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Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Photo Information
Copyright: Huseyin Gursu (Avare) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 80-400 OS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bald eagles head [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-25 16:49
Viewed: 3931
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
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Bald Eagle

Physical description :
Bald eagle is a large raptor.
Adults have a combination of white head and neck, and white tail, contrasting with blackish brown body. Bill is strong, large and hooked. Bill and cire are yellow. Eyes are yellow. Unfeathered legs and feet are yellow too. It has great, black talons. Bald eagle has broad wings and slightly wedge-shaped tail.
Sexes are similar, with female larger than male.
Immature shows dark brown and white plumage. White colour is scattered on body, with mottled brown in the same area. Bill and cire are blackish-grey. Eyes are dark brown. Feet and legs are yellow.
They develop adult plumage when they are sexually mature, at 4 to 5 years old.
Nestlings have grey-white down on body.

Flight : Bald eagle can fly at 10.000 feet or more. It often soars for hours in natural winds currants and thermal updrafts. It can fly Pygargue à tête blanche 20 to 40 mph in normal flight, and dive at speeds over 100mph.

Food habits : Bald eagle feeds mainly on fish, but it can eat small animals such as mammals, waterfowls and wading birds. Occasionally, it may feed on dead animals.
Young are fed by pieces of meat, given by parents.


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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2005-12-26 2:06]

very good shot. Also your note is very useful. Thanks for share,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-26 3:10]

Wow,very nice portrait of this beautiful Eagle.Exposure,POV&DOF is spot on.

Hi Huseyin

Very nice work. Good POV and colours. Clarity and sharpness are both spot on. Best wishes for the festive season.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-26 3:48]

Hello Huseyin!
Excellent portrait.Details,contrast between eagle and BG,praud expression on face and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-26 5:05]

Hi Huseyin, you captured the soul of this annimal very nicely. Nice portrait! Greetings Reina

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-26 7:17]

Félicitations pour ce portrait de cette Pigargue à tête blanche. Le regard de l'oiseau est perçant et les détails dans le plumage sont excellents.

Merci et bonne journée!


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-26 10:14]

Classic Eagle!
Very nice!
Thanks for sharing,

Excellent portrait on this eagle. I like the tight frame filling composition here. Exposure is right on the money. The colors and fine detail look great. Nice work!

I think this is an excellent closeup of this majestic eagle. very nice details. :)

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  • OWO Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 18] (120)
  • [2005-12-30 13:25]

Very beautiful crop of the original.
Regards and best wishes,

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