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Snake Eagle

Snake 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: 2008-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-03 9:07
Viewed: 3384
Points: 16
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Short toed Eagle
Lat : Circaetus gallicus
Tur : Yılan Kartalı ( means : Snake Eagle )

**This is an Old World species spread throughout the Mediterranean basin and into Russia and the Middle East, and into parts of Asia (Pakistan, India and some Indonesian islands).

Those present on the northern edge of the Mediterranean and other parts of Europe migrate mainly to sub-Saharan Africa north of the equator, leaving in September/October and returning in April/May. In the Middle and Far East the populations are resident. In Europe it is most numerous in Spain where it is fairly common but elsewhere it is rare in many parts of its range. A bird on the Isles of Scilly, Britain, in October 1999 was the first confirmed record for that country.

The Short-toed Eagle is found in open cultivated plains, arid stony deciduous scrub areas and foothills and semi-desert areas. It requires trees for nesting.

Its prey is mostly reptiles, mainly snakes, but also some lizards. Occasionally small mammals to the size of a rabbit; rarely birds and large insects.

This eagle is generally very silent. On occasions it emits a variety of musical whistling notes. When breeding it lays only one egg, but can live up to 17 years.

The Short-toed Eagle has suffered a steep decline in numbers and range in Europe and is now rare and still decreasing in several countries due to changes in agriculture and land-use. It needs protection. In the middle and far eastern part of its range this species is not yet threatened.
**From Wikipedia

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Nefis bir yakınlaşma,
çok güzel olmuş Akif Hocam


hello Akif
I feel how you feel, when you can shoot him,excellent moment and scene,
exceptional capture and photo
TFS and thanks for sharing

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-03 9:19]

Hello Akif
Great shot of this raptor. Excellent details and natural colors.

Yılanı ayağında ..
Ohhh maşallah..

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-06-03 21:41]

merhaba akif
nefis bir kare sunmuşsun
kompozisyon, bakış açısı ve göz teması harika
eline sağlık

Harika bir kare..tebrikler..

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-04 10:32]

Hello Akif,
This photo taken from a low POV and with impressive eye-contact is for me superb. Very beautiful light and natural colours in a great composition. Good sharpness, details and DOF.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-06-04 12:46]
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Akif merhaba,
Senin doğanın göğsünden koparıp paylaştığın fotoğraflarının hepsi birbirinden güzel.Gerekenin altında ilgi görmesi üzüntü verici.
Eline emeğine sağlık.

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