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Haliaeetus vocifer

Haliaeetus vocifer
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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
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-06 2:27
Viewed: 4451
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Fish Eagle is a large bird, and the female, at 3.2-3.6 kg (7-8 lbs) is larger than the male, at 2-2.5 kg (4.4-5.5 lbs). Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m (6 feet), while females have wingspans of 2.4 m (8 feet). The length is 63-75 cm (25-30 in). They are very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body and large, powerful, black wings. The head, breast, and tail of African Fish Eagles are snow white and the hook-shaped beak is mostly yellow with a black tip.

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-06 2:40]

Hola Ferran,
A superb close portrait of the African Fish Eagle. The POV, pose and technical qualities are great. The composition is also fine but maybe it would have been a little more balanced with more space and more of the leaves visible in front of the eagle if you decided not to remove them altogether.
But it is an excellent capture and thanks for sharing it.
Saludos Ferran

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-06 3:52]

Hi Ferran,

A very beautiful portrait shot under a magical light. Great shot indeed.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-06 3:54]

Hello Ferran,
What a brilliant close-up of this elegant Eagle! The light is beautiful bringing out its beautiful colours and details very shaarp.
Framing is a little tight but nevertheless a great capture!
Many thanks and have a nice weekend, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-06 5:09]

Hello Ferran,
Beautiful photo of this majestic bird. Great natural colours. The composition is a bit tiny. Very good pose and sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-06 8:41]

Hi Ferran,

What I would do to get a shot of an Eagle like this! I think this is the first time I have seen an African Fish Eagle and it is a beauty. Lucky you to capture it posing like this for you. The face, eye, beak, wings and plummage are excellent. The size of the claws are amazing. I would have left more room in front of the bird but this is a nice composition.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-06 9:31]

Hi Ferran
very nice composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Hi Ferran

Good shot of this impressive raptor. I think it would have looked even better with some more room on the right of the image.
Great sharpness and POV.


Hi Ferran,
Excellent capture of this magnificant African Fish Eagle. Good pose and composition, sharp details, good catch-light on eye, nice colours and lighting.

Hi Ferran,

Excellent capture.
Nice colours with good detail.
Focus and sharpness are splendid.

nice portrait, TFS Ori

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