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(Buteo buteo)

(Buteo buteo)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon 2X converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 2:12
Viewed: 1744
Points: 34
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Águia-d’asa-redonda,Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Yesterday I went to Porto Alto in the afternoon.
The rice fields of the Tagus estuary are a wonderful place where we can see thousands of birds.Just when I arrived I saw this eagle but was hunting.In the evening when I was preparing to return I saw her,perched in this pole...

"The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to Large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is usually resident all year, except in the coldest parts of its range, and in the case of one subspecies.

The Common Buzzard measures between 40 and 58 cm (16 and 23 in) in length with a 109–136 cm (43–54 in) wingspan and a body mass of 427–1,364 g (0.94–3.01 lb), making it a medium-sized raptor.

This broad-winged raptor has a wide variety of plumages, and in Europe can be confused with the similar Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) and the only distantly related European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), which mimics the Common Buzzard's plumage for a degree of protection from Northern Goshawks[citation needed]. The plumage can vary in Britain from almost pure white to black, but is usually shades of brown, with a pale 'necklace' of feathers.

The Common Buzzard breeds in woodlands, usually on the fringes, but favours hunting over open land. It eats mainly small mammals, and will come to carrion. A great opportunist, it adapts well to a varied diet of pheasant, rabbit, other small mammals to medium mammals, snakes and lizards, and can often be seen walking over recently ploughed fields looking for worms and insects. The birds have incredible strength and are therefore able to pick up food of all weights.

Buzzards do not normally form flocks, but several may be seen together on migration or in good habitat. The Victorian writer on Dartmoor, William Crossing, noted he had on occasions seen flocks of 15 or more at some places. Though a rare occurrence, as many as 20 buzzards can be spotted in one field area, approximately 30 metres apart, so cannot be classed as a flock in the general sense, consisting of birds without a mate or territory. They are fiercely territorial, and, though rare, fights do break out if one strays onto another pair's territory, but dominant displays of aggression will normally see off the interloper. Pairs mate for life. To attract a mate (or impress his existing mate) the male performs a ritual aerial display before the beginning of spring. This spectacular display is known as 'the roller coaster'. He will rise high up in the sky, to turn and plummet downward, in a spiral, twisting and turning as he comes down. He then rises immediately upward to repeat the exercise.

The call is a plaintive peea-ay, similar to a cat's meow."(Wiki)

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Hello Jose,
This is a proud looking bird perched nicely on that pole. Lovely warm tone and nice details of the plumage.

Linda águia,amigo José!
Amei a luminosidade e o delicioso Bg bem esfumaçado.
Imagino que a foto deve ter sido tirada ao amanhecer e a pobrezinha está com muito frio...
Obrigada por compartilhar essa belezura!Obrigada tbem por seu gentil comentário em minha última foto.
Bom fim de semana para tí!

Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely Buteo in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Diogo,
Again a very beautiful picture with nice pose.I like its colour and focus.It is an example to the novice photographer to learn.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

Hello Jose,
Another masterpiece. Excellent sharpness. Perfect details as usual and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. This is a very popular species in my country but very shy. I like it very much. The colors are superb. Fantastic razor sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-01 7:15]

Hello Jose,
a kind of flashy common buzzard,great capture,thanks for sharing..

Hello Jose,we are lucky enough to have few of these lovely birds in our part of England,it is nice to see your photograph,taken in a good light it is a very pleasing shot.
Regards Les.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-01 8:33]

Hi Jose,great capture of this buzzard,fantastic and imperial pose and the magic warm light to create beautiful colors too,very well done!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jose
A perfect setting, beautiful pose, excellent detail and light. A fine photo.
regards yiannis

hallo Jose
super good pose of this bird
great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jose.
Cosa scrive,solo farti dei complimenti meravigliosa foto,bella la luce.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

great subject, wonderful photo!
regards Jose

Love the lighting and the mood here. Excellent picture. There is a bit of noise in the BG, which can be removed.. i will try to post a WS, have a look at it

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-02 10:03]

Olá José,
A nice capture of The Common Buzzard ..
Well composed, nice colours and good details with eye contact.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jose,
An outstanding sharpness and details of plumage,excellent composition and taken from a nice PoV.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-06 12:55]

Hi Jose,
Gorgeous light and colours. Good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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