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Roadside Hawk

Roadside Hawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-26
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-22 1:50
Viewed: 5942
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Roadside Hawk
Buteo magnirostris

* 34-40cm, wingspan: 68-92cm

Common in forest and river edge; rapidly colonizes open habitats. Wide-spread in east (up to 1600 m, locally to 2600 m), uncommon in northwest. Frequently perches low. Generally does not soar, but flies from one perch to another, flight interspersed with short glides; often shakes tail from side to side after alighting. Aadults have pale iris, yellow cere, and rufous primaries, upperparts may be gray or brown.
Some individuals in southeast have brown upperparts and hood, more orange belly barring, and rufous tail bars.
Juvenile browner and drabber.
Voice: Vocal. Frequent call a clear, descending, nasal "Kiyerrrr!" with complaining quality: also a slow series of rising, nasal notes "kree kree kree kree"

Native to: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia

**Source: Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides)
by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, Theodore A. Parker III

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Hi Selen,

A proud looking pose with a good highlight, focus detail and composition. The bird stands out well from the background.



Hi Selen,

Beautiful shot of this Hawk, the eyes are simply stunning, excellent detail in the plumage, wonderful colours, really good separation from the OOF background, lovely work,

Kind Regards Rick :)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-22 2:41]

Hello Selen,
One of the best photos of a Roadside Hawk I've ever seen. It all looks so natural. Excellent sharpness and details. Very beautiful light and a great composition, POV and DOF.

P.S. I've got some photos in my collection of birds of prey. If you want, you can add them to your theme. A wonderful theme, it are my favourites too.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-22 3:06]

Hi Selen, very well composed with excellent detail and clarity...i particularly like the bokeh you have got here and that peircing eye too...i've never heard of a Roadside Hawk before - thansk!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-22 3:38]

Hello Selen,

You have made a fine portret of this bird from a good POV. Bird's look is impressive. There is a very fine match between the colors of the bird and the background.

Thank you for sharing,

Selam Selen Hanım, çok tatlı durmuş:) Zemin de çok hoş duruyor.
Elinize sağlık,


Hi Selen

We saw these guys in Belize and costa rica too. Funny how they only seelm to occur near roads! Wonder what they did before humans came along.

Great composition and really good sharpness.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-22 5:41]

Hello Selen,
A Very nice composed capture,the hawk is posing nicely for you and the colors and details looking great,well seen and captured,
Best regards Siggi

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-09-22 5:47]

Merhaba Selken hanım duruşu ve bakışı ile çok güzel bi rpoz olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

harika eline saglık selen

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-22 10:44]

Hello Selen,
Wonderful view of this beautiful Hawk from a nice POV. Great details and lovely colours. A very exciting background too and well composed.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-22 10:45]

Hi selen. A fine close up of the Hawk. It did not seem to mind you there . You were able to get good detail and natural colours in the feathers. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Merhaba my friend Selen!
I loved the proud looking Roadside Hawk with a atitude!
especially with a good front pose of it!
good closeness with sharpness, natural colour and superb details
thanks for the notes as well
take good care

Hello Selen,
The Roadsite hawk is common in forest and river edge. Why don't they call it River edge hawk:-)
Beautiful bird and you photographed it very well. For instance an excellent depth of field.
And well composed. Well done overall...

Merhaba Selen, splendid focus on lovely hawk in great pose, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

The details of this hawk are stunning. I love the pose, the color of the eyes, and how still he remains - as if not only to seem invisible, but also to hunt from afar. Excellent composition and exposure.

Hi Selen,
Very good capture of this Roadside Hawk with good pose and composition, sharp details and good eye contact.
Best wishes

Hello Selen.
What marvellous bird!
Very good definition with impressive details.
The coloration of bird in contrast with this background is wonderful!
Excellent texture and framing.
My compliments for extraordinary work photographic.
José Roberto

merhaba Selen hanım
bu güzel fotoğrafı sabah gördüm ama vakit darlığından yazamamıştım. elinize sağlık son derece güzel bir çekim olmuş. türü ilk görünce renkleri ve özellikle deseniyle daha çok atmacalara benzettim ama güzel notunuzdan bir şahin türü olduğu anlaşılıyor. ingilizler, latince adına bakmaksızın farklı düşünmüşler ki ilk dediğim gibi bir ad koymuşlar.
paylaşımınız için teşekkürler, selamlar.

Merhaba Selen hanım,

Çok başarılı bir kare, özellikle göz rengi harika olmuş, tebrikler süper.


I really like the focus and this pose.
The unobstructed view is perfect.
I took it in my PC and tried a vertical crop, which can also look nice.But i do like seeing the light circles...whatever they are called.... not bokeh?
Great image Selen.

Hello salen. You must be lucky to spot this by the roadside. Well perched and captured splendidly with excellent controlled of depth. I like the sharp details around the head and well deserved framing. TFS andhave a wonderful weekend. Best regards. Jusni

Ciao Selen,
splendida cattura di questo bellissimo rapace, ottimo POV e molto bella la posa con una straordinaria definizione dei dettagli, la nitidezza dell'occhio è super, mi piace molto anche lo sfondo con i giochi di luce creati dalla sfocatura.

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