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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Photo of the Week - September 19-25

FOCUS

Like last week, the Photo of the Week comes from a visit I took to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, South Carolina. The title of his image is "Focus". The bird is a Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax). This eagle is native to Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert as well as to parts of southwestern Asia. Tawny eagles feed mostly on carrion as well small live prey including rabbits, and small lizards. It is also known to steal food from other raptors.
This individual was being handled by his trainer and was about to be fed. As such, his food was out of the scene to the right and he was VERY focused on getting that morsel. I particularly like the intensity of his eyes and the detail and texture of his feathers. He seems as though he will accomplish something significant with that look!


Cheers!



John

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2 comments:

Hope said...

His eyes are so clear.. amazing photo.

John S. Mead said...

Thanks Hope!