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Pandion haliaetus

Pandion haliaetus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 7:44
Viewed: 3710
Points: 44
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Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pandion haliaetus is a fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor with a length reaching more than 60 cm and a wingspan reaching more than 180 cm. It is brown on the upperparts and predominantly greyish on the head and underparts, with a black eye patch and wings.
It is found on all continents except Antarctica.

In Cyprus Pandion haliaetus is a scarce passage migrant.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-18 7:50]

Hi Makris
What a nice in flight capture.Excellent sharpness and great plumage details.Colors are also very nice and natural.I also like that catch light in the eye and the nice blue sky as a BG
TFS Michel

Chris, this mind blowing capture of a huge Osprey in flight leaves me speechless with wonder at your photographic skills.
Man, you are a genius!
The blue sky gives fantastic support to this adorable picture.


Hello Christodoulos,
One more inspirational capture,colour,clarity and composition,every thing is perfect,My regards,_Joy,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-18 8:38]

Hello Christodoulos,
As usual: F A N T A S T I C!!!

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent in-flight capture with beautiful colors, details & timing. Great presentation & timing. TFS & best wishes!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-18 8:48]

A fantastic capture in a very difficult backlight,magnificent details,sharpness and colors,a very professional work another time and a great pleausre for my eyes!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

Ciao Christodoulos, reat capture of lovely in flight bird, perfect focus, splendid light, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellent shot, Really good sharpness, I'm impressed by the wingspan of this bird. Well done.

another perfect capture, bravo

Hi Christodoulos,
Nice photo of this Osprey (Balık Kartalı) in natural colours and good sharpness. TFS

Hello Chris Makris,

Hope life is good friend. This is absolutely stunning shot and equals Nigel's high quality photo of in-flight Red Kite. I agree with Ram as regards your top quality skills in photography, a great merit indeed as I always say.
This osprey photo is worth keeping......thanks a lot for sharing....take care...warmest regards/Abid

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-18 10:44]

Hello Christodoulos.
Excellent crisp view of one of these great flyers, well silouhetted against the blue sky. I like the detail.Best regards Siggi

Giasou Christodoule
An amazing photo, perfectly frozen. Excellent light showing the underside of the bird.Very good detail.
A beautiful bird, thanks for sharing.
regards yiannis

SUPER picture Christodoulos
great sharpness super good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-09-18 11:41]

Magnificent capture of this beautiful rat or. You got it just right. My compliments!


Ciao Christodoulos. Excellent management of the backlight indeed. Stunning details, impressive focus.


Hi Christodoulos,
excellent shot of this bird in flight. As usually perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant capture of a very nice, species of bird. Amazing colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Chris,
Superb capture!!!! plas, plas, plas!!!!!!
Best regards, Ferran

hello Christodoulos,
simply a beautiful picture with stunning detail. great colour and great diagonal composition.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos

Great in-flight shot of the Osprey,
love the flight pose with way it is
framed and covering all the photo, TFS


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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-10-06 2:05]

Hello Christodoulos
What a fantastic capture of the Raptor.
Very sharp with amazing detail.
TFS Deon

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