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These cliff dwelling black eagles prey predominantly on Dassies [ I had some on in April] which share their mountainous home. This bird was found in a farmer's trap, nearly dead.
V2 - a fuller picture of this beauty- see his dainty feet Smile
Thanx to all for your votes & comments on the Bateleur Eagle and to Jukka for his mod Smile
Have a great day and week and stay motivated !!
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jun 2013 - 9:38 AM
Focal Length:110.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Verreaux's Eagle
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:15 Jul 2013 - 4:16 AM
Tags:African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Verreaux's Eagle, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 4:31 AM

Super images v1 is better.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:48 AM

A handsome fella, Herman, two good captures. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:52 AM

Great pair of images Herman, and yes look at those talons!!

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 6:14 AM

He looks like he's got a strong pair of legs! Another impressive capture Herman! Grin
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 6:15 AM

That's some ferocious weaponry with the talons and beak, Herman. Dainty GrinGrin

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15 Jul 2013 - 6:21 AM

V1 all the way..
Great image..


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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jul 2013 - 6:38 AM

A magnificient bird

Peter

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

Two great images, Herman - V1 gets top spot, today - he looks really mean!Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 6:44 AM

brilliant detail herman wonderful colour and textures v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
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LynneJoyce
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15 Jul 2013 - 6:45 AM

A splendid creature - how could anyone want to harm this?

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anglingandyq
15 Jul 2013 - 6:50 AM

Two wonderful images Herman . He is a beauty

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Caziwinkles
15 Jul 2013 - 6:59 AM

Great images - v2 for me showing his deadly talons and matching beak. Smile

Carol

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM

Two great detailed imagesSmile
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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 7:09 AM

Superb images Herman,

Ali SmileSmile

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pks
pks  10 England
15 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM

great shot wonderful detail like the eye detail in v1

peter

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
15 Jul 2013 - 7:26 AM

Wonderful shot Herman, wonderful lens too. Aren't eagles majestic? I see smaller ones quite often when we are in the north, we try to get to the main highway before the traffic and have to wind about on small roads in the mountains very early in the morning and that is where we see them if we are lucky.

Harriet

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 7:28 AM

V1. Great portrait.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 7:32 AM

What a handsome fella!!

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
15 Jul 2013 - 7:43 AM

Some closeup this one Herman excellent. Well done.
WesternRed.

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Badgerfred
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15 Jul 2013 - 7:57 AM

Fine captures Herman, V1 my favourite, great detail captured,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:08 AM

A handsome bird and two fine captures by you.
Joan.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

Great close up on V1 I like V2 even better!
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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:28 AM

Yet another brilliant set of images Herman; V1 pops my cork, he looks a very determined character, I wouldn't want to meet him when he was hungry.


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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:46 AM

Another super series Herman, that beak is awesome, would not like it biteing me, V1 for me, a great looking raptorSmile


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15 Jul 2013 - 8:50 AM

Cracking shots
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nonur
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15 Jul 2013 - 9:07 AM

Two powerful images, the eye has it in the portrait.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

Great images here Herman
Regards Brian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:11 AM

You have focus spot on where required in V 1, Herman: a fine portrait shot of this fine bird with an interesting history.
Ronnie.

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User_Removed
15 Jul 2013 - 9:29 AM

Two super images Herman.
Regards, Alf.

PS, how do you like the SX-50 now, and have you tryed some close up's yet.

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NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:55 AM

Two superbly photographed images Herman, each bursting with great detail and natural colour.

Regards Nathan Grin

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:56 AM

Two super images Herman, for me it has to be V1, superb detail and colour

Hugh

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:11 AM

VERY impressed with V1
has everything needed in a close crop Herman
wonderful capture
Lillian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 11:02 AM

2 cracking shots Herman, great detail.
Brian

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Rende
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15 Jul 2013 - 11:50 AM

Beautiful set Herman.
Rende

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 12:30 PM

What super captures of this beautiful killing machine Herman, the detail is superb. Please please just pull the sun halfway over to you so it cools down a bit, we're English and we are not used to this much heat and my garden is suffering to SadSadSadSadSadSadSadSadSad

Gary

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 1:15 PM

2 great images Herman
Glyn

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 2:11 PM

I like its beak here Herman.
It would make a fine tin opener !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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capto
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15 Jul 2013 - 3:08 PM

Excellent shots of a very powerful bird.Smile

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15 Jul 2013 - 3:21 PM

Hi Herman. 2 fabulous shots but V1 for me. Brilliant sharpness on the eyes and beak. Superb portrait GrinGrin

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BIGRY1
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15 Jul 2013 - 4:15 PM

Two great images. But for the feather detail and eye contact V1 is my winnerWinkGrin
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Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 4:16 PM

Two cracking shots Herman, never seen one before but hes well equipped with that beak and talons, it looks like it even takes the odd monkey too

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
15 Jul 2013 - 4:21 PM

Don't see many of these in my garden!!! It's a super shot - looks quite fearsome!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 4:25 PM

A bird with an attitude-- He is all business, good thing he does not eat cameras!

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 4:46 PM

What beautiful birds, very well taken Herman.

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richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 5:38 PM

Two cracking images Herman. Great detail in both!!

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rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 6:44 PM

Two wonderfully detailed shots of this lovely bird, Herman.

Ray

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janlea
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15 Jul 2013 - 8:03 PM

Two wonderful shots Herman, V1 is my favourite Smile
Jan

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15 Jul 2013 - 8:40 PM

2 gorgeous shots and what beautiful birds.

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Tobytoes
Tobytoes  1 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 9:26 PM

Soooooooo Close nice shot

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 9:44 PM

Two grate shots Herman, hard to choose, V 1 lovely close up and V2 show the power of the talons. super image.
Elena

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Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
15 Jul 2013 - 10:19 PM

Two lovely shots Herman. V1. For me. Cathy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:57 PM

Evening Herman....middle of the night but thought I would quickly pop into epz...great bird ....

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2013 - 11:02 AM

what a stunning portrait, nothing would go unnoticed under these eyes!

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
16 Jul 2013 - 12:20 PM

When your amazing trip is over, Herman, you could release the photoalbum - "The birds and the animals of the African continent through the eyes of Herman Grobler"!Smile
Regards Valery

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16 Jul 2013 - 5:18 PM

an excellent Eagle portrait Herman. A

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:02 AM

stunning

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18 Jul 2013 - 7:34 PM

Terrific shots Herman .
Rob

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