<< Previous Next >>

Melierax canorus

Melierax canorus
Photo Information
Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 5:33
Viewed: 5089
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Melierax canorus, Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Autour chanteur observé dans le Parc National d'Etosha près d'Okaukuejo.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

siggi, Argus, marius-secan, joska, uleko, jusninasirun, rousettus, Adanac, maurydv, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Lovely image with impeccable detail of this magnificent bird Gerard. Fine bright colors and amazing clarity. The chosen viewing angle is superb. Bravo my friend! Fantastic work in my opinion.
George Veltchev

Hello Gerard,
compliments a beautiful picture, excellent, excellent BG and POV, sharpness and color.
Very very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
hello Vanni

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-08 5:45]

Hello Gerard.
This is a great picture from the Chanting Goshawk. Great sharpness, details and excellent POV. Great colours and very nice bg too. This is great composition. Thank you my friend.Regards Siggi

hello Gerard
super pose with great details and super sharpness
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hi Gerard
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-08 6:46]

Bonjour Gérard,
An excellent capture of this raptor while standing on one foot.
Excellent POV taken with fine sharpness, colours and lighting against a clear sky.
A bienôt,

Hello Gerard,
Splendid bird with superb colours, very nice details and perfect focus. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Fantastic capture with
great POV and lovely background.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-08 7:55]

Hello Gérard,
Beautiful photo of this Pale Chanting goshawk in excellent sharpness and fine natural colours. Good composition and a nice blue sky in the BG.

Hola Gerard

Preciosa composición de colores y contrastes estupendos y que originalidad solo apoyado en una pata como los flamencos. Un buen POV y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-08 8:40]

Hello Gerard
Excellent capture of this predator.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-08 9:54]

Hi Gerard,
Very nice photo of this beautiful Bird, TFS!

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-08 12:48]

Hello Gerard,
A beautiful capture of this Goshawk showing it in a fine pose.
Wonderful light and colours and great sharpness against the blue sky. Very well done!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-08 12:59]

Salut Gerard,tres belle prise de vue dans la meilleure lumiere et tres belle position aussi de cet etrange oiseux,impressionante nettete' et contrasts.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Hello Gérard.
Amazing perch with one leg stand of this beautiful bird.
The perch is excellent against the spotless sky. Sharp image with good details.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

salut Gérard
what a beautiful hawk and its great capture. focus, pose, POV and composition very nice. eyes contact and timing also great. thanks for sharing. best wishes

very good pose and scene, haughty, a fine shot!
TFS Nasos

  • Great 
  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-09 14:50]

Hi Gerard,

A wonderful capture of this amazing looking bird. I have not seen a Chanting Goshawk before - he is quite impressive. The details of his face, eye, beak and feathers are excellent and the colors are beautiful. I love the one-legged pose and the nice vertical composition.


  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-09 19:59]

Hello Gerard,
Thank you sir for introducing me to my second new species today and suppling such a superb image of it to get acquitted. Marvellous work Gerard, thank you.

Hello Gerard,
A beautiful neat clear and strong image.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-15 0:58]

Hello Gerard,
very lively view of this bird. Nice colours and fine details of the feathers. how the soft blue sky gives a pleasant composition on this well featured image.
This low angle shot gives a strong and proud composition to the bird.
Well done.


Hallo Gerard,
une superbe capture de ce merveilleux oiseau de proie, une très bonne netteté, un très beau cadrage avec un efficace point de vue.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Gerard,

an very nice shot from this bird.
Good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.


Bonjour Gerard

Beautiful portrait of this fearsome raptor. Excellent composition and good sharpness.


Calibration Check