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Short-toed Snake Eagle

Short-toed Snake Eagle
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 11:06
Viewed: 2780
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) also known as Short-toed Eagle is a common bird of prey in north-eastern Spain.

Its prey is mostly reptiles, mainly snakes, but also some lizards. Sometimes they become entangled with larger snakes and battle on the ground.[2] Occasionally, they prey on small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, and rarely birds and large insects.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-12 11:14]

Hello Pierre,
This is an excellent capture of this majestic bird in flight. Beautiful light and fine sharp details. Very well done.Best regards Siggi

Hello Pierre,

Hope you are doing fine and nice to meet you friend.This is a marvellous in-flight photo of this graceful eagle. The wing span looks splendid and eyes lend a great dignity to this majestic flier of the air.The focus here is sharp and the angle is perfect. The plumage of the birds from below appears excellent for a field identification.Thanks a lot for sharing a fine photo, a classic shot of this majestic bird....take care....warmest regards/Abid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-12 12:48]

wonderful capture!

Ciao Pierre,
Splendida foto di questo biancone,che ci mostra tutta la sua apertura alare,eccellenti i colori ottima nitidezza molto bella complimenti.
Caio Marco.

Hello Pierre
Interesting subject and great photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-13 1:50]

Hello Pierre,
Very beautiful photo of this Snake Eagle in splendid light and colours. Great sharpness, details and a pleasing diagonal composition.

Hello Pierre,
fine in flight capture of this Snake Eagle with good sharpness and nicely opened wings. I also like the natural colours and the nice background.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-15 14:35]

Hello Pierre,
Couldn't have asked for a more appropriate composition. Your bird fills the entire frame and has that attractive diagonal appearance. Perfect exposure and beautiful coloration. Such a pretty bird and shown in fine detail. Well done!!

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-08-19 23:40]

Hi Pierre
An excellent image of the Snake Eagle in flight. It is always difficult to get detail the feathers agains the sky. You did very well. TFS Deon.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-23 3:04]

Hello Pierre
such a lovely shot of this long wings. Exciting diagonal composition with well details parts, especially the pattern of the feathers.
The blue sky makes it more pretty.
Well presented shot.


Hello Mr.Pierre,
Excellent picture of this Eagle.I like it spreading wings very much.Details,and mainly light on wings is excellent.Nice sharp focus.
Thanks for your great contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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