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Bald Eagle close-up

Bald Eagle close-up
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D 200, NIKKOR AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Digital ISO 200, SIGMA DG UV Filter 67mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 12:46
Viewed: 5442
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Haliaeetus
Species: H. leucocephalus
Binomial name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

In the late 20th century the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States, while flourishing in much of Alaska and Canada. Populations recovered and stabilised, so the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species and transferred to the list of threatened species on July 12, 1995, and it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.

Bald eagles are not actually bald, the name deriving from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".

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valkerij Rijssen.

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extreme close,Thijs
good result ...i like it sERGIO

Hi Thijs,
The eagle is an emblem of my country - Poland. You can check it for example in Wikipedia. Your picture shows us a very interesting view of eagle's eyes. Thanks for sharing such an interesting picture,
I'm sorry not giving You points for Your great photo, but I'm out of them today.
Best regards,

Hello Thijs,
A fantastic portrait of Bald Eagle. Splendid details, colours and very good focus. It is a great capture with such amazing sharpness
and clarity.

A splendid close up! You capture a rare moment of expression.
Samiran Nandy

Hi thijs,

The beak is so attractive in this potrait. Brilliantly captured & very well framed too. Thanks for sharing this beauty.


Hallo Thijs,
a superb portrait of the Bald Eagle, fine detail and intensive eye contact, splendid colours, excellent POV and DOF
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-19 2:10]

Hallo Thijs,
Mooi stukje portret van deze zeearend. Misschien was het niet mogelijk, maar wanneer de foto helemaal midden voor was genomen, zou het nog indrukwekkender geweest zijn. Goede diepte en scherpte in de foto.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-19 6:41]

Hi Thijs,
Great detail of a portrait.!
Lovely capture with a excellent focus, sharpness, colors, details.
Best wishes,

Hi Thijs.
Impressive photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

This is an instant fave! The sharpness and composition are simply excellent! Congrats on getting this shot. This is as good as or better than what gets published in NatGeo. What is the f-length used for this shot?

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2010-12-25 3:28]

Super scherp en zeer indrukwekkend. Zo kijkt hij erg boos.
Zou de vliegshow nu ook nog doorgaan met al die sneeuw?
Fijne dagen

Hi Thijs,
Awesome close-up. You have captured that majestic look and personality it's
eyes! As someone once said "the eyes are the window to the soul". Great details.
Have a great new year

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