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Montagu's Harrier

Montagu's Harrier
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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds In Flight Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-20 12:26
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Montagu's Harrier ( Circus pygargus ) Tr : Çayır Delicesi , at Balikdami Wetland , Eskisehir , Turkey . This elegant raptor is one of the 4 Harrier species of our country , breeds in moorlands in Central and East Anatolia in moderate numbers , winters at south of Sahara , Africa . Thanks .

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Hello Akif, outstanding shot, perfect focus and wonderfull colors very well satured
a great cheer,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-20 12:37]

Hello Akif,
Superb in-flight capture of a female Montagu's.
Excellent sharpness, lighting and composition against a blue sky.
Nice to see!

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-20 12:54]

selam , excellent shot and very good composition nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-20 12:56]

Hi Akif
I had miss that lovely posting.Beautiful in flight capture.Sharpnest and colors are outstanding.I just love the sharp details in the plumage and that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

merhaba Akif bey,
yeni türün de çekimi de çok hoş. netlik, açı çok güzel. sanırım biraz kızmış sana ki ters bakıyor:) kanat detayları da çok güzel. elime sağlık, iyi akşamlar. Ahmet

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-20 13:10]

Hi Akif

Wonderful detail and lighting here - an excellnt shot. This is a very rare bird in the UK.


WoW Akif,

Excellent sharp detailed
Lighting and POV are SUPERB

TFS Thijs

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-20 13:47]

Hello Akif,
What a fantastic photo. Great sharpness, details and splendid clear colours. Very good composition and POV.

Bonsoir Akif
Superbe capture en vol.Les détails ,les couleurs et quelle netteté !!!
Excellent travail

Bella foto, scattata al momento giusto, ottimi colori nitidezza, peccato solo per quella punta
Un saluto cordiale Pierdamiano

Nice action, Akif!

Hi Akif
almost perfect, did you see the moulting tail feathers: every single feather in this shot is great!
wing tip cut: well that's life!

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-08-21 4:28]

Düşmanlarımız çatlasın :) Çok güzel bir çalışma abi tebrikler.

Hi Akif,
A 'nearly' shot.Thats the problem with fixed focal lenses when the bird is just that bit too close you chop wing ends off.
Having said that it is beautifully portrayed with very good definition and sharpness with great colours.
Well done,

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