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Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-08 12:24
Viewed: 3819
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey restricted to Africa. It is breeding on trees, mostly flat crowned Acacias. During display flight it is soaring high over its territory.
This picture has been taken just after a heavy thunder storm with dark clouds and just a bit of sunshine from the right,
Both Birds are sitting on the nest, calling, preening each other leaving the nest after a few minutes to go hunting.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-08 12:54]

Hello Tom
Wow! Very nice capture of these interesting birds
Thanks for sharing

Hello Tom,
Impressive photo of this lovely pair in a symmetric composition; very good sharpness and despite the cloudy weather the colours are wonderful. Best wishes, Pambos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-08 13:14]

Hello Tom,
Beautiful photo in an excellent composition taken from a very good POV. Good sharpness and natural colours. Very nice scene.

hello Tom

when i was 13 years old i remember one day
i opened an very old Larousse dictionary
to see about hunting dogs and about birds,
that day for the first time i saw an drawing
of the Serpentaire and read about it,
since that day it stayed in my mind,

excellent shot of these Serpentaires
with fine POV légèrement en contre-plongé,
with there pose photo shot at the best moment,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Tom
What a beautiful picture, excellent sharpness and contrast. Excellent POV. Beautiful bird species discovered in other countries. Continued thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-01-08 15:13]

Ola Tom Belas aves e belas foto com composição e nitides exelente,as cores ficaram firmes e belas parabéns.

Hi Tom,
Very nice image of these two love birds. I didn't realize that were birds of prey. Nice focus and colors.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-09 2:46]

Hello tom,
such an exciting capture. You have presented a special bird to me. But most of all the clarity and details are stunning.
you have presented an action shot that comes from a pretty species.


Hello Tom,
What a fantastic shot. i've often come across these birds in the Kruger National Park but never had the privilege to photograph them as they were always a bit out of range. Congratulations.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Tom
Impressive birds and beautiful photo with excellent composition wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Wow TOM,
This a super shot, crossed heads ,lovely lighting and superb details make this a pleasant watch.

Hello Tom,

Very nice capture of beautiful couple of secretary bird.

Thank you for sharing wonderful photo.

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