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The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as 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.

The Bald Eagle is a large bird, with a body length of 70102 centimeters (2840 in), a wingspan of up to 2.44 m (96 in), and a mass of 2.57 kilograms (5.515 lb); females are about 25 percent larger than males. The adult Bald Eagle has a brown body with a white head and tail, and bright yellow irises, taloned feet, and a hooked beak; juveniles are completely brown except for the yellow feet. Males and females are identical in plumage coloration. Its diet consists mainly of fish, but it is an opportunistic feeder. It hunts fish by swooping down and snatching the fish out of the water with its talons. It is sexually mature at four years or five years of age. In the wild, Bald Eagles can live up to thirty years, and often survive longer in captivity. The Bald Eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird, up to 4 meters (13 ft) deep, 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide, and one tonne in weight. The species was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States (while flourishing in much of Alaska and Canada) late in the 20th century, but now has a stable population and has been officially removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species. The Bald Eagle was officially reclassified from "Endangered" to "Threatened" on July 12, 1995 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. On July 6, 1999, a proposal was initiated "To Remove the Bald Eagle in the Lower 48 States From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife." It was de-listed on June 28, 2007.

Thanks for my C&C's for LANNER/PEREGRINE, as ever, much appreciated. Have a good evening all, BR, Martin. Wink

Camera:Sony Alpha A200.
Lens:75-300.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:BALD EAGLE
Username:martinjp martinjp
Uploaded:11 Nov 2009 - 5:55 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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Imagephotographics

Superb detail captured here Martin - feel like I could almost touch it !

Chris

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 6:26 PM

What a beautiful and proud looking bird
You have done him well

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 6:39 PM

Wonderful image , such detail ,you feel it is about to pounce off the screen well captured thanks for sharing Colin

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Dave_Holdham
11 Nov 2009 - 6:39 PM

Stunning image, great detail and dof, well captured.

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 - 6:44 PM

superb capture

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
11 Nov 2009 - 6:56 PM

Excellent shot of this impressive looking bird.Super write up too.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 6:57 PM

Wonderful detail and pose. Outsanding portrait of this mighty bird.

Ann

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 7:56 PM

Lovely detail and colour Martin....what a magnificent looking bird....Jools

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 8:35 PM

Beautiful feather detail in this super portrait.
Joan.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 9:15 PM

Stunning shot Martin the detail is super and you've controlled the exposure very well - Ina

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gingerdelight
11 Nov 2009 - 9:53 PM

Excellent! A stunning close up, very detailed. Thanks for the info as well.
Carol

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2009 - 11:22 PM

An absolutely cracking capture Martin! So sharp, magnficent detail. Good info too.
Barbara

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 12:15 AM

Superb detailed close up Martin and a wonderful portrait. Gary

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 - 6:33 AM

Stunning, Martin, superb details, presentation and write up.
Roy

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terry_cavner
12 Nov 2009 - 7:10 AM

WOW....What a Beauty

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KevinWalsham
12 Nov 2009 - 7:55 AM

jep a big WOW from me too great detail and great pose well captured.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 8:00 AM

Great shot and write up

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 8:34 AM

Great close up with nice detail.

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somnathchatterjee

wonderful image.

can you help me my friend?

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morpheus1955
12 Nov 2009 - 8:52 AM

Cracking image Martin, superb detail and colours, great shot.

Hugh

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 9:12 AM

Wonderful capture!!

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GalleryGirl
12 Nov 2009 - 9:21 AM

Fabulous image. Great capture.

Marilyn x

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 10:49 AM

Why they are called baled, When they have so many on the head.?

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 10:53 AM


Quote: Why they are called baled, When they have so many on the head.?

Good question Prab, when I asked this some time ago I was told that when they are flying, high in the sky, they look bald against a blue sky... But in reallity, I'm not convinced...Martin.

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Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
12 Nov 2009 - 11:48 AM

Excellent shot with great detail Martin.

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jacktheknife
12 Nov 2009 - 2:12 PM

V sharp & expressive , nicely framed A+++++++++

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kishanm14
kishanm14  6 India
12 Nov 2009 - 3:04 PM

Great portrait of great bird With perfect ID Martin.

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 4:10 PM

VERY handsome portrait, Martin.

A.

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2009 - 6:53 PM

A superb close up Martin.
Really Great.
Peter

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 7:43 PM

good head shot.lesley

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2009 - 8:47 PM

Beautiful detail in this tunning image Martin!
Jann
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sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2009 - 9:47 AM

absolutely stunning

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RuthyJ  8 England
13 Nov 2009 - 4:12 PM

Stunning shot.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
13 Nov 2009 - 6:41 PM

Cracking shot, doesn't he look grumpy

Nicky

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2009 - 6:43 PM


Quote: Cracking shot, doesn't he look grumpy

Nicky

He was a proper Victor, lol, he did the display and just sat in a tree until he saw the trainer place his food on the perch, then came back...Grumpy, but clever!!!

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