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Pale Chanting Goshawk

Pale Chanting Goshawk
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Copyright: Daniel Swerts (Dee_eS) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 40] (548)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Sigma 80-400 OS, Sigma UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hawks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-24 3:53
Viewed: 5608
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus) taken at one of the waterholes in Etosha N.P. from an open vehicle, lens resting on a beanbag. Common resident in Namibia, South Africa and Botswana
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Fantastic shot!!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-24 4:34]

Hi Daniel,

Great interesting shot of this Goshawk. The pose on the big branch is wonderful and the colors and background are okay.


Hello Daniel,
Very good one..
Was the vehicle's engine turned off? I suppose so..
Wonderful perch.
Didn't notice this Melierax canorus in South Africa.
Well done

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-24 5:22]

Hi Daniel,
Nice capture of this beautiful raptor. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-24 5:45]

Hello Daniel,
What a splendid capture of this beautiful Goshawk in a fine pose on a perch that looks like a well-used dinner table! Great focus and very sharp details. A beautiful soft background and a lovely composition too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Daniel,
Great shot, fantastic composition and pov, excellent sharpness and nice depth of field, lovely colors and good light, geat pose and nice details.well done.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-02-24 8:25]

Dag Daniel, Bonjour,
Goede compositie met de boomstam en de positie van het lichaam.
Mooie focus met wazige achtergrond.
Fijne foto en TFS

Exelente foto de grande qualidade e muito bem composta parabens.

Hi Daniel

Great shot of this beautiful raptor. Good pose of him cleaning his bill.
Good sharpness and well composed.



A little unusual to have a Goshawk on a branch like that near water. You would normally expect to see a heron or darter there!

Well composed pic. The DOF, BG, POV, sharpness, detail and lighting are all very good.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-03 7:56]

Hallo Daniel,
Als roofvogelliefhebber trof ik deze foto van jou. Fantastisch zoals deze Bleke Zanghavik er op staat. Ik heb ze zelf in Afrika ook gezien, maar heb ze nooit zo mooi kunnen fotograferen. Goede scherpte en prachtig contrasterende kleuren tegen de achtergrond. Mooie compositie. Kom zo nog terug voor een andere foto.

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