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Montagus Harier

Montagus Harier
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Copyright: CHANDRA SHEKAR (scshekar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 180] (2190)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 4:35
Viewed: 4865
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken on the same day when we shot the most co-operative Kestrel, yes it came as bonus, thanks to Mr.Sreeraj.

The Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. Its common name commemorates the British naturalist George Montagu.

Thanks for droppin by.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-15 5:21]
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Hi Chandra
Nice capture, perfect focus and natural colors.Good job.
Razvan Zinica

Hi Chandru,
This ought to be your best image, perfect composition and good use of depth to get that pretty background. The bird is looking great, the turn of its head, the gaze, beautiful colors with that dark outer primary feathers and folding of one of its leg, great. I also liked the way the thorny plants lean in to the image with out interrupting the image, it adds to the background. There is one white patch almost in the center touching the edge, you should have taken care of that. Fine image. tfs.

thumba thumba channagide

  • Great 
  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-15 12:35]
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great capture of this Harrier. I like the mode you compose this image (that you let empty space in the direction where the subject is looking)

p.s. i see some strange 'circles' in the image. it is dust on sensor or flare from the lens ?

Hello Chandra,
great capture of this magnificent harrier, excellent composition, superb sharpness, beautiful natural colors, nice light and great pose. that yellow eye is wonderful.


Brilliant. Love the Yellow Eye!

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-12-16 4:47]

Shekar, Perfect shot and what a beautiful and strong eyes it has. Lovely focus Ganesh

  • satish_h Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
  • [2008-12-16 22:57]

Hi Chandu.
How did i miss this image on TN? Good one and nice composition. Picture lacks little green and contrast. In fact this is one of the best picture of the species.

Hi Chandru
This image is splendid. The clarity of the dynamic look captured in this birdís eye is magical. Great capture of this magnificent Harrier, outstanding work, excellent sharpness with striking natural colours. A perfect photograph with great focus. Detail displayed is splendid. An admirable and majestic bird, and it was a pleasure to look at.
Best regards

Beautiful kite.In Romania this species of kite is extremely rare.In Romania only during migration can see this species.

Hello Chandra,
Excellent capture of the Harrie. Good pose, POV and DOF. Beaitiful warm tone and excellent sharpness and details.

Hello Chandra,

Wonderful photo of this interesting bird.
Excellent colours with great definition.
Fantastic smposition.
Good notes.

This is a brilliant catch sir. If you are with Sreeraj (I think u meant Sreeraj Unnithan) that would be your luckiest day.:)

Hi Shekar,
A wonderful shot,sharp and well composed.

Dear Shekar,
This is amazing shot of yours & all one can make out with beautiful Nikon D 80 machine with dynamic 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 AF Nikkor that has made it well focused standing out image against dull greenish-yellow background. TFS.

What to say?!! Super sharp, got it with a nice pose, nice lighting and angle. Excellent shot


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