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Eagle
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Copyright: Mike Wong (TheUnknown) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 19 N: 118] (627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 12:09
Viewed: 3540
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-tailed sea eagle Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed sea eagles are the fourth largest eagles in the world.

Statistics
Sea eagles have a body length of 69-91cm and a wingspan of 200-245cm. The males weigh 4.1kg and females weigh 5.5kg.

Physical Description
Sea eagles are very large, broad-winged eagles with a wedge-shaped tail. Their plumage is mainly brown, but the adult has a pale head and a white tail. The head and the beak is larger than the golden eagles. The eyes, beak and talons are bright yellow.

Distribution
Sea eagles are found across Europe and also inhabit parts of Asia.

Habitat
Their preferred habitat is rocky coasts, but they may also inhabit areas such as remote lakes and marshes, further inland.

Behaviour
Sea eagles are scavengers and feed on carrion, although they will also hunt seabirds, fish that swim near the surface of the water, and medium-sized mammals.

They construct large nests of branches and twigs in trees or on cliffs. The female lays an average of two eggs, which she incubates for about six weeks. The young fledge the nest after 10 weeks.

Voice
White-tailed sea eagles emit various high pitched calls, as well as a low barking note.

source: www.bbc.co.uk
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Great! So much intensity from the eyes, expressive and frighten at the same time. The composition is excellent and the sharpness, outstanding! Very well done, congrats!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-01 22:38]

Fantastic shot ,what a look it gives,shallow DOF works well here! Liked the POV&Compo!!!

Hi Mike

Great close up. Noce light with clear details. Thank you!

WOW!!! Great capture and the detail is perfect. Very intense. Thanks for sharing.
Christan

hi mike
le regard aggressif de cet aigle ne m'inspire pas confiance,mais par contre il est parfaitement net et detaillé.
bravo.
laurent

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-22 11:08]

What a beautiful perspective. I love your work with DOF on this photo and the color saturation is perfect. Sharpness on the Eagles face is just awesome. The background is stunning as well.

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