Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Eagle Eyed

The Short- toed Snake Eagle
Circaetus gallicus

The Short-toed Snake Eagle is a medium bird of prey. It can be found in open cultivated plains and deciduous scrub areas. As it's name implies, it's diet consists mainly of snakes and other reptiles, mostly lizards.


de mooie natuur - insectenwereld said...

Beautiful bird! And a nice shot of The Short-toed Snake Eagle!


Stuart Price said...

Eh? Was that in your garden?!?!?

Breathtaking said...

de mooie natuur - insectenwereld

I think it's a very beautiful bird, and was delighted to get this shot. I'm so glad you like it
Thank you!

Bob Bushell said...

Well photographed, the Short- toed Snake Eagle is a precious bird, love it.

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price

Spotted and photographed in nearby woodland.I photograph not only in the garden but on our property which has several hectormetres, situated high up on a mountainside where I regularly see eagles and kites, and sometimes get lucky.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell

Thank you Bob:)It's rare, and very precious. So pleased you like it.

Stiletto said...

You shoot like a pro; your photographs are consistently of high quality.

susan said...

very majestic!!!!!!

Adam said...

great close-up shots

Breathtaking said...

Thank you for your very generous comment. I appreciate your visits so much:)

Breathtaking said...

Indeed!! A regal looking bird.x

Breathtaking said...


Thank you Adam! Nice to see you here.

TexWisGirl said...

truly gorgeous!!!

Rohrerbot said...

Those are incredible shots!!! You got so close to this magnificent bird. The best shots are the ones with all the feather detail:) Amazing!

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Theresa:)So pleased you
think so!

Giga said...

Ptak jest śliczny, a zdjęcia wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
The bird is beautiful and wonderful pictures. Yours.

Breathtaking said...

Thank you so much! I was soooo lucky!!Today I missed shooting a Heron which took off from our pond before I had chance to get my camera in focus.You win some, you lose some!!

Breathtaking said...


So pleased you like it Giga! Thank

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow. Fantastic pictures, Breathtaking! Interesting bird too. Greetings, Joke

Brown Eyes said...

The eagle is a bird very pretty and her eyes are of great use to her. Beautiful photos, as always, kisses and happy Christmas to you all. A kiss full of longing for Eva

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)

Thank you Joke! It is an interesting and handsome bird.
Many thanks for stopping by:)

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Thank you Brown Eyes, I'm so pleased you like this photo taken in September this year. It will now have migrated to warmer climes, but I hope to see it back next year.

Thank you for your good wishes,and I will let Eve know she is missed.
Perhaps she will also return next year.
Take care.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Breathtaking!

It`s such a lovely bird, with those sharp and brigh eyes, always on alert, ready to catch the prey...and happy to have its(great)photo taken too.

A Merry Chritmas to you and your family!


Breathtaking said...


Hi Vitor!
Lovely to see you here again at such a busy time of year.Thank you for comment and best wishes to you too.

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Linda águia e excelentes fotos.
Venho agradecer e retribuir os votos
de Boas Festas.
Desejo que em 2013 nos possamos
continuar a visitar.
Um grande beijinho
Irene Alves

Maria said...

These are very sharp close-ups!

Breathtaking said...

Silenciosamente ouvindo

Many thanks for your very generous comment Irene. I will see you again next year with pleasure.
Every good wish.
Take care

Breathtaking said...


Enlarged several times over, but they didn't turn out too badly.

Thank you for your visit:)

Juliana said...

cool close-ups!
beautiful portraits!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Juliana!

Enjoy yours too!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, stunning shots of the beautiful bird, love them!
Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Mette!

Have a great Sunday!

Ian x said...

Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks.
Methinks I see her as an eagle, mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.

Milton- Areopagitica 1644

Jana said...

what a beauty! thanks for sharing it...

Breathtaking said...

Thank you dear! So pleased you think so, and you are welcome.

Breathtaking said...

I'm so sorry to have somehow overlooked your comment.

Milton's splendid comparison could not have been better choosen.
A great nation has all the componants of a magestic,soaring all seeing and powerful eagle

Speak to you soon:)

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