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Copyright: Phil Cannings (PhilC) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds, Canon EF 28-135 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-09-15 3:41
Viewed: 4042
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing the theme of close up studies, this is a juvenile buzzard (Buteo buteo). This one is a wild bird which was being monitored as part of a research programme. This photograph was taken at the nest site (with all necesary licences) about a week before the bird was due to fledge.

Buzzards became extinct in most of England during the 1920's and 30's but over the last ten years have enjoyed an major comeback. At a conservative estimate we now have 70-100 pairs in my county, and that number is rising year on year.

This was a hot, but rainy day, and the buzzard was panting to keep cool.

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Magnifique portrait d'oiseau.
Grande netteté et superbes couleurs.
L'oeil est splendide ...

Splendid photograph of a indringende head beautiful work:) Toch have I in w what your photograph done its eye is also beautiful get going zit with red eye removing ears now a zweem concerning the lens. Groetjes Lia

Nicely captured Phil,
Good detail and sharpness. Colours are good, but I think Lias WS has enhanced them a touch. Very good shot.
Tahnks for posting, have a good weekend.

Wow, Phil. That is certainly an intimate close-up. Very sharp details, great light. wonderful POV of open beak. Well done and TFS. : )

Phil what a beauty, detaiils are remarkable and the piercing eye with that tongue sticking out makes it perfect, bravo!!!


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