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Big and mean

Big and mean
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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-05 23:29
Viewed: 1580
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You know when something big and mean is around when the bush becomes very still and silent. This magnificent Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) visited our block yesterday. It was absolutely fearless and stayed around for a good half an hour.
It is a common bird of prey in Australia inhabiting all states and also found in Papua New Guinea. The long yellow legs, yellow eyes, finely barred chest and heavy brow are characteristic of the species. Its wingspan can reach 1 metre. An impressive bird that I am very happy to have 'captured' in photo only.
Another of my hand-held efforts with the large 150-500 mm Sigma lens.

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Hello Odile-Excellent captured.I like its majestic pose.Nice colour and sharpness.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Sunday-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-06 0:17]

Hello Odile,
Very nice photo of this Brown Goshawk in good sharpness. Nice natural colours, although they seems a bit light. Impressive pose.

Hello Odile,
照的清晰 很漂亮的老鷹
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 一種霸氣十足 很棒的鏡頭
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Odile
Fine capture of this Brown Goshawk in a great pose.Wonderful colors and sharp details.Seems a bit over exposed.
Thank You
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-07 17:42]

Hi Odile
very nice capture of the hawk The strong expression of the yes and stance really make this shot an attractive one. The stripes of the feathers and nice blurry background make it so pleasant.
Well presented shot.


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