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Mockingbird vs Cuban Black Hawk

Mockingbird vs Cuban Black Hawk
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Masterpiece in Nature-Photography! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-25 14:01
Viewed: 3976
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Cuba.

Mockingbird claiming a perch from a Cuban Black Hawk.

The Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures.
It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where restricted to coastal areas.
Its status was first evaluated for the IUCN Red List in 2008, being listed as near threatened.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario

WOW ! what superb timing for this photo !
and both birds are superbly focused
with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-25 14:07]

Hello Moario.
The details are super sharp. The exposure is perfect, and the pose and POV are excellent. Just a wonderful shot.Best regards Siggi

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-08-25 14:09]

Hi Mario
great timing here and perfect sharpness for this action scene
maybe a bit more contrast would improve the picture

hello Mario,
such a splendid mood that you have captured! and an excellent timing. a suitable POV. good that you have got a blue sky too. the shadows say, the Sun was not against your camera.. if we ignore the blurring part and slightly over exposure, then it's a perfect shot in the world of Nature-photography.
thanks for sharing.


PS: the compliment goes mainly for the mood, POV and timing.

Wicked action Mario. You really got a winner here. Everythings in focus and with good detail. Just a super shot! TFS Trevor

hello Mario,
two nice bird in one frame. great moment you captured with perfect sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

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