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Raptor at Sunset

Raptor at Sunset
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Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-10 1:39
Viewed: 4989
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One afternoon on a particularly quiet game drive, heading back to camp, I came across a lone raptor sitting at the top of a dead tree. Once I saw the golden afternoon sunlight striking the juvenile African Hawk Eagle, I got my camera out placed it on the beanbag and took a few frames.....

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Hi Sheriff
very nice light
a classical example where perfect WB would destroy the evening ambiance

Hello Sheriff,

This picture is very hot. Hence stands out of the bracket of other photos of perching raptors. Pastel color effect. Good job.


Ciao Sheriff, lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-10 5:10]

Hello Sheriff,
a very stern and serious face is recorded here in 4xcellent sharpness.
The bird's feather is so clear and you have metered it very well.
Splendid job.


Nice one Sheriff Wilbury! Bravo ! I would rearrange slightly the composition and give a bit more space in the direction of the bird's sight ...
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-10 6:36]

Hello Sheriff,
Nice photo in beautiful warm colours and good sharpness. I prefer a bit more space in front of the head of the bird, so on the rigth side in stead of the left side.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-10 7:19]

Hi Sheriff.
Nice to see your shots here again. Pictured bird is very attractive as well as its pose and hairstyle. Warm sunlight and colours of the shot, shapes of the old tree are impressive too. Kind regards and TFS.

Beautiful photo of an impressive bird Sheriff! Good composition, nice pose, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-11 2:30]

Hi Sheriff,the light of sunset is the best to warm the colors,you choose very well the moment,a lucky meeting and a magnificent result.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sheriff.
I has been a while and you have came back with the nice bird shot. Good perch with the head turn and nice isolation against the spotless sky. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Ciao Sheriff. Intrigant warm light for the intersting bird in pose. Wonderful colours stunning details.


Hello Sheriff
Great capture with wonderful light,colors and details.
Thank You,
Kind regards

Bonjour Sheriff,
Le cadrage me paraît un peu grand pour apprécier pleinement la finesse des détails mais le sujet est relativement bien valorisé dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sheriff,
This must have made your day. Beautiful golden late afternoon hue and good definition. The bird is particularly well displayed in a very nice pose. Well done.

Hi Sheriff,
A Beautiful shot with the afternoon sun's rays actually enhances the contrast. Splendid detail, eye contact, POV against the perfect blue African sky. Well done my friend.
Best regards,
We are living about 100 km apart. The world is truly small hey.

amazing light and composition, TFS Ori

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