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Copyright: dean williams (geodean) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (168)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): workshops photos with minimum 3 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 15:00
Viewed: 4145
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not sure exactly what kind of a hawk this is, my bird book does not show one like this where I found it.
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great action capture but it needs a bit of sharpening as well as some lightening.

Hello Dean,
Very nice in flight capture.
Good reaction you have.
Can't help you out with the name of the bird, sorry for that.
Pity part of the right wing is of, but that does'nt effect the image to much and is just a minor flaw.
I like the composition with the diagonal lines of the wings and body head combination very much and the wide spread wing and tail are wonderful.
The image seems a little under exposed though.
I did rework it a little in photoshop.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi Dean,
You have a bad book (I recommend "Birds of Chile", Jaramillo, Burke & Beadle - should be also available locally albeit in Spanish). Once called Variable Hawk until the recent split of once-associated race poecilochrous (B. poecilochrous = Puna Hawk), this is now Red-backed Hawk (Buteo polyosoma). This is the nominate race polyosoma, and this is a normal morph adult female.

Hi Dean,
a nice in-flight shot with good POV and composition.
It's a bit underexposed not easy to shot against the sky,
you can open up with 1 to 2 step for a more correct exposure.
I did a WS with the BG intouched and the bird a bit brigher
as you asked for, but I prefer the WS Harry did.
Well done.

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