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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-22 7:43
Viewed: 4035
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the main divinities Egyptian. He is the god of the azure, the heavenly spaces. The sun and the moon are His eyes.

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

Taken at the Ecomuseum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Description: The Red-tail is the largest hawk, usually weighing between 2 and 4 pounds. As with most raptors, the female is nearly 1/3 larger than the male and may have a wing span of 56 inches. This species shows a great deal of individual variation in plumage.
The adult has a rufous-colored tail that may or may not have a black terminal bar. Adults are dark brown on the back and the top of their wings. The underside of the bird is usually light with a dark belly band, and a cinnamon wash on the neck and chest. . Immatures resemble the adults except their tail is brown with dark bars; the red- tail molts in during its second year.
The adult Red-tailed Hawk is easily identified, for when it leaves its perch on slow, measured wing beats, or turns while soaring overhead, the broad, rounded tail shows a rich, russet red, hence the name. Within its range, its frequent soaring and loud voice are a good pointer.

This one is for those to whom it was their birthday recently. They have begun a new tour around the sun on our fragile space ship.

Thank you for looking.

dew77, TAZ, Eko, odin, JeanMichel, red45, slrnovice2, carper, wallhalla15, thistle, marhowie, Janice, cosci, Comandante, coasties, magiqa has marked this note useful
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-22 7:53]

Hello Luc!
Wonderful capture.Clear details,sharpness,lighting,BG,framing,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-22 8:09]

What an impressive Hawk that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks Luc for sharing this portrait.

Hi Luc,
Very sharp and extremely clear image.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-22 8:27]

Hi Luc!
Beautiful portrait with 3D effect.I liked lighting and sharpness very much.Thanks for posting.

En plein dans les photos d'oiseaux en ce moment, j'apprécie particulièrement votre buse à queue rousse, très bien cadré et bien ciselé sur un fond parfait. Belles couleurs également. Seul regret, le flash, qui donne aux yeux une couleur irréelle (vous connaissez mon opinion là-dessus). A part ça, c'est un magnifique portrait

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-22 9:55]

Great title Luc. This bird in this pose looks exactly like drawing of Horus. Beautifull eye, face. Detailed, sharp and with nice green shades on BG. I like it very much!

Hi Luc. I can see why the sun and moon are his eyes, you have caught that perfectly in this image - it is so sharp and luminous. The profile is both unusual and beautiful and you've made it the star of the show with your composition. The BG is perhaps a bit bright but not enough to be distracting and the colours are impressive. Nicely done :)

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-22 12:58]

yes it is nice Luc,
a good capture, thats a fact, very good details with the backlight. good in pov. I mis only the colours of the eye, but yes with this backlight it is not possible to see colour in the eye. realy nice photo, good job,
gr. Jaap

Fantastic shot Luc. Stunning detail, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition.
Thanks for posting.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-22 13:35]

Very nice portrait Luc.Sharp details&nice POCV.

Lovely shot Luc!
I like the POV and composition very much. Colours are great and details really good.
You've captured this beauty perfectly.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-23 1:39]

I really like the way you composed this portrait, Luc. Excellent POV, focus, and light. This red-tailed hawk looks very regal. A profile fit for the gods.
Felicitations, and TFS. : )

Excellent profile portrait Luc. Very sharp details and a well composed crop. Great light, colors and POV. I like your title, a very good choice! Well done MF.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-23 6:01]

Luc, your BEST! I love him. He is so beautiful, his eye is so deep and dark. And look at his yellow smiling lips. Excellent capture, so very, very well done. Thank you for sharing.

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  • cosci Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 14 W: 15 N: 3] (110)
  • [2005-08-23 7:41]

Great shot ... as usualy !
No other comment !

Hello Luc!
Wonderful portrait.Sharpness,clear details,cropping and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Luc

I love this composition! Very welll done. Nice OOF BG, with tack sharp, crystal clear details. Nice little catchlight too. Well done. Thanks.

Wonderful bird portrait!

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