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The Brahminy
Photo Information
Copyright: kiran poonacha (kiran_poonacha) (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-13 1:20
Viewed: 4154
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A common bird found near waterbodies, great hunter of fish. always wanted to make a good image of this beauty.

Tech spec: 1/1000, F 8, -2/3 expo compensation
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hi kiran
another great raptor!
perfect sharpness with nice bg and perfect exposure, dof all over the bird

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-13 2:56]

Hi Kiran,
this is a real splendid shot of the kite. Excellent clarity ans superbs sharpness. the muted background is so lovely and the angle of light reall makes this capture ans outstanding one.


Watching your amazing work on these birds, I can say for shure that you don't need any luck, you need tough, continuing the excelent work. Your images reflects what I'm after on mines, clean backgrounds, amazing light work, beautiful textures and details. My best regards.

Filipe Caetano

Hi Kiran,

Yet again another bold image of the common kite, but rarely photograhped with such details. well done.tfs.

Good one well composed

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-04-13 9:05]

very elegant pose and fine capture, very special. tfs.

hello Kiran
a very beautiful shot of the prey bird
the details on his plumage are superb
excellent pose, colors and BG
TFS Jacqueline

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-04-13 21:21]

Hello Kiran,
This is a fantastic shot, very sharp and well composed image.. Well done


You exhibit sheer genius in bird imagery, Kiran.
My God, what a life-like image with excellent colours, contrasts and details on the bird's plumage!
This goes to my favourite folder, happily.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Kiran,

Excellent portrait like picture...looks like it has posed for you...good colour contrast, POV and sharpness...

thanks for sharing

Hallo Kiran
Thanks for sharing this majestic Fish Eagle with us. It is a sheer delight to look at this bird, especially from behind, showing its backfeathers in all its glory and splendour. This photo is jam packed with awesome detail and features, and to describe a bird as beautiful as this is actually time wasting, as only word is needed Gorgeous. It is indeed a very striking image, that almost looks like a studio shot. A good close-up with clear details. I enjoyed the sight. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-15 10:41]

Hello Kiran,
Yesterday I didn't had any points left, so I waited till today to give this photo and you what it deserves.
Fantastic photo in excellent contrasts and sharpness. The colours are so clear and the light is gorgeous. Great pose, composition, POV, DOF and OOF BG. High quality.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-04-21 10:33]

Very beautiful shot. Technically excellent in every way. Gary

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-05-31 7:36]

Hi Kiran,

The colors and the pose of this beautiful bird are incredible. This bird is completely in balance. I will add it to my favorites.


beautiful capture, TFS Ori

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