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Pandion haliaetus 2

Pandion haliaetus 2
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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: 2009-09-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 2:16
Viewed: 2414
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-21 2:54]

Hi Chris,imposing perspective and georgeous pose,the best way to take this specie,magnificent point of view and perfect exposure,great details and contrast whit the blue sky.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Fine capture against the sky, Chris.
The bird from this perspective looks majestic.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this bird of prey with good sharpness and a lovely pose. I also like the natural colours, especially the yellow eye.
Best wishes,

hello Christodoulos
a fantastic portrait of this Pandion,
great use of light, sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-21 8:13]

Hello Christodoulos.
Very nice composition , very sharp picture with beautiful colors.I also like your POV and the DOF.Regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic image in great clarity and definition. To have got this image was a major achievement. Well done.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of superb rapax in fantastic pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-22 7:00]

Beautiful portrait of the great Osprey, fine details. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-22 11:09]

Hello Chris
Nice closed up.Sharp image with fantastic plumage details.Colours are excellent and natural.I also like the look in is eye
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-22 13:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fascinating photo of this Osprey in great sharpness, details and splendid colours. Superb clarity! Nice to see him against the blue sky.

WOAH this TOTALLY WOKE ME UP!! Vibrant blue bringing out the feathers and THOSE EYES.......ahhhhh just soaking this in

Giasou Christodoule
Perfect photograph of this rare visitor.
The light is superb with no shadows.
Good pose and eye contact.
Excellent detail and background.

regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos,

An impressive predator, captured in a pose that adds beauty to the impressive bird!
Excellent details in the plume and the colours are nicely reproduced...
The composition works well and the blue sky is an effective background!

Pablo -

Hi Christodoulos,

The pose - the frame - the situation - the photo with spotless sky - are all of excellent quality! But the eyes trumps them all. Bravo.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-23 4:38]

Hello Christodoulos,
Always impressive to see birds of prey. I never had seen this species until now. Love its vivid eye. He posed very well for you too, turning the head just in the best manner. As usual best sharpnesss and ideal composition.
Kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
I am very busy at work and not very much time to spent on TN. Stiil I find a liitle time to admire this fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. The image is taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. Excellent details and nice, soft, background.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-10-23 14:00]

This is the first time that I see this bird. It is beautiful Christodoulos. You did an excellent work controling the light and the white color. Composition and presentation as always, super. Thankyou for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-25 18:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Osprey have such a unique appearance all there own. You have done a fine job of capturing this particular specimen for all of us on TN. Tac sharp focus resulting in exceptional detail and vivid colors. Love the good eye contact and attractive pose. Well done!!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-10-26 20:34]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza de foto y de especie, excelente luz,color,enfoque; que muestra los detalles de la especie a la perfección, gracias por compartir...

Hello Christodoulos,
Now this is pin point sharpness with explicit detail and beautiful natural colours. Excellent eye and plumage detail displayed with a perfect POV. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up shot of the Osprey
with its expressive glance, great focus,
sharpness and details of its plumage, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-10-28 4:01]

Hi Christodoulos,
What a beautiful capture,majestic pose, good composition and excellent
sharpness details. Gorgeous colours of this bird and sky too.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Filnato (101)
  • [2012-11-17 10:23]

Πω πω! Πολύ κοντινή λήψη φαίνεται να είναι και η λεπτομέρεια είναι απίστευτη!
Απ τις καλύτερες φωτογραφίες που έχω δει αυτού του αρπακτικού!

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