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Harris Hawk7

Harris Hawk7
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm finepix 4700
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/416 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hawks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-27 9:39
Viewed: 4518
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Length: 18 inches Wingspan: 43 inches
Sexes similar
Large, long-tailed, broad-winged hawk
Short, dark, hooked beak with yellow cere
White uppertail coverts

Chocolate-brown head, neck, back, and belly
Chestnut underwing coverts and leg feathers
Dark flight feathers above and below
Chestnut upperwing has dark centers to many of the feathers
White undertail coverts
Black tail with white base and terminal band

Chocolate-brown head and neck with sparse pale streaking
White belly streaked with chocolate-brown
Leg feathers pale with chestnut barring
Upperwing and underwing coverts chestnut, with dark centers to many of the feathers
Pale bases to primaries create pale patch in outer wing
Dark tail with narrrow white base and terminal band

Similar species:
Dark plumage, chestnut wing coverts, black tail with white base and terminal band eliminate all other hawks.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Taken: Bird sanctuary, Glousecester

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Hi Joe,
the details and colours are very good.
But I think you have cropped little to tight, I want to see more of the bird or you could have cropped it tighter for a portrait of the beautiful hawk.


a bit noisy but very nice photo, great POV interesting framing
well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-03-28 12:48]

Hi Joe
I would love to have the entire bird in the frame. But great colors and composition.

Hello Joe

What a great picture of this bird of prey. Excellent sharpness with wonderful details in the plumage. Nice handling of the light - may be a little underexposed on the underside but it is very difficult to get everything right when the picture is taken in backlight. The colours have a very good saturation without too much. Very effectful composition/cropping. All over a very nice picture to look at with an informative note.

Well done

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