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Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 4:36
Viewed: 5221
Points: 28
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Booted Eagle
Lat : Hieraaetus pennatus
Tur : Küçük kartal

Breeding and Migratory species for Turkey .

*The Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) (formerly Hieraaetus pennatus) is a medium-sized bird of prey. It is about 47 centimeters (18 inches) in length and has a wingspan of 120 cm (almost 4 feet). Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae.
Pale phase Booted Eagle wintering in IndiaIt breeds in southern Europe, North Africa and across Asia. It is migratory, wintering in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This eagle lays 1-2 eggs in a tree or crag nest.
This is a species of wooded, often hilly countryside with some open areas. It hunts small mammals, reptiles and birds.
The Booted is a small eagle, comparable to the Common Buzzard in size though more eagle-like in shape. Males grow to about 700 grams (1.5 lbs) in weight, with females close to 1 kilogram (over 2 lb). There are two relatively distinct plumage forms. Pale birds are mainly light grey with a darker head and flight feathers. The other form has mid-brown plumage with dark grey flight feathers.
The call is a shrill kli-kli-kli.
Recent genetic research[citation needed] resulted in the reclassification of this species to the genus Aquila from Hieraaetus. As it is the type species of Hieraaetus, should any of the hawk-eagles be retained in a distinct genus a new name for that group would be necessary.
Along with the Little Eagle this bird is one of the closest living relatives of the extinct Haast's Eagle of New Zealand.
*From Wikipedia

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Hi Akif
difficult to make godd pictures from above, this one just great

Lovely flight shot Akif ,we have them in our area as well.
Great texture on the feathers and very sharp

beautiful picture
timing are perfect

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-16 9:03]

Hello Akif,
Am I jealous!!! What a fantastic photo of this bird of prey. Clear colours, sharp details, pose, composition, timing are all excellent. Great catchlight in the eye. The patterns in feathers are very beautiful. Superb!

Selam Akif
Poyraztepenin Küçük kartalını çok güzel yakalamışsın.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-04-16 9:27]

Akif merhaba,
Renkleri,netliği ve detayları ile yine son derece güzel ve etkileyici bir kare olmuş.Ellerine sağlık.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-16 11:55]

Hi Akif. You have taken this just at the right time to get one over head. A very good inflight shot of this Booted Eagle . Such a bold looking bird. And what a fantastic wingspan. great detail and colours in the featehrs. well done TFS.

Merhaba Akif, Küçük kartalı herkez alttan çekerken
sen üstten çekip, sırt detaylarını da göstermiş oldun.
Nefis bir çekim olmuş. Eline sağlık.

Akif Bey,
Ellerinize sağlık, enfes bir kare.
Kartalın en ihtişamlı uçuşlarından biri olsa gerek.
İyi geceler.

Hi Akif

Awesome shot of this beautiful Booted Eagle in full flight. Excellent detail in the plumage, superb colours, great eye catch, t.f.s this beauty.

Cheers Rick :)

eline sağlık Akif, güzel olmuş

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-04-17 4:39]

Merhaba Akif,
Tuy renkleri, detaylari ve isik cok guzel. Tebrikler

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-04-17 10:07]

Hi Akif
Another terrefic in flight image.Razor sharp with outstanding plumage detail.Great chat light in the eye also.
TFS Michel

Akif merhaba
göçten elin epeyce dolu geldin. Trakuşta ekteki workshopu da görmüştüm. her ikisi de çok güzel. onların içinden güzel seçim yapmışsın. açısı, netliği, göz teması ve kadrajı ile harika. eline sağlık dostum, selamlar.

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