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Aquila rapax

Aquila rapax
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 0:52
Viewed: 3779
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo is taken in a zoo called Artis. Artis is a zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. The link gives you info about their collection, however I didn't found the ID of the bird I photographed.
Could it be a young Golden Eagle...??
Update thanks to Peter (PeterZ):
The Tawny Eagle, (Aquila rapax), is a large bird of prey. It is about 62-72 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165-185cm. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. It was once considered to be closely related to the migratory Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, and the two forms have previously been treated as conspecific.

Camera Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time 16/06/2007 14:30:26
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 6.3
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation +1/3
ISO Speed 400
Lens 98.0 - 280.0 mm
Focal Length 280.0 mm
Image Size 3456x2304
Image Quality RAW

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To PeterZ: Could be, Peter...vanderschelden 1 06-29 12:11
To bobcat08: Hallo Bobvanderschelden 1 06-29 03:46
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Hello Annick,
Beautiful portrait of this eagle.
Splendid colors and composition and very good pov and focus.
Well done!

Hi Annick

Great potrait! Superb sharpness and exposure and nice POV.


Dag Annick,

a fine portrait study.
I think you're right about breed, the young tend to be darker than the adults, in facy blacker.
The quality of this shot is truly pro work.


Hi Annick,
doesn't look like a Golden Eagle, but it could be.
Sharp and detailed.
Good colours and a brilliant DOF.
Well done,

p.s I did a workshop.

Hallo Annick,

Een schitterende foto. Perfecte achtergrond. Alleen heb ik het idee dat er een groene zweem aan de linkerzijde van de vogel te zien is. De workshop van Joey geet de vogel warmere kleuren. Dit gaat overigens niets ten nadele van jouw compositie hoor. Ik ben (een beetje) jaloers op je. Groeten en TFS Bob

Hello Annick !
This bird is so majestic ! I love his proud pose and his sharp look. Excellent details, wonderful composition and POV, beautiful blurred BG... As for the colors, they look great but on some parts there is a green in the bird's feathers, its a bit disturbing for me... But it remains a fantastic picture of a gorgeous bird. Very well done !

Hi Annick,
A very well captured specimen. Excellent focus and POV. Great details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

bonjour annick
voila un autre gros plan formidablement reussi,je crois bien que je vais aussi publier un gros plan mais de lievre,a suivre..
en attendant bravo.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-29 9:35]

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture.POV,pose of eagle,BG,clear details and expression on face are wonderful.

Hi Annick,
Your portraits are superb and striking. How did you do this? :)
Excellent sharpness, POV and DOF. Just FANTASTIC...

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-06-29 10:13]

Hi Annick
Great portrait:PERFECT
It is surely not a Golden Eagle, they never show this skiny facial mask (betwen the cere an the eye). Also it looks as if this raptor has a kind of crest. To me it looks like a juvenile Bateleur. This species is easy to identify if you look at the extremely short tail

Great focus in the eye. DOF and POV are perfect for a potrait of eagle. Sorry for not knowing the ID.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-29 11:10]
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Hello Annick,
Another beautiful portrait from you. Very sharp with beautiful colours and a good composition. I think, but I'm not sure, it's a intermediate adult male Tawny Eagle (steppearend) Aquila rapax.

Hi Annick,
Very good portrait of this Eagle. Good colouring and definition.
Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-29 20:09]

Hello Annick

A very good portrait of this tawny eagle.The details are sharp with excellent focus.The plumage shows very well.The DOF and POV are both well handled.The eye is beautiful and the green BG is very complimentary.TFS


Quel beau gros plan, quels détails extraordinaires.

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