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Buteo rufinus

Buteo rufinus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 5:00
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Buteo rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1827)
Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It has a length of 50-58 cm and a wing span of 130-160 cm.
It is a species of eastern Mediterranean and Asia.
Recorded as nesting in Cyprus for the first time in 1992. Its population in 2012 was estimated at 35-40 pairs. Its range includes most of the Troodos Mountains. The highest population density is found in the hilly and mountainous areas of Paphos district. It nests on cliffs or large trees and preys mainly on small mammals and reptiles.
It is a strictly protected species included in Annex I of the 2009/147/EC directive. It is also included in the Red List of IUCN as Vulnerable.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-30 5:27]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic in flight photo of this Long-legged Buzzard. I've only seen it a few years ago on Lesvos from a big distance. But this is breath taking. Sharpness, details, colours, white balance and timing are all awesome. Splendid composition. Into my favorites.

Hi Christodoulos, Marvelous in flight shot of this bird. The wide spreading wings are beautifully captured by you with such great details. Thank very much for sharing and Happy Holidays

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-30 6:09]

Sweeping shot...lovely flight of this Buzzard, captured well with fine viewpoint and background. tfs.

What a powerful in-flight shot of this Buzzard, Chris!
Tack sharp focus and brilliant details on the wings.
The deep blue sky makes an apt BG.

Hello Christodoulos

Great in-flight shot of the Long-legged Buzzard, fine POV to show details
of its plumage, excellent light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-30 6:58]

Hi Christodoulos,
Perfect capture of flying bird of prey. Perfect sharpness details,amazing colors with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Christodoulos,
This specie looks always gorgeous.....Remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV. The contrast against the blue sky looks great.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness picture of this bird in flight
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful capture.Excellent details and attractive colour(mainly under wings).Very good sharpness with majestic pose.
Thanks for sharing such tough shot,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Christodoulos,
beautiful bird. Excellent pose. Perfect composition. Very good point of view.
Happy New Year.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-30 15:33]

Hi Chris,you're always a step ahead and this is another spectacular example! What a in flight capture,what a wings position and what a top quality of details,colors and exposure,very very well done!! A big thanks for your 2013's gallery on TN and i wish you all the best for the new year! Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful shot of in-flight bird Long-legged Buzzard.
Great sharpness and colour.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos
Very good picture when flying bird.
Well done.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-31 7:01]

Hello Christodoulos,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!regards..

Hello Christodoulos,
Wonderful in-flight catch with great details,nice colours and beautiful light.
Wish you and Your Family A Happy New YEAR 2014.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-31 8:01]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Superb image ..
A nice capture of this beautiful Long-legged Buzzard.
Happy New Year 2014,

Hallo Christodoulos
My wish for you are ample photographic opportunities, and for you and your loved ones harmony, good health, joy and prosperity in 2014. This is an impressive perspective of a beautiful and majestic bird. I know that in-flight shots are not easy to do and you managed very well with nice strong colours showing well against the blue sky as background. Excellent composition and beautiful details on the bird.
Best regards.

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent, powerful and extremely clear in-sight capture. Exposure is spot on, you froze the action with using 1/4000 sec., and your lights are perfect. Breathtaking photo. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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