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Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite birds of prey, Dutch birds, Birds of prey (Accipitriformes) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-05 8:24
Viewed: 5226
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This male marsh harrier is a regular to one of the reedfields in the neighbourhood, so with a little patience it's possible to get quite close shots. The female is absent for a while so she's probably sitting on the eggs. Taken from the car.

enjoy your evening

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-05 8:54]

Hi Jeroen,it's impossible to comment a perfection like that!! Magnificent pic whit the best quality of sharpness and colors and the best light on the bird too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano.

Hello Jeroen,
Wonderful capture of this Marsh harrier. I met the species many times but I couldn`t capture it in a such great pose. Your image is excellent with sharp details, POV and composition. Beautiful coloration also. Well done!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-05 9:10]
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Hello Jeroen,
As I can't get close enough to take a shot like this, I guess a car as a hide is a good solution.
Excellent POV, sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition against a clear sky all contribute to a vvery nice portrait of a male Marsh Harrier in flight.
Thanks and cheers,

Hello Jeroen,

Amazing portrait of a bird, beautiful, interesting shot, great sharpness and colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-05 9:36]

Hello Jeroen.
A fantastic capture of that beautiful marsh harrier in flight.The details on the spread-out wings are excellent. Great POV and light.Best regards Siggi

Hi Jeroen.
really impressive bird!! Perfect point of view. Great sharpness and composition. Nice colours especially - blues of sky.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-05 9:57]
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Hello Jeroen
Once again, you share a great shot with us today. A stunning action photo of the Circus aeruginosus, a species we don't have here. Instead we have the Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus. A good photo and quite sharp details. Flying birds are a special challenge. A good presentation with the perfect position of the bird inside the frame.
Nicely done

Thats a great shot. We have them here but one never gets such a close view. Good to see. regards yiannis

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-05 10:15]

Hi Jeroen,
Splendid photo of this male marsh harrier, TFS!

Hi Jeroen,
A splendid shot of the Marsh Harrier. Excellent focus, colour and clarity. The clear shot makes this a nice shot.

TFS regards Bill

Hy Jeroen
I've never seen a marsh harrier and I was considering a very rqre bird. Very good in flight image of the bird.
All the best,

Ciao Jeroen, great capture of superb inflight harrier, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jeroen,
WOW, this is beautiful and I hope that I will be able to take photo's like this one day.
Very well done and tfs.

Hello Jeroen!
An other, typically Jeroen-like photo! Perfect sharpness, great details, beautiful, homogeneous background, natural colors! Well done!

Ciao Jeroen. Magnificent capture for the imponente bird in good colours and light. Best compliments.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-05 18:28]

Hello Jeroen,
Splendid in flight image of this wonderful hawk. The detail and colours are excellent, great work.
Thank you

great capture, I like its face, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-06 1:03]

Hallo Jeroen,
Een foto om jaloers op te worden. Wat een prachtige close foto. Vanuit een auto omhoog fotograferen is nog niet zo gemakkelijk. Het licht en de kleuren zijn schitterend en de scherpte is erg goed. Fantastische compositie. De zachte kleuren in de Kiekendief komen ook terug in de achtergrond, erg mooi allemaal.

Hello Jeroen
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-06 6:39]

Great harrier, lovely species captured on its wings beautifully. tfs.

Excellent pose of the bird. Very well captured!!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-07 12:06]

Hello Jeroen,
I love Marsh Harriers and this is a great capture of one in flight. Here we often see them along the main roads where you can't stop!!
I like the timing and the fine focus on the eye. Great sharpness too and natural colours.
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

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  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-05-09 10:49]

Hoi Jeroen dit is super mooi .
een mooie shot .
Groetjes Senol

FROM THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? amazing

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