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Falconry - Harris's Hawk

Falconry - Harris's Hawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-23 18:24
Viewed: 1339
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, yesterday I saw in demonstration of falconry
2 birds of prey, Harris's Hawk was the second bird of prey
of that falconer, under his claws there is a chukar partridge.

After having done the attack and catch his prey,
the falconer allowed me to approach and shoot photos
from very close distance, but when was the attacking
demonstration I was to stay far from the action.

1/800s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).
The reason why ISO1600 it is because it was a poor light
to go with a lower ISO like 100, 200, or 400, and my
lens does not have image stabilizer, so with going
at ISO1600 I had light and a good shutter speed of 1/800s.


A handsome hawk of the arid Southwest, the Harris's Hawk
hunts cooperatively in pairs or trios. The hawks surround
their prey, flush it for another to catch, or take turns chasing it.



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Hello Asbed,
Beautiful colored Hawk...Well captured from close. But it wasn't as close as your previous bird. Natural color and good details. Good work.....
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-24 10:16]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice photo of this Harris's Hawk in beautiful natural colours and great sharpness. Taken from a very good POV. Excellent composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-24 15:30]

Hi Asbed,interesting moment in this second pic of this serie,georgeous wings position and the usual top quality despite the ground location.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-08-25 10:52]

Hi Asbed,
Very nice shot of a beautiful bird. Amazing colours and very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely hawk, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-25 18:48]

Hello Asbed,
What a beautiful raptor you have presented in this shot. The plumage is quite attractive with those red shoulders patches against chocolate brown wing and body feathers. I love the intense gaze it has on it's face. Focus is tac sharp and colors true and natural.

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