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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-11 2:10
Viewed: 2158
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk.

This one was hunting birds in a big tree just beside our guesthouse. So I had several occasions so see it and try to take pictures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-11 2:31]

Salut Pierre,une capture de haut niveau dans une lumiere impossible,exposition parfaite pour avoir des excellents details et couleurs malgre' la distance aussi,une espece que j'ai n'ai pas vue beaucoup des fois sur TN.Mes compliments et bon WE,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-11 6:45]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent photo of this Shikra. Not easy to get so much details in its chest despite the terrible light. Beautiful natural colours in a fine composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Pierre,

Hope you are doing fine. This is a really well-taken and wonderful shot of this common hawk of our region which is popularly called shikra.It is sitting on a banyan tree perhaps or a pipal and looks lovely. These are agile predators and excel in stealth attack in a wooded area. Thanks a lot for sharing a superb shot, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Mr.Pierre,
I can see you have traveled Khajuraho too and I think you have visited Cave also there.
Excellent picture of this Shikra.Very good details and nice colour.Like its POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Pierre,
Nice capture of a Shikra in good details and clarity.

Bonsoir Pierre,
Très belle attitude du sujet saisie sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-19 18:40]

Hello Pierre,
A wonderful shot of this beautiful Shikra in a relaxed pose. It reminds me of the way our Coopers Hawks sit near the bird feeder, just waiting for an unsuspecting meal to drop by.
Excellent eye contact and displaying exceptional detail. It is not easy to get close to birds of prey such as this, here in Ohio. Great capture!!

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