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White-eyed Buzzard-Good Bye

White-eyed Buzzard-Good  Bye
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamBirds, annick vanderschelden's favourites, Joe's Favourites 2, Pentaxfriend's favorites 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 1:50
Viewed: 3506
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Good bye friends!!!

This is White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) Juvenile . Adult bird is a small greyish brown hawk, about 45cm long, the White-eyed Buzzard has a white throat, two dark cheek stripes, brown and white underparts, and orange-yellow cere. Eyes white or yellowish white, conspicuous at close quarters. A whitish nuchal patch and buffish wing shoulders provide additional clues to its identity. Sexes alike. Singly, in open scrub country. Habits: Affects dry open country and thin deciduous forest; avoids humid and densely-wooded tracts. Rather sluggish. Perches on dry trees, telegraph posts, etc., and swoops down on its prey.

This picture is dedicated to my fellow TN Buddies Joe, Howard, Sumon and Rob who have left TN (i hope temporarily) these are the guys who are held in high esteem for their photographic skill and also for their support. I have also decided to take a vacation from TN to introspect the events that occurred yesterday.

Until then good bye friends!!

Goutham R

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Hello Goutham,

This is a beautiful final, just befor your vacation. A perfect compo. Colours are very natural. Sharp with a lot of fine details. Must be a dangerous place for this feller, when I saw the needles at the branches!

Thanks for sharing I till soon.

Greetings Bob

Hi Goutham,
A nice capture of this beautiful buzzard. Superb details and a lovely composition over the thorny plant. Very good dedication for the great photographers. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello goutham,

excellent capture of the white eye buzzard resting on top of the tree, you have managed exposure well here, the image is sharp & the details are lovely, I am sure that our friends will love to see this dedication,

I am taking break for a couple of weeks and hope to see your good work again when i come back,



Hi Goutham,
a big thanks for all your support.
I'm taking a month or so break from TN before considering to come back... I hope everything will be sorted by then.

Thanks very much.


Hello Goutham,
Excellent image!
It's a wow indeed.

Goodness, I bet it is a real comfort to your TN friends and mentors to have your support. I too hope that all is restored soon.
This is a lovely photo. All that needs to be sharp is sharp. I love the simple composition. I hope to see you back before long.

Evelynn : )

Hello Goutham,

Itís a sad day for TN when I see all these talented photographers leaving, you work is and has been an inspiration, along with Joe, Howard, Sumon and Rob.

I sincerely hope you'll all be back soon giving us the pleasure of your seeing your stunning work and your invaluable knowledge,


Sterling image of a Buzzard with the mist in the background, Goutham.
What a palpable monsoon atmosphere!
An ominous pall of despair has descended on TN in the last couple of days.
The spark and the fizz are gone.
Let us hope it is a passing phase.
All the best and regards.

Hi goutham,

I really do not know what happening, its really disheartning to see so many of you leaving..taking vacation from this site.I you use really start my day looking at TN pictures, now have to think..why start a gloomy day :(

This very well composed, sharp picture of the juenile buzzard, hope by the time you come back you will post the Real Grown up one. Till then happy shooting. TFS.

Another great shot of a raptor from you Goutham! I wanted to say that i noticed that your raptors have interesting sharpness which made me think about if the raptors are alive and perched on your photos at TN!

Ps: i don't know what was happened yesterday, but i don't like to hear that some of the members left TN! Hope that you all comeback soon!


Hi Goutham,

Excellent dedication to some SUPERB TN friends
i,m sorry to see them and you leaving TN and i hope these members will be back soon

This is a SUPERB shot
Excellent compo with perfect colors and space
beautifull sharp details

Keep in touch MF
Best regards Thijs

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-07-29 10:04]

Hello Goutham,

Wow!!! What a wonderful picture of this lovely bird!

The composition is perfect and the exposition, splendid!!!

I like the fact that the branches form a natural frame around the bird.

Excellent job...

BTW, I was not on TN for several months and wondering why so many excellent photographiers left last week!!! Is it possible to contact me privately in order to understand what happened on TN???

Personnally Goutham, I hope your absence won't be long because you are one of my favorite phototogher and will miss your wonderful pictures and your so pertinent comments, my friend.



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