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Flight of the Birds of Prey!

Flight of the Birds of Prey!
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird of Prey photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-25 1:46
Viewed: 2469
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that primarily hunt vertebrates, including other birds. Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing and/or piercing flesh. In most cases, the females are considerably larger than the males. The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force) and may refer informally to all birds of prey, or specifically to the diurnal group. Because of their predatory lifestyle, often at the top of the food chain, they face distinct conservation concerns.

Many species of bird may be considered partly or exclusively predatory; however, in ornithology the term "bird of prey" applies only to certain birds.

Ref : wikipedia

KOMSIS, aruntp, maurydv, CeltickRanger, Dis. Ac., paolo49, maaciejka, marius-secan, bungbing, peter_stoeckl, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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Ciao Foozi. Impressive DOf and details with best colours results.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-06-25 3:07]

Salam Foozi,
Excellent presentation!
Very nice photo. Very good focus, sharpness, colors, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,

wonderful timing. great photograph of birds chasing. good clarity. thanks for sharing.

Hello Foozi,
I think this one is even better. Very beautiful indeed! Beautiful colours and GREAT composition! A real pleasure to view. Well done.

Hallo Foozi,
a beautiful capture of these birds of prey, perfect focuisng and splendid natural colours, nice dynamic composition
Best regards

Ciao Foozi, fantastic in-flight capture of splendid couple, perfect focus on both, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Interesting composition with good details. regards yiannis

Hello Foozi

Great in-flight shot of these 2 different species
of birds of prey, both superbly focused
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-25 7:25]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful photo in clear colours and good sharpness. Excellent composition. Majestic poses.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-25 7:48]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent capture of these raptors, two Sea Eagles and a Brahminy Kite. The POV, composition and natural colours against a clear sky are excellent.
It looks like they are using a thermal to gain height and look for prey.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Foozi,

an very nice image from these 3 birds in different poses.
Good of sharpness and well composed.
Fine colors.


Hello Foozi , nice picture ... on the fly. a great shot and a beautiful moment captured. All the best, Paul

Hi Foozi,
very nice photo of these birds in flight. I have to tell you, that your note is interesting and educative.
Very good point of view. NIce natural colours. Very nice blue sky.
Have a nice Saturday,

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with interesting composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Foozi,
Very nice birds of prey in flight. The details and colors are great.
Excellent contrast against the blue sky.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-25 14:59]

Lovely pic, dear Foozi! TFS
Do you love poetry? Your pic made me think about this one:

"AS in their flight the birds of song
Halt here and there in sweet and sunny dales,
But halt not overlong;
The time one rural song to sing
They pause; then following bounteous gales
Steer forward on the wing:
Sun-servers they, from first to last,
Upon the sun they wait
To ride the sailing blast."Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Nice w-end!

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-25 15:48]

HI Foozi,very original and beautiful composition,and what a details and sharpness!!I like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
Beautiful photo, very good captured with excellent timing, great focus, very nice composition and lovely natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

Hello Foozi,
Impressive capture and a rare moment to have in a single shot 3 birds of prey. Great composition and nice colours. Well done!

Hi Foozi,
well documented encounter of at least two different species of eagles.
Remarkably good details. Showing all three of them in well chosen different angles is a special bonus here. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Foozi,

The birds are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the birds in flight, one of them is an eagle. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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