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ovambo sparrowhawk

ovambo sparrowhawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-29 15:13
Viewed: 4620
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ovambo Sparrowhawk - Accipiter ovampensis.
Fairly Common resident. Adults identified by grey barring on underparts extending to throat, cere yellow, orange or red, legs yellow or red. In flight shows pale central tail feather-shafts, small white rump patch variable, often absent. Call a slowly repeated 'kiep, kiep, kipe ...' or 'wo-wo-wo..' rising in scale.
Sparsely distributed in thornveld and broad leafed wood land or in the highveld, in stands of eucalyptus or poplars where it is the most common small Accipiter.

spotted at
Florence Bloom (Delta Park)Bird Sanctuary in Johannesburg, South Africa, he/she was busy chasing away parrots and louries until the grey louries fought back in a large group!

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Hello Paul

Lovely shot. The POV is great. Another great diagonal view. Excellent dark blue BG and sharp details. I would have cropped some from the right side to make this a bigger view. Nice work. Thanks.

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  • Walt Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-30 15:36]

Nice shot... I too would have cropped some off the right side and I also might have played with the highlite and shadow tool to bring out a few more details. I like the background, sharpness. Good job all in all.

Hi Paul,
This photograph is superb with the major blue of the background. The composition is very good, but personally I will have cut a little the right side of the photograph. The details are very sharp and the colours well successful.
TFS, cordially,

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