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The White Eyed Buzzard Swallowing prey

The White Eyed Buzzard Swallowing prey
Photo Information
Copyright: kiran poonacha (kiran_poonacha) (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Prey- RAPTORS (III), The predator with the Prey 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 2:23
Viewed: 3958
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a follow up to my yesterdays image, This Image shows how the WEB swallow small prey whole.
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Hello Kiran! Very interesting scene. Original capture. Good contrast. Very good sharpness. Well done!

Good contrast. Very good sharpness.

Hallo Kiran
What a wonderful photo. How beautiful is this bird of prey and how perfectly you captured it. Not a sight we all love to see, but that is true nature. The colourful and bright details are truly impressive, and the patterns on the bird's paws is captured and displayed perfectly. The eye looks devious and cruel. Thank you very much for sharing.

Hi Kiran
juts great everything perfect plus great actio looking forward for other raptors of india

You are a professional, Kiran. It would be an insult to classify you among us amateurs.
This is a super class image that leaves no scope for nit-picking and yapping about unnecessarily.
Your work is a source of inspiration for me, individually.
Best regards.

Hi Kiran,
A nice capture of this beautiful buzzard with its prey. Sharp details and a lovely composition with very good contrast. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-04-16 6:17]

Hi Kiran
Excellent moment.
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

nice series of action picture

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-16 8:14]


This is another great shot in what could be a very nice series. I have a question for you, after a bit of background info. In my town we have less contact with raptors, but many owls. When my kids were in grade school, they did a project of finding and dismantling an owl pellet- the regurgitated bones after digestion. It was fascinating for all of us and we were able to reconstruct nearly a whole mouse. I would assume your WEB does the same thing- have you ever looked at this end of the process? The photography would be macro rather than telephoto, but still very interesting.

Two other questions for you- are you shooting from a blind? How far from you to the bird in this image? These answers would be of great interest to anyone who wants to try and match your success.

Thanks for the great pix.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-04-16 9:38]

Hi Kiran,
What a wonderful picture.Very impressive.Very good sharpness and contrast.Lovely composition .
Thanks for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-16 12:00]

Hi kiran . A follow on from yesterdays picture. And what fantastic timing.. Down the hatch as we say. the birds eyes look even larger. You have taken this with fine detail and such naural colours. well done TFS.

Hi Kiran,

This is ultimate capture. well done.tfs

  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2009-04-22 9:50]

What a moment to capture. Well done Kiran.

Wow! Talk about the circle of life.

Excellent detail, Kiran. I hope you have a telephoto lens and weren't too close!


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