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Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)

Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 11:18
Viewed: 2161
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
It can be easily confused with its counterpart harrier-blue, which is distinguished by a characteristic black cross bar on the wings, in the case of males. This harrier is slightly less bulky and wings narrower than the other species of harrier shades of blue. Females of both species are difficult to identify, requiring some experience to the distinction, based largely on the shapes and shades, corpulence of birds, and size of the uropygial white spot.

Source: avesdeportugal.info

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Ciao Joao.
Ottima cattura di questo stupendo esemplare di rapace, con una eccellente nitidezza e ottimi colori
molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-02-10 12:42]

excellent in flight capture!

Hello Joao,
A great in flight capture taken with excellent details and nice colours. Excellent composition, too. Well done!

great composition, TFS Ori

Despite the difficult conditions a great photo Joao! Interesting subject, perfect timing, excellent composition and framing, and impressive sharpness! The pose is fantastic.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-10 22:41]

Hello Joao,
A very fine in-flight of this male Montagues Harrier. The composition suits the POV, taken with fine sharpness and light management.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Olá João
Ameaçador este freguês.Excelente composição e nitidez.
Obrigado pela partilha

GReat focused look in this male montagu harriers eye,
Very well done


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-11 20:44]

Hello Joao,
beautiful capture in excellent sharpness. Very lively moment well presented.
The pattern is so well presented in excellent scenery. Though the sky is bleak you managed to give a good capture.
Well done.


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