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Copyright: Cesar Velazquez (kikvel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-04
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-04 16:53
Viewed: 8875
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I love this bird, it is magnificent.

I like to think that freedom has the form of an eagle (forgive me my ignorance, maybe this is a falco).

Just to share an image here.
You can share your knowledge and critiques.


Date is wrong, I`ll correct later.

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To Ninfa: hola Ninfa!kikvel 1 08-06 16:50
To RAP: Hola Ricardokikvel 1 08-06 15:41
To japie: I took this in Asuncion!!kikvel 1 08-06 15:40
To Callie: Alo Callie!kikvel 1 08-06 15:36
To mogens-j: Hi Mogens!kikvel 1 08-06 15:29
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Great capture with excellent details, very good bokeh.

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-08-05 0:05]
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Hola Kike, creo que ese plumaje esta bellamente peinado por los Vientos de Libertad; la profundidad de las miradas de estas aves, siempre ha sido digna de mencionar y comparar con algunas miradas impactantes que tenemos los humanos. Los detalles de sus fosas nasales así como la parte inferior de su pico, los captaste excelentemente. Me gusta mucho el color gris-azulado, principalmente ese brillo eléctrico tirando a efecto negativo (inverse) en las plumas que cubren sus alas, y ese efecto esponjoso. Creo que esta imagen, más bien debo decir este retrato, nos muestra muy bien la majestuosidad de esta hermosa ave, ojalá no esté en peligro de extinción. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

This is a great shot Cesar.
Very good capture, good photo.It's only a shame you cut it so short on the beak, farther great job I love it.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-05 6:17]
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Imponente imagen Cesar.
Gran nitidez y definicion, bellos colores.
Tal vez el encuadre es demasiado justo.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-05 7:14]
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Wow, what an image. The dof and detail is perfect, but the crop at the beak is a bit too close for comfort. Where did you take this?

Good image.
Good details , good colors and very sharp in the head.
But you had cut it to tight at the beak
Well done

Sharp !
And not only the picture....
Wonderful....but it is not a falcon...

Very expressive picture. Excellent sharpness and details. The eye of the bird is impressive. I only regret the short crop on the right. A little more space would be better.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-06 13:27]
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Hi Cesar
I can't pin this down, Check dark eye, yellow cere, grey head. This is a beautiful bird, but like I mentioned before, you crops are VERY close. This really distracts from the beauty of your subject. The BG looks artifcial, I wanted do do a WS, then saw the tartan type stripes and this is a bit difficult to fix. So, please try and get info on the species. most probably a harrier or hawk family.

Welcome on TN Cesar. It is a beautiful bird you have captured here. Lots of details in the feathers an especially in the eye - I love that look. The blurred background work really good here. Though I have to say that I would like a little more space in front of the bird. So I took the liberty to make a little WS for you - hope it is OK.

very nice pic here, I like the angel you have taken this and the details are astonishing, very well done

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2004-08-07 17:16]

Très belle photo, mais je pense que tu aurais du cadrer plus large, le rapace est serré dans cette photo.

a Powerful eyes,full of power,ready to hunt,see as radar,..great work you did.a fine DOF you controlled,Very nice portrait from this amazing bird.You did great Cesar!

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  • Jeppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
  • [2004-08-20 16:50]

Great work Cesar - I haven't noticed you here - but then agian - I seldom comes here - too bad with all those great photos. You did a very fine job - even the bird not free - it can be hard to get the right pose - thanks for sharing.

Spectacular image. Maybe the beak is a little too close to the edge. Good work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-09-23 23:32]

Belle photo, mais comme plusieurs l'on mentionné, cadrée trop près du bout du bec. C'est pas grave car la beauté de ton sujet éclipse, surpasse et ignore complètement la portée de nos humbles critiques.

Bonita fotografía, pero como varios l'on mencionado, correspondida demasiado cerca del final del pico. Grave C'est no ya que la belleza de tu tema eclipsa, excede e ignora completamente el alcance de nuestras humildes críticas. (Traduction Babel Fish)

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  • lyta (42)
  • [2004-10-16 23:46]

Heavon forbid - You are a natural at wildlife photography! What a gift!

hi cesar,
great capture having nice colours and sharp details.the beak is too close to the edge of the picture but it's alright.
thank you for sharing.

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  • Remig Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (133)
  • [2006-04-10 9:16]

outstanding closeup. You did an excellent job with a great angle. No bird looks so majestic as a bird of prey.

Very nice pic.........

whatever it is..its a beautiful picture of a bird..:o)Awesome work!

wow it is so great photo;-)

beautiful bird. The image is too tight in the frame especially in front of the beak. Fill flash would also have helped you here to give you some noticable catch lights in the eye.

Hello Cesar,
This is a very good shot, excellent detail,Great capture! Nice color and detail and light.
You captured it with sharp details and good exposure and excellent composition. Well-done!

Nice head shot sharp but cropped to tight

Gran foto César!
excelente trabajo

Hello Ceaser
This is a grear close up of this bird .TFS

More then excellent photo,friend

thanks for sharing

Naseer ..

Beautiful capture of a magnificent animal. Love the details and the "look".

Ola Cesar, fantastica foto, parabéns. Magnifica ave.

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