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Circus macrourus

Circus macrourus
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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: 2012-04-08
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-07 6:08
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Circus macrourus (S. G. Gmelin, 1771). Male
Pallid Harrier

Circus macrourus is a medium-sized raptor in the family Accipitridae.
It has a wingspan of 95120 cm. The male is whitish grey above and white below, with black wingtips. The female is mainly brown.
It breeds in southern parts of eastern Europe and central Asia and winters in India and southeast Asia.

In Cyprus Circus macrourus is a regular passage migrant in spring and autumn.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-07 6:28]

Good portrait of this lovely Harrier with interesting and attentive pose...finding it on the ground too is interesting, may be looking for reptiles and rodents. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-07 6:29]

Hello Christodoulos,
Incredible beautiful photo of this Pallid Harrier. The best and most beautiful photo of this species I've ever seen. Perfect in all aspects. Into my favourites.

Hello Christodoulos
A superb picture with fantastic clarity and colour.
Good PoV and composition.
best wishes,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
It's my favourite picture also.But my picture list crosses 100,so can't mark.
Outstanding photograph.Every parts are well visible and detailed.It seems eye is burning.Majestic pose.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

HI Christodoulos,
I agree with others, that this is a perfect photo. The subject is incredible. Perfect composition and presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-07 7:48]

Hello Christodoulus.
Perfect composition. Lovely sharp details. Great POV and DOF. Nice colours. A really very good shot.Regards Siggi

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness picture with beautiful colours and good light
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-07 8:39]

Hi Chris,you caught very well the opportunity of the migration of this beautiful raptor that i never seen before,nice typical pose of this family and spectacular detils and colors as usual,very well done! have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Christodoulos
Amazing capture! Never saw one.Great close,fantastic colours and details.Enviable meeting.Congrats!
Thank You
Best wishes

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-11-07 10:02]

Firt time for me to see this beautiful bird. Great picture and presentation. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-07 10:35]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful predator. Amazing colors
and excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-07 23:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
good capture harrier,nice photo,regards..

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-07 23:58]

beautiful bird. interesting feather colors. nice work. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing capture,great details,clarity and lovely posture.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-08 4:37]

Hello Christodoulos,
An interesting raptor with this blue/grey plumage and the yellow eye. Natural shot showing the bird in a typical pose. I see you have a good zoom-lens to take bird-shots, very useful with shy birds.

Ciao Christodoulos. The best details for the difficult ploumage. Beautiful colours and good managment of light.


Hi Christodoulos
Great close up of this nice bitd of prey, maybe the light is a bit harsh

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-10 20:05]

Hello Christodoulos
such an exciting capture of the raptor. So well detailed with splendid features.
The pose is so bold and powerful.
Excellent view and pleasant presentation.


Hello Christodoulos

A little bit harsh light but great photo from you, the expressive
pose of this Harrier it is giving dynamism to the image,
with always fine POVs at the level of the birds, fine DOF,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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