Photo safari – bateleur eagle

By Ed Yong | June 27, 2010 12:00 pm

Bateleur

This is a bateleur, an unmistakeable African eagle, with distinctive black, red and white colours and a very short tail. My wife took this photo on our South African safari. I’m amazed at how precise the composition is given that the bird was just circling overhead.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Animals, Birds, South African wildlife

Comments (2)

  1. Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird (…that barely looks aerodynamical! ;-)

  2. What jumps out at me, being a photographer as well as a cartoonist, is the chromatic aberration evident between the dark trailing feathers and the sky. I posted a short article on this particular distortion somewhat recently

    http://www.nicky510.com/blog/chromatic-aberwhat/

    Unfortunately, the only solution for a pic like that is money :-(

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