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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 17:15
Viewed: 3834
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not sure about ID on this bird but will upload info later if I am enlightened.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 240/1 mm

marhowie, Fisher, PDP, TAZ, wallhalla15, scottevers7, moemf, dew77 has marked this note useful
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-09 18:06]

Hi Stephen,

Well done on the capture and composition.
I would have liked to have seen a better eye contact. It's a beauty.
Have you the full monty? It does help in I.D. as you all have birds of prey in captivity from North America.


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-09 18:39]

Hi Stephen, lovely portrait of this beauty. It's a great close up and very good colours. I do think there is a little sharpness and detail lacking, not much mind, I'm talking mainly about the eye and the feathers on the neck.

Very nice.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-09 20:45]


I like this sharply focused portrait. It's well exposed. Not much to say about composition, but there is a beautiful brillance in it.
Great shot and TFS

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-11-09 21:13]

Beautiful portrait.
I think this is Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)

Superb close-up pic.
We can really feel the intense look of this bird prey.
Need to be add to the Animal Portrait Theme !!!

Hello Stephen.
Excellent details and sharpness, great composition and great colours/lighting. Excellent work! Its an excellent portrait shot. Thanks for posting.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-10 3:48]

WooooW ! Beautiful and interesting portrait that you have well done ! Congratulations Stephen and thanks for sharing.

" Life is so rare in the universe and Nature so precious, we must take care of them! " Christian...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-10 4:39]

Stephan, excellent shot of the bird, great sharp details and colours. Well shown, thank you.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-10 5:57]

excellent portrait
I like very much.

Hi Stephen,
Excellent portrait with a perfect title. That is a very intense look. Goos detail , and the colors are superb. I recently posted a Harris's Hawk, and I do not believe it is one of those. What ever species, it is beautiful!

Hi Stephen,
You have caught the beautiful bird very well.
The look is great, pity that the right eye is in shadow.
Well composed. nice colours and good details.
Very well done.

Great portrait Stephen - This does possess an "intense" quality as you lock onto the birds eyes..I like it! 7/10 - Well done & Thank You.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-10 9:42]

Face to face with predator! Superb portrait Stephen. Great looking eyes, good light and colours. I especially like bright yellow beak. Good work!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-11-10 14:41]


Well done! Intense, enough said!


Great capture Stephen.
Sorry it's a rushed visit tonight.
Your post is well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting

Nice close up sot of this raptor, very nice portrait and nice POV. Paul :)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-16 5:25]

Hello Stephen!
Excellent portrait.Sharpness,POV,details,colors,expression on face and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Awesome portrait. Perfect POF, DOF and background.

Great work.

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