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The pair

The pair
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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: 2012-01-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-22 14:26
Viewed: 2642
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Secretary bird pair on the nest
The nest was on a rather small thorny bush, about 4 meters high, we had to wait about 20 minutes until the second bird, probably the male flew in and the incubating female stood up

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Hello Tom
Beautiful picture of this pair of Sagittarius serpentarius, excellent sharpness and contrast. Great POV, compliments and thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-22 15:03]

Splendid image Tom!
Great sharpness and beautiful lightness; perfect POV and nice natural colours; perfect contrast with a blue sky. A beauty!!
Thanks for sharing

nice pair, TFS Ori

Hello Tom

Great photo of these wonderful birds, love the POV
« en contre-plongé » to show how high they are,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Another fantastic photo of these amazing birds Tom! The composition, the pose, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

beautiful photograph of these pair Tom! Very elegant shot!Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-23 5:29]

Excellent picture and presentation of this beatuful pair of "secretarios" in Spanish. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-23 7:23]

Hello Tom,
such a lively bird. The moment is so superbly taken and composed.
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Very stunning capture.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-23 10:51]

Hello Tom,
A superb capture of this nesting pair.
The technical standard is top and the pose of these two Secretary birds is great and taken from a fine POV against the blue sky.
Thanks and ahve a great weekend,

Bonjour Tom,
Très belle scène valorisant bien les sujets.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-03-23 12:40]

Hi Tom,
Nice picture of that the pair secretary bird. Nice colours with excellent details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-23 14:13]

Hi Tom,

These birds are fantastic. What a couple! I would say majestic the way you caught these creatures. Wonderful colors,light, pov and sharpness.
My compliments!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-24 6:51]

Beautiful image of lovely pair posing majestically, fine composition and the background enhances the image quality. tfs.

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