

meglio di niente

Hi Andrea,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

Hi Andrea
Excellent Composition, with great colors and details.
Superb POV, DOF, and BG.
TFS!!!!!
Regards
JC

andrea,ma dove le tiri fuori queste foto?
sono eccezionali.
farebbe voglia di andare in Africa.
complimenti
Giacomo

Hi Andrea
This is a great capture and I really like the POV, which tells us a little of the circumstances under which your were able to shoot it. I wanted to see the deatils in the feathers just a little more clearly, which is why I downloaded it to my PC and took a look at it in PhotoShop CS. I have posted the results, I hope you don't mind
Best regards and TFS
Silke

A very nice shot Andrea. I like that you have taken the shot in a low POV. The background is acting as a natural frame for the photo. TFS Mattias

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