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Cuban Black Hawk

Cuban Black Hawk
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 10:36
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From last December holiday in Cuba

Unfortunately the picture (hand held) did not come out strait and I had to rotate it. Because of that I had to fill up the upper left and lower right corners by cloning the background.

Cuban Black Hawk (Cuban Crab Hawk)
Buteogallus gundlachii
(Cabanis, 1855)
Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii

The Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures.

It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where restricted to coastal areas. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk (B. anthracinus), but recent evidence suggests it should be treated as a separate species.[1] Consequently, the AOU formally acknowledged it as a species in 2007.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-16 10:44]

Hello Mario!
Wow! What a beauty!
Not only a gorgeous bird, this Cuban Black Hawk,
but also a splendid in-flight action capture.
The pose, the sharp details, the colors, make this a prize-winning shot!
TFS. : )

Hi Mario
very nice shot of this flying raptor: very good sharpness and perfect exposure of the bird.
I better do not ask what you pasted away on the upper left corner ;-)

Impresionanta captura ta!
De exceptie!
Detalii si culori impresionate.
Este de pe acum favorita mea.
Sincere si calde felicitari!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-16 10:57]
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Hello Mario,
This is really a fantastic photo. Shaprness and details are amazing. Very beautiful natural colours. Your timing was perfect. Only: What have you done in the left corner above?

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-16 10:58]

Excellenta captura! Felicitari! N-am crezut ca se poate realiza o imagine de asemenea calitate cu o pasare in zbor cu obiectivul pe care si eu il folosesc. Se vede ca timpul, experienta si profesionalismul si-au spus cuvantul.
Numai bine

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-16 11:17]

Hi Mario. I have to say this is a first class inflight close up of this Cuban Black Hawk . You were able to caapture every detail in the well focused featehrs. Your use of the light has given such natural looking colours. Very well taken tFs.

hello Mario

a great close-up in-flight photo of the Cuban Black Hawk
with fine POV, superb focus great sharpness and details
of its dark plumage, i love to see details of the blurred background,



Buna Mario,
Excelenta imagine, de o acuratete impresionanta. Detalii si culori superbe.
O compozitie perfecta!

Hello Mario,
Excellent capture, with fine details and beautiful background. The timing is perfect. I think you can make the cloning better, without the lines, more blurred.
Best regards,

fantastically sharp capture, TFS Ori

Buna Mario.
Pot sa spun ca poza asta este perfecta.
Foarte bune detalii,claritate si culori.Subiectul se vede excelent.Felicitari.Alin.

another great capture in Cuba with excellent exposure
i like posture of wings a front green colors of palms
thanks Mario ciao sERGIO

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