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Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier
Photo Information
Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, Canon EF100-400 IS, Fuji Provia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel, wildlife of israel2, Flying images, Birds of Prey- RAPTORS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-05 9:31
Viewed: 5207
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marsh Harrier, (Circus aeruginosus)camon wintering
bird in the Hulla valley in northern Israel is one of the wintering areas for the euro-asian raptors.
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Very nice stop action, Eyal. The light hits it's head perfectly and your focus there makes this image extremely well done.

  • Great 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-05 10:35]

A relative to the North American Nothern Harrier/Marsh hawk. Well done on your capture of this Harrier. The clouds above and below the bird adds to this shot.


A bird looking very intent on the hunt here, well seen with a good amount of detail at distance.
we still have a few here in the UK but mainly its henharrier of moorland we get to se.

I haven't seen these over here yet ("Busard des roseaux" in french). The tilted head towards the ground shows very well he's looking for a prey here. I like the slightly blurred wings tips and the beautiful background shades. Bird is sharp and well exposed. I would appreciate some info about shooting conditions (distance, environment and if he was flying or stationary against the wind like kestrels). Very good shot, Eyal. Thanks.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-05 14:56]

Very good, this looks like the Europeen MH, as he is known to us. They are rare visitoes to our country, and I would love to se one for real. I like the POV and details you captured, well done!

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Very nice capture, well done.

Very good flying shot Eyal. I like the way he is looking/hunting. You captured a very interesting moment.

very nice bird. action stop and sharpnes very good.

it is a very nice photo. good stop of action and sharpness on the head. also the look is very interesting.congrats.

Very successful shot!
I know it's very hard to get such a sharp shot for such details and timing.
Great Job!

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