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TRUE EAGLES - THE TAWNY EAGLE – *Aquila rapax* by Magaret Meintjes
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CAPTURED LOCATION: GROENLAND SAFARI’S/LODGE,
Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA

CAMERA: Nikon D50
Lenz: Sigma 70-300mm
1:4 – 5.6DG
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Digital Vari-Program: Sports
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/80 sec – F/5.3
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance Auto

TRUE EAGLES
Distinguished from all other raptors by their *fully feathered legs
Prey is killed either by impact or by crushing in powerful talons and flesh is torn by the well hooked bill.
Most eagles hunt while flying, wheeling effortlessly in rising warm air, and are seldom seen perched in fair weather.*

THE TAWNY EAGLE – Aquila rapax
Fairly common resident.
Adult either tawny with or without dark brown mottling on the wings and or red-brown with dark mottling. Immature may be gingery-brown or pale, then very similar to immature of the Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)
At all ages the gape does not extend beyond the centre of the eye.
In flight shows no barring on the tail, little white in the wings and none on the upper tail coverts.
Most frequent in wooded game areas where it perches conspicuously on the top of trees. 65 to 72 cm.

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birds, birds of prey, tawny eagle, nature, wildlife, africa, south africa

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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Comments

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous creature, beautifully presented

  • Thank you so much for your visit and very inspiring comment, really appreciate it. Take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image! Fav for me!

  • Thank you so much for your visit and great comment Kimberley and I am greatly honoured for the “Favourite” ! Take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!! :D

  • Thank you so much Cee, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergover 4 years ago

    Superb Image, Mags.

  • Thank you so much dear friend, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Maggie!

  • Thank you for visiting and your great and inspiring comment dear David, always appreciate your comments, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 4 years ago

    oh how gorgeous, mags…..wow…..just wow!!!

  • Thank you so much my dear and longtime friend, good to see you again, actually missed you! take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 4 years ago

    Love it…thank you so much for sharing.

  • Thank you so much for your time, visit and very kind comment, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    a fantastic shot mags, dawnx

  • Thank you sweet friend, been so bussy last few weeks, just don’t get around! Big hug and take care xxx

    – Magaret Meintjes

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