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Ferruginous Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Harrison (matthew) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 1 N: 86] (342)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fuji S5 Pro, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-16 7:59
Viewed: 4875
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ferruginous Hawk, (Buteo regalis), is a large buzzard-type hawk and is the largest hawk species although not considered a True Hawk.

Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, like the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two colour forms:

Light morph birds are rusty brown on the upper parts and pale on the head, neck and underparts with rust on the legs and some rust marking on the underwing. The upper wings are grey.
Dark morph birds are dark brown on both upperparts and underparts with light areas on the upper and lower wings.
Their breeding habitat is prairie and open country in mid-western North America. They build a stick nest on top of a tree or cliff edge, sometimes on the ground. Sometimes, cattle dung is used to line nest; historically, buffalo dung was used.

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wow exellent shot
nice colours well focused and
vey nice moment
best regards Toba

Hi Matthiew,
This is a wonderful portrait. Excellent sharpness and details of the eye, mouth and feathers are excellent.


Hi Matthew,
Amazing shot of this hawk, well detailed with good colors, good BG also
Really a great shot

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-09-16 8:52]

Absolutly great!!
Magnificent striking portrait of this beautiful hawk with its beak open :)
I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing, Matthew!

Bonjour Matthew,magnifique portrait avec beaucoup de détails et de splendides couleurs.Bravo

hi matthew
a new one very good
very good deatils and colors

aleks ;)
best wishes

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-16 9:28]

Great shot (I can't say this or previous one is better)

Bonjour Matthew.
Trés belle image.Amitiés.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-16 9:43]

Hi Matthew,
excellent portrait of this Ferruginous Hawk, of which i have never heard of. Great detail and colours, it's nice to be able to study this bird with it's beak open so you can really see it shape properly. Good work.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-16 11:30]

Hi Matthew. This is an excellent close up shot. you have captured fine detail and sharp focusing. with natural colours. very good light in the eye. well done TFs. good notes too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-16 11:47]

Hello Matthew,
Perfect sharpness, focus and colours. The light is so beautiful. Great focus, BG and composition.

Hi Matthew

Excellent shot. Nice timing to get the beak open. Clear and sharp. Very well done!

Well composed, Matthew.
Good moment.
Good BG and POV.
Well done

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-09-16 12:57]

Hi Matthew,
Lovely portrait of this Hawk, great exposure in good light, nice detail in the eye and feathers, a very nice capture. I think an increase in contrast and some sharpening would add a little punch but it's great as it is. Interesting note too, nice work.

hello mattew
beautiful shot whère the glance of this raptor makes cold in the back, great clearness well done

Hi Mathew,
Another fine shot of the hawk.
The open beak view is so cool.
Fine detail, color, and composition.
Well done

Hello Matthew superb timing and focus fine detail DOF well chosen, excellent exposure superb quality tfs rgds Necip.

Your closeups are amazing...such detail and perfect lighting. WOW!

That eye is mesmerizing! WOW!

Hello Matthew
What a great portrait of this Hawk,
Perfect focusing,lighting and compition,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

awesome bird and pose...I really like it, such a clear image with such a lovely details

Very beautiful shot with everything perfect, POV, composition, sharpness and detials, natural colors, DOV, and the exposure is spot on.

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