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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.

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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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dDarknezZ's avatar
dDarknezZ|Hobbyist General Artist
woaho hoo!

I really like his look, it seems that it is looking towards the future, and its angle gives a more beautiful touch.

amazing photo :clap:
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, I like that interpretation :nod:
Thank you!
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you're welcome :D
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12CArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applaud fella (Reactions) 
 BRAVO
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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Seal of Approval by HoremWeb  
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
:boogie: Thank you very much :dance:
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Looking down on us all... I always heard the eagle is the King of the Birds. ("MIGH-TY EA-GLE!")

Magnificent photo!
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
This individual is such a stunner :heart:
The eagle - any kind of eagle - to me is the King of the Birds. They are so magnificent, really big and regal looking.

Thank you so much!
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Wow magnificent!
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! It's still one of my favorite shots ever :aww:
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JohnlockedDancer|Hobbyist General Artist
I can see why :)
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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Maria-Korneliou|Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent shot
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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jennystokes|Professional General Artist
:love:

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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
So happy to hear you like this oldie :heart: :huggle:
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Beautifuuuuul..........:kiss:'ss
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:huggle: :heart: So happy to hear you like this oldie!
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beautiful photo, great work!
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :hug:
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Youre very welcome :)
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Love this shot :heart:
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