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White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-03 4:10
Viewed: 1872
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot two years ago in Southern Pakistan in a small coastal area. I sighted this bird of prey perched on a concrete pillar far away. Because of some good light of low angle sun i was able to get some decent details. My subject appears grainy because i took this shot at almost max zoom of my bridge camera. Fellows here are well aware that telescopic fixed lenses can't be an effective alternate to good branded lenses. Still some good light and contrast with blue sky has given me an overall decent shot. Some info about white-eyed buzzards from wikipedia is as under:

The White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) is a medium sized hawk, unrelated to the true buzzards of the genus Buteo, found in South Asia. Adults are characteristic, having a rufous tail, a distinctive white iris and a white throat with a contrasting mesial stripe and bordered by dark moustachial stripes. The head is brown and the median coverts of the upper wing are pale. They do not have typical carpal patches found on the underside of the wings of true buzzards but the wing lining appears dark in contrast with the flight feathers. They often sit upright on perches for prolonged periods and will soar on thermals in search of insect and small vertebrate prey. They are vociferous in the breeding season and several birds may be heard calling as they soar together.
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GREAT!! shot
so good sharpness and nice light
i like this shot
thanks gr lou

Hi Akbar,
It's nice that the light is under the birdm and a good focus. Thanks Andy

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-02-03 16:45]

Hello Akbar,
I think your Canon PowerShot SX50 HS did a superb job, I would be thrilled to capture such an image as this. Detail is excellent and the warm colors are very attractive. I love the unique eye color and intense look it has on it's face. It has posed perfectly for you and the clean blue BG is a wonderful bonus. Great notes. Well done!!

Hi Akbar - Beautiful species this "White-eyed Buzzard" and well captured. Very sharp eyes with natural color and sharpness. Against blue sky looks nice...Thanks for sharing. Best regards - Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-04 7:13]

Hi Akbar,the best light and a magnificent pose for a great shot,absolutely perfect,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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