African fish eagle
|Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2008-04-27|
|Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 IS|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-07-17 12:09|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|
The African Fish Eagle is a large bird, and the female is larger than the males. Males usually have a wingspan of about 2 m (6 feet), while females have wingspans of more than 2.4 m (8 feet). They are very distinctive in appearance with a mostly brown body and large, powerful, black wings. The head, breast, and tail of African Fish Eagles are snow white and the hook-shaped beak is mostly yellow with a black tip.
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- [2008-07-18 1:02]
Very nice portrait of this beautiful raptor. Claws look impressive. TFS
All the best,
You have captured this bird very well with a nice proud stance Exposure well done on the light and dark areas.
The Fish Eagle's cry is one of the sounds of Africa that, when heard, welcomes an African home. When giving the cry the head is thrown against the neck and back and the sound carries very far especially over water.