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African Marsh-Harrier

African Marsh-Harrier
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Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-11
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-17 3:13
Viewed: 4478
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was very lucky to get a shot of this very scarce Harrier on a farm near our town in the Western Cape Region of South Africa.
It's habitat is flooded grassland and adjacent areas. This one just caught a frog wich can be seen in his claws.
I shot this with a Canon 40D fitted with a Canon 100-400 lens. The ISO was set at 640 and shutter speed was 3500 @ F7.1

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-17 4:08]

Hallo Frans,
Again a high quality photo in superb sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. The markings on the wings of this harrier are so beautiful. Fantastic blue sky in the BG and composition.

Hello Frans,
This is truly a stunning shot and one I can only dream of. Beautiful colors and clear sharp details. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2010-12-05 15:57]


What an awesome action pic!
The clarity and sharpness for an action shot are excellent. The clear BG also makes this image striking to the eye.
Well Done!

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