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Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Eagle photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 0:25
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Juvenile Bald Eagle,Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Juveniles look quite different from adults, and are sometimes mistaken for Golden Eagles at first glance. However, Golden Eagles are slightly larger than Bald Eagles and have brownish feathering all over their bodies. Juvenile Bald Eagles are more similar to the Golden Eagles as they have both brown and white feathers covering their bodies and have a black bill. Bald Eagles reach maturity at four or five years of age, at which time the plumage changes to a blackish-brown back and breast, white head, neck and tail, yellow legs, and a yellow bill.

Thanks for the many comments on the previous image.

inked, Miss_Piggy, eng55, rcrick, SelenE, CeltickRanger, maurydv, Luis52, gannu, Alex99, aido has marked this note useful
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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-08 0:42]

hi Doug,
awesome shot of this juve Bald Eagle. Such a magnificent bird that you've captured nicely. great pov, nice lighting, superb focus and detail. maybe a bit more saturation might improve it? looks to me like it might have lost a bit of it's color, judging from the tree and sky.. nicely composed. great work! fantastic sight. tfs

Hallo Doug
Wow this is really fabulous! This is a super sharp portrait of this juvenile bald eagle with lots of detail to appreciate. You have managed to capture this bird very closely and it turned out to be a splendid close-up. The light reflecting in the big eye is great, and the view of the tongue is really something special. The details of the well shaped and colourful plumage is displayed well and I cannot end my comment without adding it to my favourites. This is a lovely presentation.
Kind regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-08 1:44]

Hi Doug,
Magnificent capture.POV,details and pose of bald eagle are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Doug,

What a awesome shot of such a stunning bird, was this shot in the wild? Or is it a captive bird? Excellent detail in the plumage, the eye is just amazing, well framed and composed, just beautiful mate,.

Cheers Rick :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-05-08 7:03]

Hello Doug! Another great shot from you, a great bird, very sharp and clear in a very interresting pose! Thanks!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-08 8:15]

Hi Doug,
It's a very close and an interesting pose of this young one.Very good POV and details. TFS
All the best,

hello Doug

superb close shot of this Juvenile Bald Eagle with a very fine POV
and i love the appropriate vertical framing, excellent sharpness
and details, you shooted the image at the great head's pose moment, TFS


Bellissimo primo piano di questa giovane aquila, ottimi POV e composizione che esalta la posizione "dominante", molto buona la nitidezza e bellissimi i particolari del becco e dell'occhio, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-08 13:37]

Hola Doug.
Just beautiful photo. High quality lavel, very sharp and well focus. I guess You were to close to have this picture taken.
TFS My friend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-08 14:03]

Hello Doug,
Very beautiful photo with a fantastic pose. Excellent sharpness, details, colours, POV and BG.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-09 1:55]

Hello Doug, This is fantastic. I can see the tongue inside the beak. So clear and so sharp. Excellent composed and great shot. Ganesh

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-09 9:37]

Hi Doug.
Fantastic, great of quality picture. Very expressive scene. I also like superb details and sharpness of the image, precise exposure and fine colours. My best wishes and TFS.

Hi Doug
An awesome picture of this guy in the wild. Lovely colour and great detail with nice catchlight in the eye...and you managed to get his tongue as well. great work and a photo to be proud of.
Cheers from Australia

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-05-21 2:26]

Hi Doug,
This is excellent, nicely framed and composed. Great detail and exposure. Judging from the lens you used you got very close, nice work. Per a previous critique, I think the colors are fine, they look just right to me.

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