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Savanna Hawk

Savanna Hawk
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-07 7:04
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my third and last posting of a Savanna Hawk, buteogallus meredionalis, during the last few weeks. All photos were made on different days. This one had the best light conditions.
The Savanna Hawk is widespread and relatively numerous in the Pantanal.
That’s not very special, because in the two weeks I was there I saw over a hundred bird species EACH DAY. It’s a real paradise for bird lovers.

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Hello Peter,
What a friendly bird....Incredible distance.....Incredible luck....Now I read your notes....fantastic region to see so many birds each day...

Hello Peter,

No doubt a beautiful photograph of this Savanna Hawk perching on a Guava tree. Beautiful color and details on plumage. I like its BG too. It's a nice presentation of this majestic bird in its true natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing your experience in NOTE too.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-09-07 8:53]

Hallo Peter,
Splendid Hawk ..
Beautiful natural colours and a nice pose with eye contact. Perfect POV and composition.
Best wishes,

hello Peter
C'est une superbe photo, bon éclairage, bonne netteté et bonne profondeur de champ.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Peter, great capture of superb rapax in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter
Another bird from Pantanal paradise.Great pose,wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness.Congrats!
Have a good evening and thanks.
Best regards.

Hi Peter,
Either you have a very nice hawk or there are quite a few of them around. Taken from a nice angle showing the profile of the hawk. Good focus and a nice dof with nice natural colours. Nice light on the eye.
Thanks for sharing, regards Bill.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-08 9:18]

Hi Peter,the last but always nice,and the quality too is excellent despite the distance and the difficult light,great shot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Peter
deze is ook weer geweldig mooi zo tussen het groen
goed van scherpte en super kleuren
bedankt gr lou

great portrait, TFS Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-09-08 12:15]

Hi Peter,
Another great image of this Savanna Hawk. Excellent detail and focus
in amazing natural colors.
Regards Jiri.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-08 12:59]

Hallo Peter.
Very beautiful hawk.
Colors,sharpness and pose are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

Hello Peter
superb shot of yhis Savanna Hawk, the bird and the leaves in the foreground are very sharp, you are right the light condition is excellent
a real beauty photo
Have a good night

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-08 20:06]

Hello Peter,
Your series of Savanna Hawk photos were a delight to view. Again a top quality image filled with exceptional detail and beautiful natural colors. Picture perfect!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-09 9:12]

Hello Peter,
Superb capture of this noble bird, your great camera work has given us an image with great details and fanrastic colors in a beautiful composition, thanks for sharing.Regards Sigi

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-09-10 22:43]

Hi Peter
Common in the Pantanal but rare and interesting to me.
Amazing catch with fine details, pleasant background and balanced light.


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