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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 16:57
Viewed: 3915
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In fact, shutter speed here was 1/3200. I couldn't find this option when filling the data beside.

I usually "chase" such guys around. Sometimes, when they see me, they fly from post to post. Since I ride a motorcycle, I go after them. Sometimes, the efforts pay off.

I must confess that birds of prey are the ones I like to shoot the most. That doesn't mean I don't like to shoot other creatures, but it's thrilling when I'm before such a bird.

If anyone out there can help with the ID, since now, thanks a lot.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-30 17:01]

Imponente ave Livio con esa postura arrogante y sus intensos colores contra el fondo del cielo con muy buena nitidez, gracias al apropiado foco.
Me gusta como se distingue el ojo con total claridad y el pequeño reflejo muy estético.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

I prefer shooting hawks too, but get the chance only when they migrate through. The number of trees around here is also a major obstacle for getting clear shots. I believe this is a Red Shoulder Hawk, or at least that is what it appears to me. I actually have a Red Tailed Hawk perching on my land, he has made several attempts to get my dog, a Jack Russel Terrier. My dog could very well lose this battle, but I hope not. Nice shot and glad you have such a great time chasing them down, the thrill after all is in the capture by what ever means possible! ;)


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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-30 17:56]

Hola Livio, bonita imagen, y buenos contrastes de colores. Buena nitídez. Buen trabajo. Saludos Sira

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-30 18:17]

Hola Livio:
¡Magnifica macro! Has logrado capturar una pose
caracteristica de esta ave rapaz y su mirada atenta y vigilante, con una expresiòn en su ojo que si yo fuera ratòn me morirìa del susto. Muy cerca de mi casa, en un arbol muy alto, han hecho un nido los chimangos, y a menudo los veo sobre una antena de TV. Son imponentes.
Saludos, y felicitaciones por esta gran compo.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-30 18:51]

Hola Livio. Pues despues de perseguir a esta bella ave, lograste una muy buena postal a pesar de la velocidad con la que tomaste la foto. Saludos Luis52.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-30 19:21]

Hello Livio,
What a proud looking hawk. This kind of perspective works here very well accompanied by the sky-background and very nice evening sun.
Best greetings and TFS!

Hi Livio,
Great shot,I like the colours and great details!


Great shot Livio. Nice details of the plumage, good composition and beautiful blue background. TFS!

Hi Livio,
Very nicely capturing this hawk. Sharp and neat.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-31 1:48]

Hello Livio,
Wonderful capture of this hawk against the blue sky.POV,warm lighting,catchlight in eyes,framing and composition are excellent.

Hi Livio

An excellent shot with a fantastic tall alert pose from your model. Very clear. Love the catchlight in the eye. Nice work. TFS.

hi livio!
great bird and you shows
him very nicely
sharp with fine composition
and you handle the exposure
well done!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-31 6:07]

Hi Livio

Wow...now that was a VERY fast shutter speed...and you still managed to get a lot of light - especially on this beautiful hawk's chest.
The colors and tones here are outstandin and the contrast between the warm colors on the bird and that lovely blue sky BG is impeccable.
I also like the pose here - simply demanding respect! One can easily see why you like these birds the most :)
The details are also charming and the composition wonderful!

Bravo and TFS

PS: just for my personal curiosity...what kind of a bike do you have? ;)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-31 14:29]

Great shot livio, great pose from the hawk, good colours sharpnes good job ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-01-31 18:49]

Hi Livio,
Birds of prey are very awesome creatures. I can understand liking to shoot them w/ the camera...;-)
I have such a hard time achieving a high shutter speed w/ my camera that it makes me wonder if I should have gone w/ a canon...;-) 1/3200...Wow!
The lighting looks really good, as does everything else!

hola Livio,
Magnifica toma! muy buenos detalles y colores, muestras al ave muy bien en esta foto.
La especie es lo que llamamos gavilan sabanero o savanna hawk en ingles(Buteogallus meridionalis)

Hi Livio
Magnifique, Ce faucon est vraiment très beau et la qualité de la photo le met bien en valeur.Tu est chanceux d'avoir pu le suivre avec ta moto.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-02-03 11:54]

wauw, what a proud bird Livio,
I like it too see them those birds of prey,
you captured it very good, fine clear shot, good pov and good quality, very nice wild shot.
gr. jaap

Bom dia, Livio.
Que linda essa foto!
Gosto das cores, da nitidez e do bichinho.


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