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Polemaetus bellicosus

Polemaetus bellicosus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 0:55
Viewed: 4888
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Immature Martial Eagle in wood savannah.
It is a very large eagle, with a length of 76-90 cm (30-36 in), an average weight of 5.2 kg (11.6 lbs) and a wingspan of 190-260 cm (6.25-8.5 ft). The adult's plumage has dark brown upperparts, head and upper chest. The body underparts are white streaked with black. The underwing coverts are brown, with pale flight feathers, also streaked with black. The female is usually larger and more streaked than the male. The immature is paler above and has white underparts. It reaches adult plumage in its seventh year.

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Wonderful shot Ferran, I like the natural setting here.
Good work!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-04 12:08]

Hi Ferran,

I don't think I have seen a young Eagle before. A nice capture of this one with the snowy white plummage and neck. He seems to be standing at attention and has a look of concentration on his face. I'm wondering what is on the ground at his feet. A nice natural setting and composition.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-04 23:46]

Hi Ferran

Nice shot in natural habitat. Looks like it has a kill with it?


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-05 23:41]

Hello Ferran,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Martial Eagle with its prey on the ground. I like the natural environment and the sharp focus on the bird showing its marking and colours very well.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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