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Ready for take- off by Mouselemur Ready for take- off by Mouselemur
Photo taken in October, 2009 @ Landgoed Hoenderdaell, The Netherlands

You don't have to be American to love the Bald Eagle. I have loved this particular species of bird of prey since the very first time I visted zoo De Beekse Bergen and saw a majestic female called Lady Maya flying in the show. I must have been about eight years old. Saw my first Barn Owl back then as well.
They're still my favorite birds till this day.
This Bald Eagle, called Juultje (could either be Juliet or Julius) is photographed in a stance where he/she is about to take off.

UPDATED VERSION
I enhanced the coloring a bit to make them pop out more than before, and changed the watermark to my new one. I hope you still like it :)

Species: Bald Eagle (Amerikaanse Zeearend)
Latin name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Originates from North America.
Current status: Least Concern
Did you know:
…The Bald Eagle is of course, not actually bald, but it’s name derives from an older meaning, namely “white headed”.
…Both sexes are similar in plumage –though immature birds are brown – but the females are larger than the males.
…In the late 20th century, the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extirpation (extinct in its chosen geographic area, but still existing elsewhere) but has recovered in a matter of 12 years, from Endangered, to Threatened, and since 2007 has been removed from the endangered and threatened list in most states.

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kaush Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture!
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Mouselemur Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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kaush Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a stunning photo. I love it.
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Mouselemur Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you :aww: :heart:
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:iconfrei76:
this is by far one of the most beautiful photos of an eagle I've ever seen! :love: just amazing! :clap:
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Mouselemur Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :hug: That's a huge compliment considering the amazing eagle photos out there :aww:
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:iconfrei76:
it's true, there are a lot of pictures of eagles here, and some of them are
very nice, but your photo is spectacular! :wow:
I love the point of view from which it was taken: the eagle seems so close
and impressive that almost scary!Aand then, the image is perfectly sharp!
I admire the photographers that are able to get photos of animals like this one
(birds in particular) because it's very difficult! great job! :pat:
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jlyvers Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You created a fresh powerful image. Thank you for posting
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Mouselemur Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww: It's an old one, and one of the most popular, but I felt it could use a touch-up. Turned out pretty well :D
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