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Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-26 21:20
Viewed: 1990
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela). The photo was taken very early in the morning with the sun still not up while on way to a new birding spot in the valley and this was a surprise catch on the mountain road. This was sighted on a road side tree and the photo was taken from the car window. The valley forms the background for this shot. We came very near to the bird suddenly but that menat that it flew off equally fast after noticing our presence.

The Crested Serpent Eagle is one of the common Eagles of the Indian Forests and can be easily reconised in flight by the white and black bars on the tail. They have a crest of black hair on their head which is not seen in this picture.

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Ciao Himanshu, great capture of superb eagle in nice standing pose, beautiful natural ambientatiom, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

A fantastic bird. Your pic is a bit dark but nevertheless we see this beautiful bird in a clear way.
best regards

Hello Himanshu,
A Good capture with eye contact, colours and detail. The BG colours is stunning. Being near to the bird I would have used a flash.
Best regards,

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