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Buteo jamaicensis

Buteo jamaicensis
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-02-09 9:39
Viewed: 1868
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Asbed for the ID.

Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species:B. jamaicensis

Red-tailed HawkThe red-tailed hawk is 18-25 inches in length with a wingspan of four feet. It weighs two to four pounds. It is dark brown to gray brown on its back and on the top of its wings. It has light brown or cream undersides and a cinnamon colored neck and chest. It has a dark band across its belly and a broad, round, rusty red tail. The female is larger than the male.
The red-tailed hawk breeds in most parts of the United States and Canada south to Mexico and Central America. Birds in the northern most part of its range may migrate south in the winter.The red-tailed hawk lives in deciduous forests and open areas like swamps, deserts, tundra, plains and agricultural lands. It prefers places with high perches that it can use to search for food. It can often be seen sitting on telephone poles and wires looking for prey! (http://www.nhptv.org)

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Just a holiday to cuba? nice!
love the detail around the blue beak

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-02-09 10:35]

Amazing close up, Luciano.
Strong gaze, fine details, balanced exposure.


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful portrait of this Hawk if we talk on its color, DOF and plumage details. Excellent light on its eye. But BG is distracting and taking concentration to cherish the beauty of this Bird. I like the way, you kept its eye just over Middle horizontal (if we imagine) line. But composition isn't great, and could be better in vertical framing where you could easily put its eye following "ROT".
Although, it's my personal view. Just simple ignore it if you don't agree/like.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-09 12:35]

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful portrait of this hawk in great sharpness and details. Yes this is a Red-tailed Hawk. A pity that the beak is a bit bluish through the sunlight.

Hello Luciano
Your image has outstanding definition, and is tac sharp. I love how you made his eye the focal point and how you can see a reflection in the eye. A wonderful head shot of this Red-tailed Hawk.
TFS Janice

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-02-09 18:16]

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful close-up image of this beautiful Red-tailed Hawk. This is an immature bird which can be identified at close range by it's yellowish iris. The detail is superb, I especially like it's eye and the catchlight which is visible. Overall an awesome image. Well done!!
I have a shot of an older bird which I took years ago if you care to view it.

Hello Luciano,
Very nice portrait of a wonderful bird of prey specie. Amazing details and perfect focus as usual. From close range this portrait has an amazing accuracy.....In the eye of the bird I can see even the reflections of the trees around......Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Luciano, gran bel ritratto, fantastico occhio, ottimi dettagli e magnifica messa a fuoco, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Outstanding picture Luciana.great work.TOP!!!

Thanks for sharing.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2016-02-10 11:31]

I like this sort of extreme close-up.
Fine details and vivid eye.
Great work.

Hello Luciano

Great portrait shot, very fine POV obtaining the expressive eye-contact,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


hallo Luciano
very good sharpness and nice details
lovely naturel colours to
thanks gr lou

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-02-12 19:15]

Hola Luciano, hermosa foto de esta bella especie, esta cautivo???...saludos.

parfait portrait de cet oiseau. superbe Luciano
bon weekend

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-16 9:33]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo of this bird of prey,nice colours and excellent sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-02-27 7:09]

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful portrait of this hawk ..
Very fine brightness and colours. Good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

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