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Pied Harrier

Pied Harrier
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-21 17:58
Viewed: 1968
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The pied harrier (Circus melanoleucos) is an Asian species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is migratory, breeding from Amur valley in eastern Russia and north-eastern China to North Korea. Wintering individuals can be found in a wide area from Pakistan to Philippines. The population consists of approximately 10,000 individuals and the number is thought to be in moderate decline.

This medium-sized harrier (length 45 cm/18in, wing span 115 cm/46in)[3] nests in steppes and associated wetlands. Wintering individuals are often seen hunting above rice paddies and marshes.

From Wikipedia

This harrier stays at a cleared sugar cane plane plantation. Soon it will go away as rubber plants are being planted. As the rubber grow, it will find a new habitat.
We are going to miss its presence.

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Good to see you back, Foozi.
Wonderful in-flight capture of this lovely bird.
You were well positioned to take this picture.

Ciao Fozi, nice see you again on TN, great capture of fantastic in- flight rapax, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi-after a long gap you are here with a beautiful bird.Wish you are well.Nice captured with good colour and sharpness.Like it.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hi Foozi,
Beautifully composed photo with the harrier's looking at the ground to find pray, and (s)he was placed just to the rightest corner of the pic. Pleasant composition and even the exposure time seems a little too slow, a fascinating image overall. Good to see you're back to TN.
Best regards, László

wawazela! I don't remember if we saw this one in our Malaysian trip. A very nice bird indeed and a perfect shot.

Ciao Fozi
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
尤其是在空中角度的 真是很棒
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-22 6:59]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this Pied Harrier in beautiful light and contrasting colours. A pity that we can't see the eye. Good sharpness and composition. Nice blurry background.

timely photographed bird. excellent lighting and stunning frame. great work. tfs. really loved it.

Bonjour Foozi,
Excellente coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier le sujet dans une superbe attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

amazing harrier, fantastic picture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-26 16:16]

Hi Foozi,great timing to take this magnificent in flight bird,i like the wings position and the spectacular detail despite the fast mouvement! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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