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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-17 1:52
Viewed: 472
Points: 14
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The western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is a large harrier, a bird of prey from temperate and subtropical western Eurasia and adjacent Africa.

It is also known as the Eurasian marsh harrier. The genus name Circus is derived from the Ancient Greek kirkos, referring to a bird of prey named for its circling flight (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier. The specific aeruginosus is Latin for "rusty".

This species has a wide breeding range from Europe and northwestern Africa to Central Asia and the northern parts of the Middle East. It breeds in almost every country of Europe but is absent from mountainous regions and subarctic Scandinavia. It is rare but increasing in Great Britain where it has spread as far as eastern Scotland.[3] In the Middle East there are populations in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran, while in Central Asia the range extends eastwards as far as north-west China, Mongolia, and the Lake Baikal region of Siberia.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-17 7:20]

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo of this harrier in flight. Not easy to get such a lovely light and good details in a flying object. Great composition too.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-04-17 8:00]

Wow what a catch the perfect frame and exposure,
Well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-17 12:22]

Hi Marius,no needs words,this is new wonderful masterwork,absolutely perfect the quality and the best wings position too,simply great! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marius,
Fantastic photo of this harrier in-flight.


Beautiful bird and perfect framing of this Marsh Harrier. Although far, but good focus and details. Good work, Marius, even in such unfriendly background.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Marius

Great in-flight shot of this bird of prey in his majestic in-flight pose,
fine POV and framing, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Ciao Mariuis, great capture of fantastic inflight rapaxe, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, Happy Easter to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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