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rough legged buzzard

rough legged buzzard
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 23:35
Viewed: 3777
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again I have to say that it is hard to keep up here on TN. I do come in regularly, but just to see the images. It's not I don't like to comment on the images, but consedring the time I have at tthe moment it would cost too much time. Anyway, I hope it will be better in a few weeks time. I have finished one of my bigger projects by then.
This is a Rough legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus). A rare visitor in my province. I has already been here a large part of the winter. In a nature reserve where the european hamster is re introduced and grains are allowed to stay on the field it is a paradise for mice.
That is to say....until this buzzard comes along :-)

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-18 23:45]

Hi Jacob, very nice capture of this Rough Legged Buzzard. Very good stopped action with excellent exposure on this guy. He's done a mid-air pose for you that provides very good visibility of the overall bird. Very good colour and detail seen on this one.

Thanks, John

Hoi Jacob,

De Buizerd staat er goed scherp op en is daarbij mooi van kleur.
hoop dat je binnenkort wee meer tijd krijgt om ook mijn foto's te bekijken.
groeten Gert

Hallo Jacob
Another technique I would like to accomplish one day in the far far far future. I admire the photographers that are able to take a successful bird in flight photo. Absolutely stunning! This Buzzard's wingspan and feathers are so impressive. The detail of the patterns is remarkable and the colour fantastic. What impresses me the most is the clear visibility of the eyes and the sharp nails at the paws. This surely is a majestic bird. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Jacob,
great shot and excellent POV, colors and sharpness of thi beautiful specie.

Hi jacob,
excellent capture of a flying bird.excellent POV and exposure,well done.

Hello My Dear Friend Jacop,

Another perfect shot example of your excellent photography. TFS.


Hi Jacob,
Your low viewpoint displays the underparts of the wing and tail feathers of this "rabbit legged" buzzard nicely, and it is obviously after some prey here, good capture my friend and TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-19 6:32]

Hi Jacob

Great action shot - good detail and colour. Well seen and captured.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-19 10:05]

Hello Jacob,
What a lovely capture of this beautiful bird of prey. I love the light plumage and here the details are very sharp. You've caught it in a fine pose and in beautiful light too. Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-19 10:26]

Hallo Jacob,
Een bijzondere verschijning in ons landje. Zo'n veld kan natuurljk veel aantrekken. Dank aan de korenwolf, zolang die zelf niet het slachtoffer is.
Erg mooie foto met goede scherpte en kleuren.

Hi Jacob!

Beautiful capture, really nice, TFS


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-20 2:28]

Hi Jacob,
Beautiful capture!
Nice BG!
Very good sharpness and POV!

Hi Jacob,
you don't see such a bird often. You portrayed it in a wonderful way, fully poised for action and well lighted from the side.
Excellent! Good note too (I did'nt know anything about reintroduced hamsters).
Best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-21 0:57]

Hi Jacob,
Very nice inflight shot of this beautiful raptor. Good details, POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-21 7:19]

Hello Jacob
Excellent in flight capture.Good POV and sharp image .Details is good.The light reflextion on your subject is also very nice.
TFS Michel

Hallo Jacob,

Tijd is soms een heel vervelende factor voor ons fotografen. Maar..........je hebt er toch weer een mooi bijzonder plaatje voor Nederlandse begrippen bijgetoverd. Zou dat nu komen dat er meer muizen zijn in die velden? Je zou het haast gaan denken. Ik vind het een schitterende opname. Glashelder, zonder enige wanklank. Deze buizerd staat kennelijk even te bidden om zijn voedselaanbod te bekijken !! Een prachtig getekend verenkleed heeft deze vogel. Heb je mooi weergegeven met dat licht van schuin opzij. Uitstekende POV, BG en DOF. Een klasse foto. Groeten en tot TFS BOB

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-06 2:42]

Hello Jacob,
Superb capture of a Rough-legged Buzzard in a classic hovering position. The technical quality is great, as is the lighting and composition against the blue sky.
We have not had as many as usual in Scania and have not been able to get a good shot of one, certainly not as good as this one.
Nice to see and thanks for sharing this one.

Hello Jacob,
This is a fine in-flight capture with great details in the bird!
Pleasant composition, simple with no disturbing elements...
Pablo -

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