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American Blad Eagle

American Blad Eagle
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Copyright: sarah mansoor (nutcracker) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 51] (206)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bald eagles head [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-06 21:12
Viewed: 18061
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. The bald eagle's scientific name signifies a sea (halo) eagle (aeetos) with a white (leukos) head. At one time, the word "bald" meant "white," not hairless. Bald eagles are found over most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska. Combined with British Columbia's population of about 20,000, the northwest coast of North America is by far their greatest stronghold for bald eagles. They flourish here in part because of the salmon. Dead or dying fish are an important food source for all bald eagles.

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We've had some bald eagles returning to the Fox River here in Wisconsin, also, Sarah. If I ever get this close, I'll have to see about adding a contribution. In any event, this is a very nice image -- perhaps a bit overexposed at the top, but the first thing that stands out is how effectively you've captured the expression that marks the face of the eagle.

Very nice shot Sarah,
Very good exposure, nicely composed, good colours and well sharpnes. Nicely framed and good notes.
Very well captured, thanks for sharing,

Nicehot sarah!
Good POV and DOF.
The white head is burn on top.
TFS, Laurent

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-09-06 22:05]

Hi Sarah,

Well done on the cropping of the image. Very effective. Already mentioned, the burnt head.

Careful with super cropping in photoshop it tends to reduce the quality of the image as seen by the pixels in the background and the "pitting" in the plumage.


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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-09-07 0:07]

wauuuuu excelent portrait
this's very nice photo.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-09-07 4:22]

fantastic capture! he looks so angry!

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