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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-02 9:20
Viewed: 3471
Points: 12
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Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus axillaris
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-02 9:22]

Hi Faith. This is a fantastic picture of the Black-shouldered Kite and its prey . The fine looking bird has its huge eyes on you. Taken with good detail and natural colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-02 9:54]

Hello Fatih,
My favorite birds are the birds of prey. And here you got a Black-shouldered Kite with prey in very pleasing setting. Great eye contact, beautiful colours and good sharpness and details. Nice contrasting BG and composition.
All the best for 2010,

Hi Fatih,

Wonderful picture of this kite. You have got it in a great pose with the mouse and the pose also helps to show off some of its wing. Good colours and detail.
Good capture and TFS


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-01-02 11:47]

Hola Fatih: Que buen momento ha captado de esta hermosa rapaz con su presa, los elanos están entre mis favoritos. Muy buena toma y no conocía la especie...saludos

Hallo Fatih
What a beautiful bird is this Black-shouldered Kite, and you have captured it well. I just love the fluffy white feathers, especially where it comes together with the legs, the red eye and the very yellow paws. Everything of this bird is just lovely. I like the way it is looking down at you, showing the details of the big eyes to their best. Off course the mouse or rat he is grasping adds to the speciality of this image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Fatih.
Very good clarity and colors of this picture.
Interesting moment from life of this bird captured in photo.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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